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The Sounds continue a four-game series in the Lone Star State tonight as they battle the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond. Eric Surkamp, recently optioned by the A’s, makes his Sounds debut after going 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA in four starts as Oakland’s #5 starter. He opposes Nick Tepesch (1-1, 3.63). With the Predators starting their 2nd Round playoff series in San Jose tonight on flagship 102.5 The Game, I’ll have the call for you of Sounds-Express over on 94.9 Game 2, the TuneIn Radio app, and online HERE. First pitch is set for 7:05 CT with pregame on 6:50. It’s very windy and potentially rainy. Fingers cross for uninterrupted baseball.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds right-hander Chris Smith, who gave up one earned run and struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings for the win in last night’s 7-3 final. Smith discusses his outing last night and waiting out a 45-minute rain delay at the outset; why he enjoys shagging flyballs during practice on the days he pitches instead of seclusion in the clubhouse; how he came to master his changeup; and the journey of his career that’s included time as a Sounds closer in 2009-10 (he’s 2nd all-time in Sounds history with 43 saves).

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds conclude a four-game home series with New Orleans tonight at First Tennessee Park and are looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Last night the Sounds fell, 4-3, the third time during the skid they’ve lost by one run. Tonight Zach Neal is on the hill facing Dylan Axelrod. The first pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 6:35 CT, and pregame coverage begins at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is with former Sounds catcher and former Lipscomb University assistant coach Paul Phillips, now the hitting coach for New Orleans in the Marlins organization. Phillips played for the Sounds in 2012 and retired after that season en route to taking a job with Lipscomb. Now he’s back in pro ball in his first season as a professional coach. He discusses returning to Nashville and sleeping at home during a road series; getting traded from the Sounds (Brewers) to Las Vegas (Toronto) in 2012 while the Sounds were in Vegas; what he enjoys about coaching in the professional ranks; and spending time in spring training with Marlins manager and former Sound Don Mattingly and Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds.

Paul Phillips, shown as a Sound in 2012 (Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Paul Phillips, shown as a Sound in 2012 (Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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The Sounds look to snap a three-game skid tonight as they play Game 3 of their four-game series with the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins). First pitch at First Tennessee Park is set for 6:35 CT. It’s Henderson Alvarez, on a rehab assignment, starting for the Sounds, and Kendry Flores going for the Z’s. With Predators playoff hockey tonight on flagship 102.5 The Game, I’ve got the Sounds broadcast for you on 94.9 Game 2 and online HERE starting at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses today’s news that reliever and Nashville native Andrew Triggs has received his first-ever big league call-up and is joining the A’s for their series in Detroit. Scarsone also talks about the Sounds’ defense so far this season and the inspired play from IF/OF Max Muncy.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After going 4-3 on their eight-day road trip and ending with a 8-7 hearbreaking loss last night in Colorado Springs, the Sounds are back in Nashville tonight to start a four-game series with the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins). Chris Smith (0-2, 7.20) faces Ivan Pineyro (0-2, 4.09) with a first pitch at 6:35 CT and pregame on 94.9 Game 2 and online HERE (Preds hockey has the flagship 102.5 The Game tonight).

Tonight’s interview is with infielder/outfielder Max Muncy, who went 6-for-15 with two homers and seven RBIs in the Colorado Springs series, including a two-run homer in the 9th last night that looked like it would be the game-winner before the Sky Sox rallied with three in the bottom of the inning. Muncy discusses his start to the season, playing several different positions, what he took away from last year’s first taste of Triple-A and the big leagues, and a return to his native Texas next weekend for the Round Rock series.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds conclude an eight-day road trip tonight as they try to take three out of four from the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs. The Sounds are 4-2 on the trip after a thrilling 9-8 win last night in Game 3 that included an Andrew Lambo grand slam, the first grand slam by a Sound since 2014 (Jeremy Hermida). Tonight it’s Sean Manaea (2-0, 1.50) for the Sounds (7-7) against Jorge Lopez (0-0, 6.48) for the Sky Sox (6-7). First pitch on flagship 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 7:35 CT. Pregame starts at 7:20.

Tonight’s interview is with Lambo, who discusses his start to the season and joining the A’s; his last few years with the Pirates, including being on their Opening Day roster last year and missing most of the year with plantar fasciitis; and his passion for always trying to improve.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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After splitting a doubleheader yesterday, the Sounds and Sky Sox continue their four-game series tonight with Game 3. Zach Neal opposes Brent Suter. First pitch is 7:35 CT, and pregame coverage on 94.9 Game 2 (with Preds hockey on flagship 102.5 The Game tonight) and online HERE commences at 7:20. The Sounds are 3-2 so far on this eight-day road trip that concludes tomorrow night.

Tonight’s interview is with left-hander Dillon Overton, who tossed a seven-inning complete game yesterday in Game 2 of the twinbill, an 8-1 win that included home runs from Max Muncy, Joey Wendle and Chad Pinder. Overton discusses his performance yesterday, pitching at high elevation in The Springs, getting to see family and friends during the series in Oklahoma City, and the evolution his tremendous command and off-speed pitches.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After a postponement last night in Colorado Springs, the Sounds and Sky play a doubleheader today starting at 12:05 CT. It’s Jesse Hahn — with 12 scoreless innings on the year so far — taking on Junior Guerra in Game 1 in a rematch of last Wednesday afternoon in Nashville (Here’s a piece on Hahn from A’s MLB.com beat reporter Jane Lee). First pitch is set for 12:05 CT with pregame at 11:50 a.m. Game 2 features Dillon Overton against Ariel Pena, and the broadcast will move over to 94.9 Game 2 and online HERE.

Today’s interview — taped yesterday before the postponement — is with Sounds reliever Ryan Brasier, who tossed two more scoreless innings Monday in OKC and has 6 2/3 scoreless innings on the year. He joins Danny Coulombe (5ip), Tucker Healy (5ip) and Patrick Schuster (5ip) as Sounds reliever yet to allow a run this season. Brasier discusses how he feels this season, what it’s like to pitch in cold temperatures, and signing with the A’s in July last year following several years with the Angels and a comeback from 2014 Tommy John elbow surgery.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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