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The Sounds conclude a four-game series in Iowa tonight as they try to split the set with the I-Cubs at Principal Park. Arnold Leon (0-2, 4.43) looks for this third straight quality start and faces Eric Jokisch (1-1, 3.38), who beat Leon in a 2-1 final last homestand. First pitch is set for 7:08 CT with pregame getting underway at 6:53. Then the Sounds head back to Nashville to face New Orleans on Saturday night at 6:35  at First Tennessee Park.

Tonight’s interview is with infielder Ryan Roberts, who is hitting .290 in 16 games with the Sounds since signing a minor league free agent deal with the A’s in late April. He was in spring training with the Royals before getting released and going home to stay in shape and look to sign elsewhere. Roberts discusses that process, how he feels since joining the A’s and Sounds and his memorable 2011 season with the Diamondbacks that included a post-season appearance and the creation of his “Tatman” nickname for his 25+ plus tattoos (HERE is an interview Roberts did in 2011 about his tattoos).

May 15 – Interview with Sounds infielder Ryan Roberts

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Ryan Roberts shown with Arizona where he was given the nickname "Tatman"

Ryan Roberts shown with Arizona where he was given the nickname “Tatman”

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The Sounds continue a four-game series in Iowa today as they face the I-Cubs in Game 2. The Sounds led the whole way last night in a 6-3 win to take the opener. First pitch today is set for 12:08 CT with pregame on 102.5 The Game at 11:53 a.m. It’s Ryan Verdugo (1-3, 4.00) taking on Iowa ace Donn Roach (4-0, 2.17).

Today’s interview is with last night’s Sounds starter and winner, Brad Mills, who tossed his second straight quality start and the Sounds’ sixth in the last nine games. Mills discusses his start and the rotation’s start to the season, his return to the Sounds (via the A’s) after pitching for the Sounds last season (via the Brewers), his civil engineering degree, and comparing Greer Stadium to First Tennessee Park (spoiler alert: there’s no real comparison).

May 13 – Interview with Sounds lefty Brad Mills

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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Apologies for the belated post, but here is this week’s Monday chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the team’s improved play of late going into the homestand finale, the steadiness of Sounds second baseman Joey Wendle and the addition of Craig Gentry from Oakland.

May 11 – Weekly chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone

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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 four against the Round Rock Express. It’s Arnold Leon facing Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez at 6:35, and pregame on 102.5 The Game starts at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is with shortstop Andy Parrino, who cracked a go-ahead two-run double last night during the Sounds’ six-run fourth-inning rally that led to an 8-6 win. Parrino discusses last night’s game, including the awful circumstances for Jarrod Park, who left with an injury, his hotting of late, and playing at First Tennessee Park.

May 9 – Interview with Sounds shortstop Andy Parrino

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds conclude a four-game series tonight with the Iowa Cubs and continue an eight-game homestand with Round Rock coming in tomorrow. First pitch is set for 7:05, and coverage on 102.5 The Game starts at 6:50. It’s Brad Mills (0-3, 5.95) taking on Tsuyoshi Wada (0-3, 3.68), who is down from the Chicago Cubs on a major league rehab assignment. The Sounds snapped a six-game losing streak last night with their most complete victory of the season, a 6-0 victory.

Tonight’s interview guest is Kendall Graveman, who tossed seven scoreless innings last night for the win in his second start since being optioned to Nashville by the A’s. Graveman discusses his out last night, his time so far this year with the A’s, his meteoric rise from A-ball to the major leagues last year with the Blue Jays (before being traded to Oakland this off-season) and the development and effectiveness of his cutter, which he added last year.

May 5 – Chat with pitcher Kendall Graveman

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds look to snap a five-game losing streak tonight as they battle the Iowa Cubs in Game 2 of a four-game series and Game 2 of an eight-game homestand. It’s Barry Zito against Carlos Pimentel. First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05, and pregame coverage starts at 6:50.

Tonight’s pregame guest is reliever Fernando Rodriguez, who struck out five batters in a row last night in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He discusses the team’s recent skid, his outing last night and what a successful 2014 season meant to him after missing all of 2013 recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery.

May 5 – Chat with reliever Fernando Rodriguez

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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After going 1-6 on their road trip through New Orleans and Round Rock, the Sounds are back in Nashville tonight. They’ve lost nine of their last 11 overall and got swept in Round Rock after consecutive 5-4 losses Saturday and Sunday. Tonight the Sounds host the Iowa Cubs in the opener of a four-game set. It’s Arnold Leon against Eric Jokisch. First pitch at First Tennessee Park is set for 7:05 and radio coverage on 102.5 The Game starts at 6:50.

Tonight’s pregame interview is our weekly Monday chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the Sounds’ recent success of having guys on base yet struggling to score runs; the addition of Nate Freiman on rehab from Oakland; and how he goes about putting together the lineup each day.

May 4 – 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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