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The Sounds are down to five games remaining in the 2015 season, and tonight they play their final home game in the inaugural season of First Tennessee Park as they take on Round Rock (Rangers) in the finale of a four-game set. It’s Brad Mills (5-11, 4.32) returning to the mound after missing one start, and he faces Chi Chi Gonzalez (7-7, 3.67). First pitch is set for 7:05 on 102.5 The Game, and pregame coverage starts at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is with Doug Scopel, the Sounds’ Senior Vice President of Operations, who was an integral part of the Sounds’ planning, designing and overseeing of the building of First Tennessee Park and now its operation as the Sounds’ long-awaited new home. He discusses elements from the past couple of years as the ballpark began to take shape and now concludes its first season of baseball. You’ll hear about some things you can see when you come to the park, and some things you wouldn’t see but help make the ballpark what it is.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After eight games on the West Coast, the Sounds are back in Nashville tonight as they open a four-game series against Round Rock (Rangers) — the last home series of the year — and the final eight games of the season overall. It’s Sean Nolin (2-2, 2.95) against Phil Klein (1-0, 2.92). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05 CT with pregame at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses all the roster movement during the road trip; the impending September call-ups coming tonight and tomorrow; Joey Wendle’s being named to the All-PCL Team today; and Jason Pridie’s 20/20 accomplishment.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After splitting four in Reno, the Sounds continue their eight-game West Coast road trip tonight as they open a four-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners). It’s Brad Mills (5-11, 4.32) against Forrest Snow (9-8, 3.97). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 9:05 CT with pregame coverage getting underway at 8:50.

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Tonight’s interview is with Sounds hitting coach Webster Garrison, who played for the Tacoma Tigers from ’91-’93 when he was in the A’s system. The Tigers were an A’s farm team from ’81-’94 before becoming the Rainers and a Mariners affiliate in ’95. Garrison shares some memories of playing in Tacoma and a hot-hitting Sounds offense that owns a .295 team average in August, including his thoughts on Joey Wendle, Jason Pridie, Ryan Roberts, Rangel Ravelo and Carson Blair. 

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their four-game series in Reno tonight as they take on the Aces at 9:05 CT. Pregame on 102.5 The Game starts at 8:50. It’s Cody Martin (2-4, 5.63) against A.J. Schugel (2-6, 10.36). The Sounds are in the middle of an eight-game West Coast road trip and 16-game stretch of cross-conference play, and there are only 14 games remaining in the season.

Tonight’s interview is with former Nashville Sounds announcer and Nashville radio personality Duncan Stewart, who now lives in Reno. Stewart called Sounds game in 1987 alongside Bob Jamison when the Sounds were Triple-A for the Reds in the American Association. He shares what he’s doing now in Reno and some memories of Nashville, including that ’87 Sounds teams and the time he lived on a billboard for over 30 days until the Tennessee Vols won a football game.

Photo courtesy of KUNR Reno Public Radio

Former Sounds radio announcer & Nashville radio personality Duncan Stewart (Photo courtesy of KUNR Reno Public Radio)

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue an eight-game West Coast road trip tonight as they play the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) in Game 2 of a four-game set. Zach Neal (7-8, 3.79) is scheduled to face Caleb Clay (7-7, 5.43). Don’t forget the two-hour time difference — it’s a 9:05 CT first pitch with 8:50 pregame on 102.5 The Game.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses last night’s 8-4 win in Reno and playing in hitter-friendly Reno in general; the recent calls back to Oakland for Jake Smolinski and Max Muncy; and the Sounds’ strong play of late.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds continue their eight-game homestand tonight as they play Game 3 in a four-game set against Albuquerque (Rockies). It’s Sean Nolin (2-1, 2.52) against Boone Whiting (3-5, 5.20). First pitch is set for 7:05 with pregame on 102.5 The Game set for 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is with left-hander Brad Mills, who tossed six innings of one-run ball in Game 2 of Thursday’s doubleheader and picked up the win in the 3-2 final. Mills discusses his season with the Sounds, his recent call-up to Oakland last week to pitch for the A’s in Baltimore, and his decision to accept his minor league assignment back to Nashville after being designated for assignment after his outing against the Orioles.

August 21 – Chat with Sounds pitcher Brad Mills

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds continue their eight-game homestand tonight as they take on the El Paso Chihuahuas in Game 3 of a four-game series. It’s Zach Neal (7-7, 3.84) against Jason Lane (8-8, 5.80). First pitch is set for 7:05 with pregame at 6:50 on 102.5 The Game.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the return of Tyler Ladendorf and the flurry of roster moves and rotation changes the Sounds have had over the past few days given what’s happened with the parent-club A’s.

August 17 – Weekly chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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