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Nashville Sounds Snap Losing Streak with 9-5 win over Round Rock Express

 

Blake Davis Goes 3-for-5 With Three RBIs; Three Others Homer

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds avoided going winless on their eight-game road trip Monday at The Dell Diamond, rallying from four runs down to defeat the Round Rock Express, 9-5, in the nine-inning, three-hour, 46-minute series finale.

The team concludes the road trip 1-7, snapping a nine-game losing skid with their first win on the road since April 13th.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Michael Strasinger - Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Michael Strasinger – Nashville Sounds)

Trailing 4-3 heading into the 6th, the Sounds strung together four runs off of Round Rock reliever Lisalverto Bonilla (2-1). The action began with Khris Davis’ second hit as a Sound: a home run to left field that tied the game. One batter later, outfielder Sean Halton knocked the Sounds third dinger of the day for the 5-4 advantage.

The Sounds added two more runs in the frame on Blake Davis’ double down the left-field line, which scored Hainley Statia and Josh Prince, who both reached base on balls.

Nashville Sounds - Anderson De La RosaThe initial rally took place in the inning prior, putting up three in the fifth, ignited by a home run from catcher Anderson De La Rosa. The shot to left field was De La Rosa’s first of the season and first of his Triple-A career. All three homers were solo shots making 17 of Nashville’s 20 homers this season solo affairs.

Later in the inning, Statia drew a walk to get on base and stole second before moving to third on Davis’ infield single. Outfielder Caleb Gindl followed with a two-out two-run triple to pull the Sounds to within one.

Davis finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and extended his season-best hit streak to five games. After driving in the Sounds eighth run with a single through the infield in the eighth inning and moving to second on the throw home, the 29-year-old scored the team’s final run off the day on Gindl’s single to left field. Gindl also finished with three RBIs.

Nashville Sounds - Blake DavisNashville starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg allowed the Express an early lead with a pair of runs in the first inning. Shortstop Jurickson Profar cracked a double to the wall in centerfield and came around on Chris McGuiness’ double into left field. McGuiness crossed home plate via a Yangervis Solarte single.

After Thornburg issued two walks to lead off the fourth, designated hitter Alex Buchholz hit a double that rolled to the left-center field wall. Thornburg left in line for the loss, but benefitted from the Sounds comeback to finish with the no decision, fanning three and walking two over four innings of work in which he allowed four runs to Round Rock on six hits.

Travis Webb took the hill in the fifth inning for the Sounds and loaded the bases. The 28-year-old twirled a bases-loaded strikeout before Michael Olmsted (1-1) entered the game with two outs. Olmsted finished the frame by inducing Buchholz into a groundout. He stayed in to pitch the sixth and received the win for his efforts, giving up one unearned run and walking two.

Donovan Hand and Rob Wooten also got work out of the bullpen, combining for three hitless innings in which they walked three and struck out three.

In the sixth, Sounds Manager Mike Guerrero was ejected from the contest by home plate umpire Blake Davis after Round Rock scored on De La Rosa’s throwing error in the sixth inning. The catcher tried to pickoff the runner at first with a snap throw down the line, but the ball got past Halton at first, letting in Round Rock’s final run. Guerrero was arguing the call.

The Sounds begin a fresh eight-game homestand on Tuesday, May 7th, as the Sounds host the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA-Giants) for four games before the Sacramento River Cats (AAA-A’s) come to town. Prior to Tuesday night’s game will be a October Hill concert in the plaza area for Music Industry Night, presented by Women Rock for the Cure.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (8-21) 9, Round Rock Express (18-13) 5
May 6th, 2013

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 2 0 9 11 2
Round Rock Express 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 2

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Josh Prince CF 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .217
Blake Davis SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 .206
Caleb Gindl RF 5 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 2 .232
Stephen Parker 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
Khris Davis LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 .100
Hunter Morris DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .215
Sean Halton 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .257
Anderson De La Rosa C 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250
Hainley Statia 2B 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .051
Totals 38 9 11 2 1 3 9 8 4 .229

 

 

BATTING
2B: Davis, B (4, Bonilla), Prince (2, Yan).
3B: Gindl (2, Lindblom).
HR: De La Rosa, A (1, 5th inning off Lindblom, 0 on, 1 out), Davis, K (1, 6th inning off Bonilla, 0 on, 0 out), Halton (3, 6th inning off Bonilla, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Prince 2; De La Rosa, A 5; Halton 4; Parker, S; Davis, B 4; Davis, K 4; Gindl 4.
RBI: De La Rosa, A (3), Gindl 3 (16), Davis, K (4), Halton (11), Davis, B 3 (7).
2-out RBI: Gindl 3; Davis, B 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gindl 2; Parker, S; Morris, H 2.
GIDP: Halton, Davis, K.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Statia (1, 2nd base off Lindblom/Whiteside).FIELDING
E: De La Rosa, A (1, pickoff), Davis, B (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Gindl (Whiteside at 2nd base).
DP: (Davis, B-Statia-Halton).

Round Rock Express
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Engel Beltre CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .296
Jurickson Profar SS 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .230
Chris McGuiness 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .242
Yangervis Solarte 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .236
Aaron Cunningham LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Greg Miclat 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 .309
Jim Adduci RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .215
Alex Buchholz DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .250
Eli Whiteside C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237
Totals 32 5 6 4 0 0 4 9 7 .256

 

BATTING
2B: Profar (5, Thornburg), McGuiness (7, Thornburg), Beltre (7, Thornburg), Buchholz (1, Thornburg).
TB: McGuiness 2; Solarte; Miclat; Beltre 2; Buchholz 2; Profar 2.
RBI: McGuiness (18), Solarte (16), Buchholz 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Adduci; Profar 2; Buchholz 2; Cunningham, A; Beltre 2.
SAC: Buchholz.
GIDP: Buchholz.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 12.BASERUNNING
SB: Miclat (4, 2nd base off Thornburg/De La Rosa, A), Profar (5, 2nd base off Olmsted/De La Rosa, A).FIELDING
E: Miclat (6, throw), Profar (6, throw).
DP: 2 (Miclat-Profar-McGuiness, Profar-McGuiness).

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tyler Thornburg 4.0 6 4 4 2 3 0 6.00
Travis Webb 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.15
Michael Olmsted (W, 1-1) 1.1 0 1 0 2 0 0 6.43
Donovan Hand (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1.53
Robert Wooten 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.61
Totals 9.0 6 5 4 9 7 0 4.74

 

Round Rock Express
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Josh Lindblom 5.0 4 3 3 3 2 1 1.96
Lisalverto Bonilla (BS, 1)(L, 2-1) 1.0 3 4 4 2 1 2 8.04
Johan Yan 2.0 4 2 2 3 1 0 4.40
Yoshinori Tateyama 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.68
Totals 9.0 11 9 9 8 4 3 3.61

 

HBP: McGuiness (by Webb), Whiteside (by Olmsted).
Pitches-strikes: Thornburg 78-53, Webb 29-13, Olmsted 30-14, Hand, D 32-18, Wooten 17-9, Lindblom 74-47, Bonilla 27-11, Yan 49-27, Tateyama 15-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Thornburg 3-2, Webb 0-0, Olmsted 1-1, Hand, D 1-1, Wooten 2-1, Lindblom 4-5, Bonilla 0-2, Yan 4-0, Tateyama 1-1.
Batters faced: Thornburg 20, Webb 5, Olmsted 7, Hand, D 8, Wooten 4, Lindblom 22, Bonilla 8, Yan 12, Tateyama 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Olmsted 3-0.
Ejections: Nashville Sounds Manager Mike Guerrero ejected by HP umpire Blake Davis (6th)
Umpires: HP: Blake Davis. 1B: D.J. Reyburn. 2B: Stephen Barga. 3B: Scott Mahoney.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
T: 3:46.
Att: 8,209.


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