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The Sounds wrap up a five-game, four-day series in New Orleans today as they play an 11 a.m. CT game against the Zephyrs. It’s Sean Nolin (0-0, 1.08) coming off the DL to face Pat Misch (4-5, 3.35). The Sounds are off Wednesday and continue this nine-day road trip Thursday in Oklahoma City.

Today’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the excitement around switch-pitcher Pat Venditte’s historic, first-ever MLB call-up, the team’s short-handed lineup the past few days and the oddity of Arnold Leon starting the April 27 game that was suspended by rain and being on the mound last night as it continued.

June 9 – Weekly chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After going 6-2 on their eight-game homestand against Las Vegas and Salt Lake, the Sounds are back on the road tonight as they open a nine-game, nine-day road trip in New Orleans against the Zephyrs. It’s a nine-game trip because Monday the Sounds and Z’s have to finish a rain-suspended game from April 27 (0-0 in the 4th) and then play a seven-inning game after that. Tonight it’s Zach Neal (4-0, 1.40) against Robert Morey (1-1, 2.42). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 6:00 with pregame starting at 5:45.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds lefty Barry Zito, who baffled Salt Lake with seven scoreless innings last night and now owns a consecutive scoreless innings streak of 21. Zito discusses the past few weeks of personal and team success, his return to the minor leagues and some of the adjustments he’s had to make, and his enjoyment for being in Nashville given his love of music.

June 6 – Chat with Sounds left-hander Barry Zito

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After their winning streak ended at eight last night with a 2-1 loss to Salt Lake, the Sounds are back at it tonight in Game 2 of the four-game series and the sixth game of the eight-game homestand. A’s prospect Chris Bassitt (2-3, 3.97) is set to face Angels prospect Andrew Heaney (5-1, 3.86). Pregame on 102.5 The Game is set for 6:50 for a 7:05 first pitch.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds lefty reliever Jim Fuller, who tossed a scoreless inning last night and has had scoreless outings in 10 of his 11 outings since joining the Sounds in early May from Double-A Midland. Fuller discusses his season so far, getting to Triple-A and joining the A’s organization as a free agent after spending last year with the Twins at Double-A, and, as a Massachusetts native, his beloved New England Patriots, including the Tom Brady “Deflategate” story.

June 3 – Chat with Sounds reliever Jim Fuller

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds look to take their winning streak to nine tonight as they welcome the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) to town for a four-game series. Brad Mills (2-5, 3.74) is set to face Drew Rucinski (1-4, 7.41). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05 with pregame at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is with right-hander Zach Neal, who tossed eight innings of one-run ball last night to improve to 4-0 with 1.40 ERA in four starts with the Sounds. Neal discusses the team’s win streak, his success since joining the club, pitching at First Tennessee Park and his favorite hobby, golf.

June 2 – Chat with Sounds pitcher Zach Neal

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds look to move their winning streak to eight tonight as they aim to sweep the Las Vegas 51s in a four-game series before Salt Lake (Angels) comes to town Tuesday night for the second part of this eight-game homestand. Tonight it’s Zach Neal (3-0, 1.53) against Tyler Pill (1-2, 7.04). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05 with pregame 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the club’s hot streak, how he approaches learning visiting teams’ strengths and weaknesses going into a series and the situation the other day where outfielder Matt Carson had to play third base for the first time in his pro career due to injuries to Ryan Roberts and Alden Carrithers.

June 1 – Weekly chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds look to take their winning streak to six tonight as they play Game 2 of a four-game series against the Las Vegas 51s and Game 2 of an eight-game homestand. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. with pregame at 6:20 on 102.5 The Game. It’s Sean Nolin (0-0, 0.71) against Duane Below (4-2, 2.18). The Sounds have had excellent starting pitching — 4-0, 1.21 ERA (4er/29.2ip) — during the five-game win streak. Here’s what the last five starters have done going back to Monday in Sacramento:

Mon. — Sean Nolin — 4ip, 0r (ND on limited pitch count)
Tues. — Barry Zito — 6ip, 0r (Win)
Wed. — Zach Neal — 7ip, 1r (Win)
Thurs. — Brad Mills — 7ip, 2r (Win)
Fri. — Chris Bassitt — 5.2ip, 1r (Win)

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds pitching coach Don Schulze, who is in first year as a Triple-A pitching coach for the A’s following three seasons as pitching coach at Double-A Midland. The Sounds enter play Saturday with the 2nd-best ERA in the Pacific Coast League (3.53). Schulze discusses the Sounds’ season so far on the mound, some of the differences between Triple-A and Double-A, and working with so many new faces this season, including a former Cy Yound Award winner in Barry Zito.

May 30 – Chat with Sounds pitching coach Don Schulze

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Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds conclude an eight-game West Coast road trip today as they play this afternoon at 2:05 CT in Sacramento against the River Cats. After an 11-4 thrashing of the River Cats last night, the Sounds are 4-3 overall on the trip and are going for a four-game sweep in Sacramento. Brad Mills (1-5, 3.91) takes on Kevin Correia (0-1, 4.40) with pregame on 102.5 The Game starting at 1:50 CT. Then it’s back to Nashville for an eight-game homestand at First Tennessee Park starting Friday night at 7:05 against Las Vegas.

Today’s interview is with Keith Lieppman, the player development director for the Sounds’ parent-club Oakland A’s. “Liepp” discusses watching the Sounds in Sacramento, where the A’s had their Triple-A club the last 15 seasons before affiliating with the Sounds this past off-season, the excellent outing Barry Zito put together on Tuesday in a return to Northern California, and how the A’s and Sounds seasons have mirrored each other so far this season.

May 28 – Chat with A’s director of player development Keith Lieppman

Photo courtesy Oakland A's

Photo courtesy Oakland A’s

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Jeff

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