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The Sounds conclude a four-game series in Iowa tonight as they try to take three of four from the I-Cubs in Des Moines. It’ll be a chilly series finale, as temps are expected to be in the upper 30s/low 40s by the end of the game. Daniel Mengden (1-0, 0.00), who hasn’t allowed a run as a Sound in 13 innings and owns an 18-inning scoreless streak overall, opposes Ryan Williams (4-1, 3.86), who beat the Sounds in Nashville last week. Pregame coverage starts at 6:50 for a 7:08 CT first pitch on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE.

Tonight’s interview is with Iowa hitting coach and former Sound (’86) Brian Harper. He discusses what it’s been like to coach some impressive young talent on this Iowa team (Albert Almora, Willson Contreras) and the past few years (Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, Jorge Soler), his memories of playing at Greer Stadium for the Sounds in ’86 at Triple-A for the Tigers and how it compares (or can’t compare) to First Tennessee Park.

Iowa hitting coach Brian Harper, shown as a 1986 Nashville Sounds C/1B/OF

Iowa hitting coach Brian Harper, shown as a 1986 Nashville Sounds C/1B/OF

Photo courtesy of Iowa Cubs

Photo courtesy of Iowa Cubs

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The Sounds and the I-Cubs continue their four-game series from Des Moines today with Game 2. The Sounds claimed an 8-5 victory last night in the opener, doing so with a short-handed bullpen due to Oakland roster moves, a couple of banged up position players, and a starter on rehab assignment (Henderson Alvarez) they knew wouldn’t go deep into the game. Today at 12:05 CT it’s Dillon Overton (1-3, 4.68) against Drew Rucinski (1-3, 6.89). Pregame coverage on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE starts at 11:50 a.m.

Today’s interview is with Sounds lefty reliever Patrick Schuster, who tossed a scoreless seventh inning last night as one of only four available Sounds relievers. Schuster discusses his terrific start to the season (1.35 ERA in 12 appearances, .163 average against), the importance as a lefty of being able to get out left-handed hitters, signing with the A’s this past off-season, and trying to make an impression in major league spring training.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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The Sounds conclude their eight-game homestand tonight as they try to take three out of four from Memphis. A win tonight would give the Sounds a 4-4 mark on the homestand after it began by dropping three of four to Iowa, who will host the Sounds on Tuesday night. Tonight it’s Chris Smith (1-4, 5.51) for the Sounds against Arturo Reyes (1-2, 5.73). With Predators hockey tonight on flagship 102.5 The Game, I’ll have the Sounds broadcast on 94.9 Game 2, the TuneIn app and online HERE. First pitch is set for 6:35 CT with pregame at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the impressive start to Daniel Mengden’s time with the Sounds, the team’s improved defense of late, and the popularity of dramatic defensive shifts, which most teams are doing against all of the Sounds’ left-handed hitters.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds continue their four-game series with Memphis today on Mother’s Day. It’s Game 3 of the series, and each team has taken a game so far. The Sounds got even, 2-1, last night behind another gem from Zach Neal. Today it’s Daniel Mengden (1-0, 0.00) against Jeremy Hefner (2-0, 3.42) at 2:05 CT with pregame at 1:50. Join me on flagship 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE.

Today’s interview is with Neal, who discusses his solid start to the season, the development over the years of his great sinker, his passion for golf and, on this Mother’s Day, the role his mom has played in his baseball career.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds and Memphis Redbirds go at it tonight in Game 2 of their four-game series, and the Sounds are trying to snap a four-game losing streak after a 7-6 defeat last night. Tonight it’s Zach Neal (3-1, 3.14) taking on J.C. Sulburan (2-2, 4.18). First pitch is set for 6:35 CT with pregame at 6:20. With Predators playoff hockey on flagship 102.5 The Game tonight, I’ll have the call for you on 94.9 Game 2, as well as the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE. Speaking of the Predators, the Sounds took an opportunity today to show their support for Nashville’s hockey team. In the photo below, the Sounds are wearing pink t-shirts for tonight’s breast cancer awareness event along with Preds hats.

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Tonight’s interview is with Sounds catcher Bruce Maxwell, who discusses last night’s game, life as a catcher, the Sounds’ pitching staff, playing for Team Germany this past March in the World Baseball Classic qualifier, and his family’s military background.

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 welcome their intra-state rival Memphis Redbirds to town for a four-game series. The Sounds send Dillon Overton (1-2, 3.38) to the mound, and Memphis counters with Thomas Lee (1-2, 5.48). First pitch is set for 6:35 CT on 102.5 The Game, the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE. Pregame starts at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds second baseman Joey Wendle, who discusses his start to the season, the feel around this younger Sounds team compared to last season, the value of having consistency with the same double play partner (Chad Pinder this year), and how he feltĀ about his solid season with the Sounds last year.

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 conclude a four-game series with the Iowa Cubs. Henderson Alvarez makes a rehab start for the A’s with the Sounds tonight and opposes Stephen Perakslis, who is up from Double-A to make the start for Iowa. First pitch is 6:35 CT, and pregame broadcast coverage starts at 6:20. With Predators hockey on flagship 102.5 The Game tonight, I’ve got the call for you on 94.9 Game 2 as well as the TuneIn Radio app and online HERE.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds hitting coach Eric Martins, who is in first year as Sounds hitting coach after scouting for the A’s for several years and then serving last year as Double-A Midland’s hitting coach, where he worked with current Sounds like Chad Pinder, Matt Olson, Renato Nunez and Bruce Maxwell. Martins discusses the offense so far this season, how the team is trying to adjust to the hitting conditions of First Tennessee Park, and his time as a scout for Oakland.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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