Sox Scribbles: Sox Take Final Turn In Nashville, Home Opener TOMORROW!

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The view from centerfield into the plate at the Sounds’ First Tennessee Park in downtown Nashville. (Patrick Cavey/MiLB)

The Sky Sox fell 3-1 to the Sounds yesterday at First Tennessee Park. Former Sky Sox catcher Matt McBride crushed the go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.  Tonight marks the eighth game of the season and the Sox need a win for a series and road trip split before they head back to the Spring and open up the 2016 home campaign. The Sox will throw LHP Brent Suter against LHP Dillon Overton of the Sounds.

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Pitching Matchup: LHP Brent Suter (0-1, 6.75) at LHP Dillon Overton (0-1, 2.25)

Sky Sox Pitcher: LHP Brent Suter returns to the bump for the second time this season. The southpaw’s first outing did not go according to plan as he lasted just four innings against Memphis on Saturday. Suter allowed 3 runs (all earned), on 8 hits; he didn’t walk any Redbirds and struck out 2. After being utilized in short stints during spring training, the Chicago native continues to be stretched out thus he only tossed 61 pitches, 41 of which were strikes. The Harvard graduate is 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA in seven starts with the Sky Sox in his AAA career.

2016 Game Log:

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Sounds Pitcher: LHP Dillon Overton will make his second-career AAA start tonight against the Sox. The lefty is rated by MLB Pipeline to be the No. 10 prospect in the Athletics system and is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in action this season. Overton, a product of the University of Oklahoma, went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned on 7 hits, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. The southpaw has advanced quickly in his career, achieving a rotation spot in AAA in just his third professional season. In his brief career Overton is 7-10 with a 3.07 ERA in 40 career games.

2016 Game Log:

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Tune in! Dan Karcher (@SkySoxKarch) continues his 27th season behind the mic for Sky Sox games, he’ll have the call this evening from First Tennessee Park. Coverage begins with Sky Sox Warmup at 5:00 on XTRA Sports 1300 with me (@Dan_Acheson).

Quick Hits: The Blog

THE SOX ARE COMING HOME

Following the game, the Sky Sox head home to Security Service Field where they will open up an eight-game homestand against the same two teams they just played. Memphis will be in for the first four and Nashville will be in for the latter four.

Here is the full press release highlighting all of the great happenings at Security Service Field: Sky Sox Open 2016 Home Schedule With Action-Packed Promotions

Brewers Family Briefing:

The Brewers used a 9th-inning 2-run homer from former Sky Sox Domingo Santana to power past the St. Louis Cardinals in 6-4 fashion. The outfielder went 2-for-5 with the home run, a double, and two RBI…The Shuckers wrapped up their first homestand of the season with a 9-3 loss to the BayBears. SS Javier Betancourt had two hits in the losing effort and Brett Phillips kept his average at .308 with a 1-for-2 performance, recording a double and two walks…The Manatees have dropped their last two games and were blanked 3-0 yesterday…The Timber Rattlers picked up three runs int eh top of the first en route to the 10-4 win. SS Isan Diaz went 4-for-5 with 3 runs, 3 RBI, a walk and 3 doubles (HAVE A DAY!)

See you on the radio,

Dan

@Dan_Acheson

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