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The Sounds continue their four-game series with the New Orleans Zephyrs tonight as they take the field for Game 2 in a series that leads into the all-star break. The Sounds have lost seven of eight and still hold a 2.0-game lead atop the division after a 1-0 loss last night.  Tonight Zach Neal (6-1, 2.61) faces Dylan Axelrod (5-4, 4.09), and the first pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 7:05 CT with 6:50 pregame.

Tonight’s interview is with longtime Oakland A’s minor league instructor Juan Navarrete, who serves as a coordinator overseeing defense, bunting and baserunning for A’s minor leaguers. We caught with him a few weeks ago when he was in town, and this time he discusses filling in as hitting coach for Eric Martins in this series and as manager for Steve Scarsone coming up in El Paso, the defense and versatility of Max Muncy, what Winter Ball is like and can do for a player’s career, and the honor of being inducted in the Mexico Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

A's minor league defensive instructor Juan Navarrete, shown with the Charros de Jalisco

A’s minor league defensive instructor Juan Navarrete, shown with the Charros de Jalisco

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The Sounds wrap up a three-game series in Memphis tonight as they look to take two out of three from the Redbirds. Last night the Sounds severed a five-game skid and kept a 2.0-game lead atop the division by throttling the Redbirds, 8-2. Tonight Nick Tepesch (7-3, 3.91) makes his seconds start as a Sound and 16th overall in the league this year, and he opposes Mike Mayers (3-2, 2.41), who makes his eighth start for Memphis since coming up from Double-A. Then the Sounds head back to Nashville to host New Orleans for four games starting Thursday night, which leads into the all-star break. Tonight the first pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 7:05 CT with 6:50 pregame.

Tonight’s interview is with reliever Ryan Doolittle, who tossed a pair of perfect relief innings last night. He discusses joining the Sounds after spending most of ’14, all of ’15 and the start of ’16 at Double-A Midland, how we developed a split change-up, and his relationship with his older — by just 1 1/2 years — brother, A’s lefty Sean Doolittle.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds look to snap a five-game losing streak as they take the field in Memphis tonight in Game 2 of a three-game series against the Redbirds. The Sounds lost a heart-breaker last night, though their lead atop the division over Round Rock remains at 2.0 games after the Express lost last night to New Orleans. Tonight Dillon Overton (8-4, 3.01) makes his first start with the Sounds since his first-ever stint in the major leagues, and he faces Deck McGuire (6-6, 4.16). The Sounds play one more in Memphis on Wednesday night before returning to First Tennessee Park to host New Orleans for four starting Thursday, which leads into the all-star break. Tonight the first pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 7:05 CT with 6:50 pregame.

Tonight’s interview is with Willie McGee, one of the great Nashville Sounds in franchise history. The former Cardinals great is in Memphis to work with the Redbirds for a few days as a consultant for the Cardinals. He played in 78 games for the Sounds in 1980 and 100 games in 1981 when the Sounds were a Double-A Yankees affiliate. McGee was traded to St. Louis after his ’81 Sounds season and went on to finish 3rd in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in ’82 while helping the Cardinals win the World Series. During his time with the Giants, he also overlapped for a couple seasons with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone. McGee discusses his work with the St. Louis, the minor leagues today compared to the early ’80s, and the ’81 Sounds team that also included Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly, Otis Nixon and Brian Dayett, among other future major leaguers.

Photo courtesy Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Nashville Sounds

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After going 3-5 on an eight-game homestand, including getting swept by Oklahoma City with a loss last night, the Sounds are the on the road for the 4th of July. They start a three-game series in Memphis tonight before returning to First Tennessee Park to host New Orleans for four starting Thursday, which leads into the all-star break. Tonight Chris Smith (5-6, 4.18) takes on Alex Reyes (2-1, 4.93). First pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 6:35 CT with 6:20 pregame.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the news of Sounds lefty reliever Patrick Schuster’s first-ever major league call-up (our recent chat with Schuster is HERE.), the Sounds’ getting swept by OKC, and some thoughts on outfielder Andrew Lambo following the A’s recent update about Lambo’s surgery to treat testicular cancer.

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 of a four-game series against Oklahoma City and try to snap a two-game skid, having fallen last night, 9-6, in Game 2. . Tonight Jesse Hahn (1-3, 3.60) toes the rubber and opposes Trevor Oaks, who makes his second start with OKC after coming up from Double-A. First pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 7:05 CT with 6:50 pregame.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds lefty reliever and recently-named Triple-A All-Star Patrick Schuster, who is 1-0 with a 1.36 ERA and five saves on the season in 27 appearances. He discusses being named an all-star and the upcoming game, his season so far, the Sounds’ tremendous bullpen, his love of fishing, and trying to perfect his ability to do well against left-handed hitters.

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 eight-game homestand tonight as they play Game 2 of a four-game series against Oklahoma City. They’re looking to even the set after a 7-3 loss last night. Tonight Nick Tepesch (7-2, 3.66) makes his Sounds debut after being claimed off waivers by the A’s a few days ago and opposes Jharel Cotton (6-4, 4.98). First pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE is set for 7:05 CT with 6:50 pregame.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds hitting coach Eric Martins, who discusses a Sounds offense that ranks 6th in the league in runs scored and home runs, the progress the hitters have made since the early part of the year, the tremendous behind-the-scenes work ethic shown by the Sounds, and the seasons thus far of Chad Pinder (AAA All-Star) and Ryon Healy (Futures Game), who’ve made news this week.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds and Omaha conclude their four-game series tonight as they take the field at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds are trying to take three out of four after winning in extra-inning walk-off fashion last night in Game 3. Tonight Chris Smith (4-6, 4.47) will take on Miguel Almonte (3-5, 5.04). First pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE.

Tonight’s interview is with Grady Fuson, a special assistant to the GM for the Sounds’ parent-club Oakland A’s. He discusses his role with the A’s, the Sounds’ season so far, the depth of talent in the A’s system, including Sounds infielder Ryon Healy, who today was named as a participant in the upcoming Future’s Game, and how busy this time of year can be for a baseball operations and scouting department.

Grady Fuson, special assistant to the GM for the Oakland A's

Grady Fuson, special assistant to the GM for the Oakland A’s

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Jeff

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