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Nashville Sounds Game Information: Nashville Sounds (17-27) vs. Memphis Redbirds (22-23)

May 22, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Nashville Sounds News Release

Game #45: Nashville Sounds (17-27) vs. Memphis Redbirds (22-23)

Pitching Matchup: RHP Tim Dillard (3-1, 5.30) vs. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (3-2, 3.96)

First Pitch: 6:35 CST

Radio: 97.5 FM


At the Park

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

- All fans win on Winning Wednesday presented by Pepsi at First Tennessee Park. The first 1,000 fans through the gates are guaranteed a free prize. Additionally, all fans are welcome to run the bases after the game if the Sounds win.

- "Better Flippin' Meat" Night presented by Applegate Farms.

From the Notes

Ponce de Leon vs. Nashville: Memphis starter Daniel Ponce de Leon has faced Nashville in two starts this season and is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (10 IP, 2 ER) and walked 9 while striking out 9. Against Sounds' active hitters, Ponce de Leon has performed as such: Cole, 1-2 | Davidson, 1-5, RBI, BB, K | Granite, 1-4, BB | Ibáñez, 0-4, BB, K | Tocci, 1-4, RBI | White, 1-2, K | Wisdom, 0-1, 4 BB, K.

Dillard Record Watch: Tim Dillard is one strikeout shy of tying Jamie Werly's Nashville strikeout record of 354. He also finds himself two walks away from tying Hugh Kemp's Nashville base on balls record of 207. Dillard has won three of his last four appearances, making him 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA (18.0 IP/8 ER) and has struck out 5 batters to 2 walks.

The Number 600: Two milestones regarding the number 600 could be achieved for two members of the Nashiville Sounds tonight. Manager Jason Wood has 599 wins in his managerial career going into tonight's game. His season-high for wins is 80 with Double-A Frisco in the 2014 season. Tim Dillard also sits on 594.0 career innings pitched with Nashville, and if he matches his season-high of 6.0 innings pitched he would be the first Sound to achieve the feat.

RBI Streaking: With another home run last night, Hunter Cole has extended his RBI streak to five-consecutive game, a team-high. Cole also has five consecutive multi-hit games after another two hits last night. He has now hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games, hitting .405 (17-42) with 8 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 12 RBI and 3 walks. He has raised his batting average from .032 to .286 in that span. Cole is the only hitter that has at least a .500 record when in the starting lineup as the Sounds are 11-9 in those games.

How Can I Assist You?: Zack Granite notched his fifth outfield assist in Tuesday night's game, and is now tied for the team lead with Hunter Cole. 3 of Granite's assists have come from left field and 2 from right. Hunter Cole has 4 assists from right field and 1 from left.

What's the word around Nashville?

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John Blake (@RangerBlake)

Rangers have placed OF Willie Calhoun on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain. OF Delino DeShields has been recalled from Nashville.

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