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Nashville Sounds Game Information: Nashville Sounds (65-72) vs. San Antonio Missions (80-59)

September 2, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Nashville Sounds News Release

Game #138: Nashville Sounds (65-72) vs. San Antonio Missions (80-59)

Pitching Matchup: LHP Wes Benjamin (7-6, 5.52) vs. RHP Carlos Luna (0-0, ---)

First Pitch: 12:05 CST

Radio: 97.5 FM


At the Park

Gates open at 11:00 a.m.

Kroger Plus Monday - Score a "Family 4-Pack" that includes 4 Select section tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 fountain sodas for $44 when fans show their Kroger Plus card at the Sounds Ticket Office. Offer is subject to availability.

Labor Day Club Level All-You-Can-Eat Cookout - Tickets start at $60 for a Club Level ticket and includes a ticket to the game, all-you-can-eat buffet on the Budweiser Deck, Budweiser and Bud Light draft beer, soda, water & tea, commemorative Sounds Rally Towel (while supplies last) and exclusive access to the Brauer Club Lounge. The all-you-can-eat-buffet is available from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and beer is available until last call.

Fans can enjoy the game from the most luxurious area at First Tennessee Park in the Field Suites directly behind home plate. The Field Suites offer the closest view of the game, a social area behind the seats and a climate-controlled suite with flat-screen TVs. Individual Field Suite tickets start at $40 plus tax.

Fan Appreciation Day - Celebrate the 2019 season finale with $1 hot dogs and $2 & $3 drink specials presented by Pepsi, Eisenberg & Martin's Potato Rolls (while supplies last).

From the Notes

Wes Benjamin: 26-year-old Wes Benjamin starts for the Sounds this afternoon. The left-hander is making his 27th appearance (25th start) of the season and is 7-6 with a 5.52 ERA while covering 130.1 innings. Benjamin has yielded 147 hits and 52 walks to go with 108 strikeouts. Benjamin last pitched on August 28 at Omaha and limited the Storm Chasers to one run in six innings. He walked one and struck out four the quality start. Benjamin spent the majority of his 2018 season with Double-A Frisco where he went 5-6 with a 3.62 ERA in 15 starts. The southpaw spent nearly two months on the disabled list from June 7-July 31 with a left elbow strain. Despite missing time, Benjamin led the Frisco staff in wins and ranked among team leaders in strikeouts (3rd), starts (T3rd) and innings (4th). In his minor league career, Benjamin is 28-24 with a 4.25 ERA while covering 88 games (83 starts). The Rangers drafted the Illinois native in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Kansas University.

The Final Act: Today's game between Nashville and San Antonio is the finale of the 2019 season. Nashville has won five consecutive regular season finales with wins over Memphis in 2018, New Orleans in 2017, Omaha in 2015, Round Rock in 2014 and Iowa in 2013. The regular season finale in 2016 was cancelled due to rain in New Orleans. The last time the Sounds lost on the final day of the regular season was a 2-1 setback to Memphis in 2012.

From Start to Finish: Nashville has five players on today's roster who have been with the team from start to finish. Pitchers Wes Benjamin and Tim Dillard, catcher Jett Bandy and infielders Eli White and Matt Davidson were all on the Opening Day roster and have not gone up or down.

From Nashville to Texas for a Debut: Over the course of the 2019 season, there were 10 players who went from Nashville to Texas for their Major League debut. The list includes: Kyle Bird, Brett Martin, Taylor Hearn, Pete Fairbanks, Phillips Valdez, Locke St. John, Scott Heineman, Pedro Payano, Nick Solak and Brock Burke.

Wes Side Story: Today's starter Wes Benjamin has saved his best work for the latter part of the season. In the month of August, Benjamin is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA (11 ER/29.1 IP) in 5 games (4 starts). Benjamin has limited Pacific Coast League opponents to a .233 batting average while issuing 8 walks and recording 22 strikeouts. In 17 games (16 starts) before the All-Star break, Benjamin was 4-5 with a 6.84 ERA (59 ER/77.2 IP). In 9 games (8 starts) since the break, the southpaw is 3-1 with a 3.59 ERA (21 ER/52.2 IP).

What's the word around Nashville?

First Tennessee Park (@FirstTNPark)

This is it. Thank you for a fantastic 2019, #Sounds fans! @nashvillesounds vs San Antonio Missions : 12:05 p.m. : : #SoundsRemastered

Jeff Hem (@JeffHemPBP)

What a season finale for @DimothyTillard for the @nashvillesounds. Yet another quality start - his 7th in his last 9. Final line: 7ip, 3r, 7h, 3bb, 9k (125/79). 125 pitches! The man is indestructable. Sounds lead 6-3 T8. #Rangers

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