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Nashville Sounds blanked by New Orleans Zephyrs 12-0

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held the New Orleans Zephyrs scoreless through five innings, but were unable to contain the visitor’s hot bats, who scored runs in each of the last four frames en route to shutting out the Sounds, 12-0.

The lone bright spot on the night for the Sounds was starting pitcher Hiram Burgos, who picked up where he left off in 2012 by extending his Triple-A scoreless streak to 17 innings across his last three starts, dating back to August 29th. The right-handed pitcher limited the Zephyrs to two hits through five innings of work, fanning six and walking three.

Nashville Sounds (Photo by Michael Strasinger - SportsNashville.net)

Nashville Sounds (Photo by Michael Strasinger – SportsNashville.net)

Unfortunately for the Sounds, the team’s bullpen did not see similar success. The Zephyrs broke through for three runs in sixth inning, touching Sounds reliever Michael Olmsted in his Triple-A debut. Ed Lucas led-off with a single to right field and moved to second on a walk to Bryan Petersen. Ben Lasater followed with a shallow RBI-single and scored alongside Petersen on Matt Diaz’s single to right.

The Z’s tacked on four runs in the following inning, which began with shortstop Matt Downs scoring from second on a dropped fly ball charged to left fielder Sean Halton. Downs had reached scoring position with a leadoff single.

Nashville Sounds - Hiram BurgosOlmsted proceeded to issue two walks before being relieved by Jim Hoey, who’s first pitch as a Nashville Sound left the ballpark on a three-run homer by Lasater, who finished with four RBIs. Olmsted (0-1) was charged with three runs in the inning and six on the night, taking the loss after recording 1 2/3 innings of work.

Downs increased New Orleans’ lead to nine runs in the eighth with a two-run blast over the left-field wall, scoring Wilson Valdez, who singled to get on. The jack was followed by a walk, ending Hoey’s night after 2/3 innings and four earned runs.

Also not seeing his Sounds debut go in a positive direction was Kyle Heckathorn, who entered in relief to allow a double to Kevin Mattison and an RBI-single to Lucas, who later scored on a fielder’s choice, making it 11-0 in the eighth. The Z’s final run came in the ninth, on an RBI-single to right field by Mattison that scored Diaz, who reached first on an missed grounder by Hainley Statia at third base.

Nashville Sounds - Scooter GennettOffensively the Sounds mustered only five hits, led by second baseman Scooter Gennett, who had two. Also recording hits were right fielder Cole Garner, third baseman Stephen Parker, and catcher Dayton Buller.

Netting the win for New Orleans was starting pitcher LHP Brad Hand (1-0), who fanned seven Sounds and walked three in five innings of work. Relievers Scott Maine, Doug Mathis, and A.J. Battisto combined for the shutout.

The Sounds will play game three of their four-game series against the Z’s Saturday night at Greer Stadium (6:35pm). RHP Johnny Hellweg (0-0, 0.00) gets the nod for Nashville opposite RHP Jacob Turner (0-0, 0.00) for New Orleans. The game will be followed by a fireworks extravaganza presented by Nashville’s NEWS2.

Ticket packages are currently on sale. Call (615) 690-HITS or visit the Sounds’ website at www.nashvillesounds.com to order or for more information.

Box Score

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Orleans Zephyrs (0-1) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 7 3
Nashville Sounds (1-0) 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 X 5 4 2
 
New Orleans Zephyrs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kevin Mattison CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .200
Ed Lucas SS 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .400
Bryan Petersen RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Ben Lasater 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 .250
Nick Green 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Matt Diaz LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dan Jennings P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Zach Phillips P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Wilson Valdez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jonathan Albaladejo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Koyie Hill C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Matt Downs 3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .667
Tom Koehler P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Jordan Brown LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 4 7 3 1 0 4 2 8 .206
a-Popped out for Phillips in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Downs, M (1, Thornburg), Lucas 2 (2, Thornburg, Hand).
3B: Lasater (1, Sanchez, Je).
TB: Downs, M 3; Lasater 3; Lucas 4; Mattison; Hill, K.
RBI: Mattison 2 (2), Lasater 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lasater 2; Diaz; Mattison; Valdez, W; Lucas.
SAC: Koehler; Brown, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-15.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mattison 2 (2, 2nd base off Thornburg/Lalli, 3rd base off Thornburg/Lalli).
CS: Mattison (1, 2nd base by Thornburg/Lalli).

FIELDING
E: Hill, K (1, catcher interference), Lucas (1, fielding), Downs, M (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Lucas-Green-Lasater, Green-Lucas-Lasater).

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Josh Prince CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .333
Scooter Gennett 2B 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Hunter Morris 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 .500
Sean Halton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Caleb Gindl RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Stephen Parker 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Blake Lalli C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Blake Davis SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Tyler Thornburg P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Dayton Buller PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Donovan Hand P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Travis Webb P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b- Cole Garner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jesus Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Robert Wooten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 27 5 4 1 0 1 5 3 8 .148
a-Struck out for Thornburg in the 5th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Webb in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Morris (1, Koehler).
HR: Morris (1, 6th inning off Jennings, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Prince; Gennett; Morris 6.
RBI: Morris 4 (4), Prince (1).
2-out RBI: Prince.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parker, S; Gennett.
SAC: Lalli.
GIDP: Morris, Davis, B.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Parker, S 2 (2, fielding, fielding).
PB: Lalli (1).

 

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tom Koehler 5.0 1 2 1 2 7 0 1.80
Dan Jennings (L, 0-1) 1.2 3 3 2 1 0 1 10.80
Zach Phillips 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jonathan Albaladejo 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 4 5 3 3 8 1 3.38

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tyler Thornburg 5.0 3 1 1 1 7 0 1.80
Donovan Hand (BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Travis Webb (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jesus Sanchez (H, 1) 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.00
Robert Wooten (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
Totals 9.0 7 4 2 2 8 0 2.00

 

WP: Thornburg, Wooten.
Pitches-strikes: Koehler 81-50, Jennings 33-18, Phillips 3-2, Albaladejo 11-7, Thornburg 70-47, Hand 19-14, Webb 2-1, Sanchez, Je 15-11, Wooten 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Koehler 6-0, Jennings 5-1, Phillips 0-1, Albaladejo 0-0, Thornburg 6-1, Hand 4-0, Webb 1-0, Sanchez, Je 0-0, Wooten 2-1.
Batters faced: Koehler 18, Jennings 10, Phillips 1, Albaladejo 3, Thornburg 19, Hand 8, Webb 1, Sanchez, Je 5, Wooten 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Phillips 2-0, Webb 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Quinn Wolcott. 1B: D.J. Reyburn. 2B: Brandon Misun. 3B: Spencer Flynn.
Weather: 47 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
T: 2:40.
Att: 1,901.

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