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The Sounds conclude a nine-game homestand tonight as they play another doubleheader with Colorado Springs. Game 1 is the continuation and completion of Saturday’s rain-suspended game — Sounds lead 5-0 in the 1st inning — and Game 2 will be a seven-inning contest to wrap up the series. Daniel Gossett, who started Saturday, will continue his outing on short rest, and former Sound Taylor Jungmann will come out of the bullpen for the Sky Sox. Then it’s  Joel Seddon making his Sounds debut in Game 2 up from Double-A Midland and opposing Paolo Espino (4-0, 3.22).

First pitch tonight is set for 5:05 CT with the pregame at 4:50 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.

Today’s interview is with former Sound Tim Dillard, who is back with Colorado Springs and the Brewers this year. He discusses his career and time with the Sounds and his always-entertaining videos and messages on social media.

Photo courtesy MiLB.com

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Jeff

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Let’s play 1! After a doubleheader last night, and with a doubleheader on tap Tuesday, the Sounds and Sky Sox continue their five-game series today on Memorial Day with a regular 9-inning game. The clubs split Sunday’s twinbill as the Sounds grabbed Game 2 in walk-off fashion. Today it’s a battle of prospects, as Paul Blackburn (3-4, 3.33) takes on Josh Hader (3-4, 5.81).

First pitch today is set for 12:05 CT with the pregame at 11:50 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.

Today’s interview is this week’s Monday chat with manager Ryan Christenson, who discusses the team’s recent short-handed bullpen situation, the great performance in Game 2 last night by Corey Walter, the pitching plan for the next couple of days, and how to handle situations where position players have to take the mound, as has happened a couple of times this homestand.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their nine-game, eight-day homestand today as they play a doubleheader (two 7-inning games) with Colorado Springs to make up an April 17 postponement during the clubs’ first series in Nashville. Last night’s game was suspended in the 1st inning, and that will be continued and completed Tuesday as part of doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m. CT. So, the clubs now are set for five games in three days (Monday’s 12:05 p.m. game remains a regular 9-inning game). Today in Game 1 it’s Chris Smith (2-1, 2.72) against Brandon Woodruff (5-3, 3.40), and in Game 2 it’ll be Corey Walter back up from Double-A Midland in the place of the called-up Daniel Mengden and opposing Michael Blazek (0-0, 2.53).

First pitch today is set for 4:05 CT with the pregame at 3:50 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.

Below I’m playing catch-up with audio from this past week’s series in Sacramento and the first leg of the homestand with Omaha.

May 27 – Former Sounds manager Rick Sweet

May 25 – Outfielder Ryan LaMarre

May 23 – Right-hander Daniel Gossett

May 22 – Manager Ryan Christenson

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their eight-game California trip tonight as they take on the Sacramento River Cats (Giants) in Game 2 of a four-game series. The Sounds continued to belt the ball out of the ballpark last night in a 6-0 win. They hit a pair of home runs and now have 53 on the season — T-1st in the minors — and 35 in May — most in pro baseball. Tonight Chris Bassitt (1-0, 4.00) makes his third rehab appearance and takes on Michael Roth (2-3, 4.54).

First pitch tonight is set for 9:05 CT with the pregame at 8:50 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 Northern California native Paul Blackburn, who tossed six shutout innings last night in the win in front of a lot of family and friends. He discusses coming home, his season so far, the development of his great sinker and change-up, and his memories of the A’s and Giants as a kid growing up in the Bay Area.

Below the Blackburn interview is Friday’s interview with infielder and top prospect Franklin Barreto (with special thanks to Renato Nunez, who served as translator). Barreto discusses his season so far, what he’s trying to improve, and whether he feels additional pressure being such a highly-touted prospect.

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 California trip tonight as they conclude a four-game series in Fresno trying to take three out of four from the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros). The Sounds lost a heartbreaker yesterday, unable to hold a pair of late leads. Tonight Daniel Mengden, a former Astros farmhand, makes his third rehab start and faces some old teammates while opposing Trent Thornton (1-1, 2.60).

First pitch today is set for 9:05 CT with the pregame at 8:50 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 Fresno second baseman, Franklin native and former Vanderbilt start Tony Kemp, who discusses his season so far, getting the news of his first-ever big league call-up last year while in Nashville playing the Sounds, and why Vanderbilt is such a special place for him and his fellow former Commodores.

Photo courtesy Fresno Grizzlies

Photo courtesy Vanderbilt Commodores

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their eight-game California trip tonight as they play Game 2 in a four-game set against the Fresno Grizzlies. The Sounds got homers from Matt Olson and Bruce Maxwell last night and five solid innings in a rehab start from Chris Bassitt in a 4-1 win in the opener. Tonight Jharel Cotton makes his ’17 Sounds debut and opposes David Martinez (1-4, 6.67).

First pitch today is set for 8:35 CT with the pregame at 8:20 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 Oakland A’s player development director Keith Lieppman, who discusses Bassitt’s outing last night, the play of Franklin Barreto and Renato Nunez and who is playing well at Double-A Midland that may find Nashville later in the season.

Below the Lieppman interview you’ll find yesterday’s weekly Monday chat with manager Ryan Christenson.

Photo courtesy Oakland A’s

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds conclude an eight-game, nine-day homestand today as they host Albuquerque in a Mother’s Day matinee. The Sounds are looking to take three out of four after the began the homestand by dropping three out of four against El Paso. Last night the Sounds won, 7-3, on the strength of three home runs, including two by Matt Olson.  Today Paul Blackburn (1-3, 3.52) faces veteran Barry Enright, who makes his ’17 Isotopes debut.

First pitch today is set for 2:05 with the pregame at 1:50 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.

Today’s interview is with Daniel Mengden, who made his second start last night in a Sounds uniform on a rehab assignment from Oakland. He discusses his performance last night, coming back from the February foot surgery and what he learned during a great 2016 that included his major league debut.

Below the Mengden interview you’ll find other audio from this past week.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

May 13 – 1B/OF Chris Parmelee

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

May 12 – Right-hander Chris Bassitt

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

May 9 – Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

May 8 – Manager Ryan Christenson

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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