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Nashville Sounds Game Information: Nashville Sounds (63-55) at Colorado Springs Sky Sox (60-56)

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

Game #119: Nashville Sounds (63-55) at Colorado Springs Sky Sox (60-56)

Pitching Matchup: LHP Jesus Luzardo (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Alec Asher (6-3, 5.25)

First Pitch: 2:30 CST

Radio: ALT 97.5 FM

TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

Twelve Looking for Thirteen: The Sounds are on a season-best 12-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 67-32 during the 12-game stretch and have not trailed in any of their last six games. The 12-game winning streak is the longest current streak in professional baseball.

Fast Starts: The Sounds scored two runs in the first inning of last night's game and have scored in the first inning six times during their current 12-game winning streak. Nashville has scored first in eight of the 12 games.

Leaderboard: Several Nashville Sounds are among the PCL leaders in offensive categories since their 12-game winning streak began on July 29. In that time Dustin Fowler is among the leaders in batting average (1st, .529), on-base percentage (3rd, .556), OPS (3rd, 1.291), hits (T-4th, 18), total bases (14th, 25), and runs (T-15th, 9). Steve Lombardozzi is among the leaders in runs (1st, 17), walks (1st, 12), hits (T-1st, 20), on-base percentage (2nd, .561), and batting average (4th, .455). Anthony Garcia is among the leaders in walks (T-4th, 8), and RBI (T-6th, 11). Sheldon Neuse is among the leaders in RBI (T-6th, 11) and hits (T-12th, 15).

Rise and Fall: Since the 12-game winning streak began on July 29 Nashville's team batting average has risen from .257 to .263. while its ERA has dropped from 4.17 to 4.01.

Elevated Levels: Today Jesus Luzardo will get his first real test at elevation in his career. Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level. Just six of the 32 games Luzardo has pitched in in his professional career have come in a city with an elevation of more than 1,000 feet. The highest elevation he has pitched at is 1,322 feet in Springdale, Arkansas this season when he was with Double-A Midland against the Northwest Arkansas Travelers. In those six games at elevation Luzardo is 2-1 with a 0.76 ERA (23.2 IP/2 ER) and 33 strikeouts.

What's the word around Nashville?

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ICYMI: Ramon Laureano threw a 321-foot FROZEN ROPE https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1028631421513093121

Athletics Farm (@AthleticsFarm)

A's Prospect of the Day is DH Anthony Garcia who drove in all 3 of his team's runs to help @nashvillesounds win their 12th straight on Saturday... http://athleticsfarm.com


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