After beginning the season on a five game road trip, the Nashville Sounds will take the field at First Tennessee Park for the first time this season against the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Around the Ballpark:
· Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Dueling Pianos take over the music at First Tennessee Park when the gates open. The two pianos setup alongside each dugout will play in-between inning tunes and baseball-themed music throughout the night.
· Megan Barry, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Sounds Manager Ryan Christenson.
· After the game, fans will be treated to the first post-game fireworks show of the 2017 season.
On the Diamond: Chad Pinder and Jaff Decker have led the way offensively for the Sounds through five games. Pinder and Decker are two of 12 players in the Pacific Coast League to have hit safely in each of the first five games in 2017.
Tonight’s pitching matchup features a pair of 24-year-old prospects. On the mound for the Sounds is Daniel Gossett (pictured left), the #8 prospect in the A’s organization according to Baseball America.
His Dodger counterpart is Trevor Oaks, who checks in as the #17 prospect in the Dodgers organization according to MLB Pipeline. Oaks was Oklahoma City’s Opening Day starter and tossed four scoreless innings. In 2016, Oaks went 14–3 across three levels of the minors and registered a 2.74 ERA in 24 starts.
First pitch is set for 6:35, gates open at 5:30.