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The Sounds and Iowa Cubs continue their four-game series in The Hawkeye State tonight with Game 2, and the Sounds are looking to even the series after a tough 1-0 defeat last night.  They’re 2-3 so far on this long 12-game road trip through Omaha, Iowa and New Orleans. Tonight Ben Bracwell (1-1, 1.80, 4 starts) faces former Sound and A’s pitcher Aaron Brooks (5-7, 5.96, 18 starts).

First pitch tonight is set for 7:08 CT with the pregame at 6:53 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is with right-hander Corey Walter, who discusses his five shutout innings from last night, his transition the past few years from a reliever to a full-time starter, and the evolution of his sinker and split change-up. Below the Walter interview is Monday’s weekly chat with manager Ryan Christenson.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds and Storm Chasers continue their four-game series in Nebraska tonight with Game 3, and for the Sounds it’s also the third game on this 12-game road trip out of the all-star break. The series is even at one win apiece. The Sounds won the opener, 10-1, but gave one away last night with three errors and four unearned runs. Tonight Frankie Montas (0-1, 5.19 ERA, 6 appearances, 5 starts) opposes lefty Onelki Garcia (1-1, 5.46 ERA, 12 appearances, 3 starts), with whom Montas played in 2015 at Double-A Birmingham with the White Sox.

First pitch tonight is set for 7:05 CT with the pregame at 6:50 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is with Oakland A’s minor league instructor Ed Sprague, a former major leaguer now in his second year with the A’s who is filling in as Sounds manager this series for Ryan Christenson. Sprague discusses coming back to Omaha (where he won consecutive College World Series titles in ’87 and ’88 with Stanford), his role with the A’s, filling in as a manager, the depth of infield talent in the Oakland farm system, and the minute details that can sometimes separate players from good and great or Triple-A and the major leagues.

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their 12-game road trip tonight as they play Game 2 of four in Omaha against the Storm Chasers (Royals). The Sounds resumed play out of the all-star break last night in grand fashion, pummeling Omaha, 10-1, on a night where Joey Wendle became the Sounds all-time leader in doubles (with, fittingly, a single that he stretched to a double).  Tonight Jesse Hahn makes his second start since coming down from the A’s, and he opposes Luke Farrell (7-4, 4.11, 15 appearances), the son of Red Sox manager John Farrell.

First pitch tonight is set for 7:05 CT with the pregame at 6:50 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is with Oakland A’s minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson, who is filling in this series as pitching coach for Rick Rodriguez. He discusses last night’s game, the difference for him as a fill-in pitching coach compared to when he visits as a coordinator, the development of some of the new faces on the Sounds’ pitching staff,  and what can separate big league pitchers from Triple-A pitchers at times.

Photo courtesy of Oakland A’s

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Jeff

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The Sounds and Memphis Redbirds conclude their three-game series tonight and play the final game before the three-day all-star break. The series is even at one win apiece after the Redbirds burned the Sounds in the 9th inning last night. Tonight Chris Jensen (4-0, 4.29, 19 appearances, 1 start) goes to the mound against Josh Zeid (5-2, 5.38, 18 appearances, 11 starts). Then the Sounds will next be in action on Thursday in Omaha at 7:05, beginning a 12-game road trip.

First pitch tonight is set for 6:35 CT with the pregame at 6:20 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is with infielder Joey Wendle, who discusses his season so far, learning to play shortstop, and matching Skeeter Barnes the other night for the most doubles in Sounds history (94 in 332 games; Barnes had 94 in 514 games).

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds and Memphis Redbirds continue their three-game series tonight with the middle game of the set, and the Sounds are looking to build off last night’s walk-off win, which came in the bottom of the ninth courtesy of Mark Canha. It would be the Sounds’ first series win since early June. Tonight Frankie Montas (0-1, 6.75, 5 appearances) goes to the mound against John Gant (1-4, 3.46, 8 starts) in the penultimate game before the all-star break.

First pitch tonight is set for 7:05 CT with the pregame at 6:50 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is with catcher Beau Taylor, who discusses his first couple of weeks with the Sounds up from Double-A Midland, last night’s outing by Ben Bracewell, what it’s like to catch Frankie Montas’ 101 mph fastballs, and what he enjoys about playing for manager Ryan Christenson.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

July 7 – Memphis broadcaster Steve Selby

July 4 – Outfielder Jaff Decker

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds celebrate Independence Day a night early tonight at First Tennessee Park as they conclude an eight-game homestand before spending their 4th of July in Colorado Springs. The Sounds are 4-3 so far on the homestand and can take three out of four from Oklahoma City with a win in the finale tonight. The Sounds have had a pair of walk-off wins the last two nights. Saturday it was rehabbing A’s shortstop Marcus Semien who delivered the game-winner, and last night a throwing error by OKC and hustle from Joey Wendle provided the game-ender. Tonight Frankie Montas (0-1, 7.71, 4 appearances) goes to the mound against his old club and opposes Fabio Castillo (4-3, 3.47, 12 appearances).

First pitch tonight is set for 7:05 CT with the pregame at 6:50 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Ryan Christenson, who discusses the consecutive walk-offs, the job Jaff Decker has done in the lead-off role, the return of Matt Olson and Jesse Hahn, and the upcoming Futures Game in Miami where Christenson will serve as third base coach for the U.S. Team.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Jeff

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The Sounds and Dodgers continue their four-game series tonight at First Tennessee Park, and it’s Game 7 of the eight-game homestand, during which the Sounds are 3-3 so far. Last night they rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat OKC, 5-4, winning on a two-run single by the rehabbing A’s shortstop Marcus Semien. Tonight Chris Smith (4-3, 3.18) takes the mound against former Atlanta Brave David Hale, who makes his second start with OKC.

First pitch tonight is set for 6:35 CT with the pregame at 6:20 on ALT 97.5-FM and the iHeart, MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Radio apps. Here’s the online audio stream: http://milb.streamguys1.com/nashvillesounds.

Tonight’s interview is with outfielder Kenny Wilson, who scored the game-winning run last night on Semien’s hit. He discusses his season so far, which included a recent stint down at Double-A Midland, playing outfield at spacious First Tennessee Park, working this homestand with Hall of Famer and A’s special instructor Rickey Henderson, and becoming a dad last October.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Jeff

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