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Nashville Sounds Game Information: Nashville Sounds (42-45) at Iowa Cubs (31-57)

July 12, 2018 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Nashville Sounds News Release

Game #89: Nashville Sounds (42-45) at Iowa Cubs (31-57)

Pitching Matchup: LHP Eric Jokisch (2-8, 4.62) vs. RHP Alec Mills (4-8, 4.69)

First Pitch: 7:08 CST

Radio: ALT 97.5 FM


From the Notes

Second Half Sounds: In recent years, Nashville has been a second half team. Since 2010, the Sounds have had a losing record after the All-Star break just once. That came in 2015 when they went 25-28. Their best second half performance since 2010 came in 2016 when they went 34-17 en route to a playoff berth. Since 2010, Nashville's overall second-half record is 221-185.

All-Star Performances: The Sounds had three players named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team - outfielder/first baseman Nick Martini, and pitchers James Naile and Bobby Wahl. Martini was recalled by Oakland and missed the All-Star Game. Naile pitched the fifth inning and allowed three runs on four hits while striking out one batter. Bobby Wahl pitched to one batter in the ninth inning and retired Durham's Justin Williams on a groundout. groundout. The PCL defeated the International League for the second straight season, 12-7.

Vs. Iowa: The four-day, five-game series marks the final time the Sounds and Cubs will meet in 2018. Despite hitting just .226 (78-for-345) as a team, Nashville leads the 16-game season series, seven games to four. Nashville pitchers have held Iowa hitters to a .212 (78-for-368) batting average. Four current Sounds are hitting over .300 against Iowa, including Brett Vertigan (.455, 5-for-11), Ramon Laureano (.412, 7-for-17), BJ Boyd (.364, 8-for-22) and Steve Lombardozzi (.308, 8-for-26).

We are the North: The Sounds have a winning record against one division in the Pacific Coast League - the American Northern. In 46 games against Iowa (7-4), Colorado Springs (5-6), Oklahoma City (7-5) and Omaha (6-6), the Sounds are 25-21. Beginning tonight, Nashville plays their next 12 games against the American Northern Division.

What's the word around Nashville?

The Midday 180 (@Midday180)

Use #180Sounds if you want to join us in our suite at the @nashvillesounds game Tuesday night.

AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR)

The #Athletics have reinstated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 10-day disabled list, and have optioned RHP Chris Bassitt to Triple-A Nashville.

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