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Nashville Sounds Game Information: Nashville Sounds (62-55) at Colorado Springs Sky Sox (60-55)

August 11, 2018 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Nashville Sounds News Release

Game #118: Nashville Sounds (62-55) at Colorado Springs Sky Sox (60-55)

Pitching Matchup: RHP Daniel Mengden (3-1, 4.03) vs. RHP Paolo Espino (3-3, 5.40)

First Pitch: 7:00 CST

Radio: ALT 97.5 FM


From the Notes

Eleven Looking for Twelve: The Sounds are on a season-best 11-game winning streak. It's second longest winning streak for the franchise in the Pacific Coast League era (1998-present). The longest winning streak for the Sounds in the PCL era is 15 games from June 2-20, 1999. Nashville has outscored its opponents 64-30 during the 11-game stretch and have not trailed in any of the 11 games.

August Heat: Nine of the 11 games the Sounds have won in a row have come in the month of August so it is no surprise that several Sounds are boasting gaudy numbers this month. Seven current Sounds are batting over .300 in August and three are batting over .400. Franklin Barreto is batting .417 (5-for-12) with 4 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, and 4 RBI. Steve Lombardozzi is batting .452 (14-for-31) with 13 runs and 10 walks for an on-base percentage of .585. Dustin Fowler is batting .500 (15-for-30) with 7 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 RBI.

Close Calls: With their two-run win last night the Sounds are now 33-22 in games decided by two runs or less. Their winning percentage of .600 in one and two-run games is the second best winning percentage in the Pacific Coast League behind only Las Vegas' .675 clip at 27-13.

Lucky Number Seven: Chris Bassitt tossed seven innings of one-run ball last night. It was his second straight start of at least seven innings and fourth in his last five starts. It was the fifth time this season a Sounds pitcher has had back-to-back starts of at least seven innings. Bassitt has done it twice, Daniel Gossett, James Naile, and tonight's starter Daniel Mengden have each done it once. The Sounds are 10-8 when their starting pitcher goes seven innings.

RISP-y Business: Last night was just the fourth time the Sounds won a game this season when they failed to collect a hit with runners in scoring position as they went 0-for-7. On the season they are 4-18 when going hitless with runners in scoring position. Their only other wins came in a 1-0 victory over Oklahoma City on May 26 at First Tennessee Park when the Dodgers also went hitless with runners in scoring position, in an 8-6 win at Round Rock on May 31 when the Sounds used four solo home runs to help them earn the victory, and on July 7 in a 5-3 win against Iowa.

What's the word around Nashville?

Nashville Sounds (@nashvillesounds)

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Nashville Sounds (@nashvillesounds)

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