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Nashville Sounds lose Thursday night to the Memphis Redbirds 6-1

 

Corey Patterson Homers For 3rd Straight Game For The Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds evened their series against the Sounds at one piece with a 6-1 victory over Nashville on Thursday evening at AutoZone Park.

Left-hander John Gast (6-2) kept the Sounds in check, striking out seven while holding Nashville to one run on four hits over six innings of work in his quality-start victory.

Red-hot outfielder Corey Patterson homered for the third straight game to account for the lone Sounds run of the night.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville managed only six hits against four Memphis hurlers on the evening. Shortstop Edwin Maysonet (2-for-4) and third baseman Andy Gonzalez (2-for-3) accounted for two-thirds of those knocks.

Memphis grabbed a 1-0 first inning lead against Nashville right-hander Seth McClung. Adron Chambers opened the frame with a walk, advanced to third when McClung misfired toward first on a pickoff attempt, and scored on a Cedric Hunter sac fly.

Patterson evened the contest in the second when he led off with a solo homer to right off Gast. The veteran has homered in three straight games and is batting .400 (26-for-65) over his last 21 contests. With the homer, Patterson extended his longest hit streak of the year to seven.

The Redbirds jumped back into the lead in the home half of the second, plating three runs off McClung to pull in front by a 4-1 count. Ryan Jackson led off with a double and scored the go-ahead run on catcher Bryan Anderson’s subsequent RBI single. Chambers and Eulogio Velez added run-scoring knocks later in the frame.

Memphis third baseman Zach Cox (3-for-4) added to the ‘Birds lead in the third when he clubbed a leadoff solo homer to right off McClung, his sixth roundtripper of the season.

McClung (2-10) suffered his PCL co-leading tenth loss of the year after surrendering five runs on five hits in only three innings of work, his shortest start of the season.

Anderson contributed his second run-scoring knock for Memphis in the fifth when his two-out single off Sounds reliever Victor Garate plated Cox to make it a 6-1 contest.

Following Gast’s departure, a trio of Memphis reliever combined to keep Nashville off the board the rest of the way. The Sounds put a pair of baserunners on in the ninth before Sam Freeman popped up pinch-hitter Jay Gibbons to end the contest.

Nashville outfielder Caleb Gindl went 0-for-4 on the night to snap his longest hitting streak of the season at eight games.

Reliever Jesus Sanchez made his Sounds debut with a scoreless eighth inning.

The teams continue the series with another 7:05pm meeting on Friday night. Right-hander Claudio Vargas (2-1, 5.63) will man the bump for the Sounds and face Memphis southpaw Tyler Lyons (0-3, 7.40).

Box Score

Memphis Redbirds (32-56) 6, Nashville Sounds (37-51) 1
July 5th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Memphis Redbirds 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 6 9 0




Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schafer, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .287
Maysonet, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .231
Bianchi, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .307
Halton, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .271
Patterson, C, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .270
Gonzalez, A, 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .257
Gindl, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233
Jaramillo, C 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .241
McClung, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .150
Garate, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rivas, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Farris, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Sanchez, Je, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Gibbons, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218
Totals 33 1 6 1 3 8 12 .259
a-Grounded out for Rivas in the 8th. b-Popped out for Sanchez, Je in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, A 2 (10, Gast, Freeman).
HR: Patterson, C (7, 2nd inning off Gast, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Maysonet 2; Halton; Patterson, C 4; Gonzalez, A 4.
RBI: Patterson, C (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McClung; Halton; Gibbons.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
E: McClung (4, pickoff).
DP: 4 (Jaramillo-Gonzalez, A, Bianchi-Maysonet-Halton, Maysonet-Bianchi-Halton, Maysonet-Halton).

 

 

Memphis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chambers, CF 3 2 1 1 2 0 3 .326
Hunter, C, RF 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .288
Velez, 2B 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .278
Hill, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246
Cox, Z, 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 2 .262
Hamilton, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .235
Todd, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Freeman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jackson, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .280
Anderson, C 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .210
Gast, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125
Greenwood, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Montanez, LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .289
Totals 27 6 9 6 7 4 16 .259
BATTING
2B: Jackson (22, McClung), Chambers (8, McClung).
HR: Cox, Z (6, 3rd inning off McClung, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Velez; Gast; Chambers 2; Cox, Z 6; Jackson 2; Anderson 2.
RBI: Hunter, C (34), Anderson 2 (21), Chambers (18), Velez (42), Cox, Z (24).
2-out RBI: Anderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 2; Chambers 2.
SAC: Gast.
SF: Hunter, C.
GIDP: Jackson, Hamilton, Chambers.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (17, 2nd base off McClung/Jaramillo).
CS: Hunter, C (3, 3rd base by McClung/Jaramillo).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McClung (L, 2-10) 3.0 5 5 5 4 2 1 5.17
Garate 2.0 3 1 1 2 0 0 7.78
Rivas 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.95
Sanchez, Je 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 9 6 6 7 4 1 4.69

 

Memphis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gast (W, 6-2) 6.0 4 1 1 1 7 1 5.31
Greenwood 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.06
Todd 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.13
Freeman 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.35
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 3 8 1 4.91



WP: Garate.
HBP: Hill (by McClung).
Pitches-strikes: McClung 79-43, Garate 34-21, Rivas 21-14, Sanchez, Je 19-11, Gast 95-63, Greenwood 19-12, Todd 12-6, Freeman 21-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: McClung 4-2, Garate 1-2, Rivas 3-0, Sanchez, Je 2-0, Gast 6-5, Greenwood 4-0, Todd 1-0, Freeman 2-0.
Batters faced: McClung 18, Garate 10, Rivas 6, Sanchez, Je 3, Gast 23, Greenwood 5, Todd 3, Freeman 5.
Umpires: HP: Chris Segal. 1B: Lance Barrett. 2B: Shaun Francis. 3B: Brandon Misun.
Weather: 97 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 4,672.


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