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Nashville Sounds loses close game to Memphis Redbirds, 2-1

 

Nashville’s Jimmy Nelson Fans Seven In Triple-A Debut

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Despite striking out seven batters and allowing no earned runs in his Triple-A debut Friday night, Jimmy Nelson (0-1) took the tough-luck loss Friday night at AutoZone Park as the Nashville Sounds fell to the Memphis Redbirds, 2-1.

Nelson, promoted to the Sounds two days prior, allowed Memphis just three hits and three walks across five innings of work. The right-hander threw 87 pitches and fired 55 for strikes. But it was the Redbirds’ two unearned runs in the second inning that landed Nelson with his debut loss.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

In the second, Nashville third baseman Stephen Parker committed a two-base fielding error to start the frame, as the ball rolled up his arm and into foul territory.

Memphis outfielder Justin Christian hit a single into right field that scored the lead runner, then with one out and the bases loaded, Adron Chambers grounded to the pitcher to score the runner from third to make it 2-0.

The Sounds scored their only run in the top of the fifth inning when Hainley Statia, two-for-five, hit a single up the middle to drive in Josh Prince from second. Prince was aboard via a double he crushed off the top of the 15-foot left-field wall.

Nashville Sounds - Josh PrincePrince’s run went against Redbirds starter Carlos Martinez, who had not allowed a run for Memphis through his first 11 1/3 innings. Martinez only pitched 4 1/3 innings, not enough to qualify for the win, which instead went to Sam Freeman. Victor Marte notched his 11th save.

The Sounds had two bases-loaded opportunities in the contest, loading them with two outs in the second inning, when Nelson reached base on balls in his first Triple-A at-bat. Prince lined it to first baseman Brock Peterson to end the chance. Nashville loaded them again in the fifth, but Blake Lalli, two-for-four with two doubles, struck out to end the inning.

Reliever Jesus Sanchez picked up 1 1/3 scoreless innings, before Travis Webb and Clay Hensley each picked up a third of an inning to end the seventh. Kyle Heckathorn fanned one Redbird in a scoreless eighth inning.

Nashville Sounds - Caleb GindlCaleb Gindl kept the lead at one run in the sixth inning with a great throw to the plate from right field to stop Jamie Romak from scoring and record the Sounds second double-play.

Offensively, the Sounds out-hit the Redbirds 10-7, with Gindl leading the way with three hits.

The Sounds will look to retake the series lead against the Redbirds Saturday night at AutoZone Park. Throwing for Nashville in the 6:05pm game will be RHP Mike Fiers (0-1, 1.59) opposite Memphis’ RHP Mitchell Boggs (0-0, 3.68).

Baseball returns to Greer Stadium on Monday, June 10th, when the Sounds host the Omaha Storm Chasers to a four-game series.

Box Score

Memphis Redbirds (32-28) 2, Nashville Sounds (19-40) 1
June 7th, 2013

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1
Memphis Redbirds 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 7 0

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Josh Prince CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .230
Hainley Statia 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .223
Caleb Gindl RF 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Hunter Morris 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235
Sean Halton LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
Blake Lalli C 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Stephen Parker 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237
Ozzie Chavez SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .303
Jimmy Nelson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
a- Cole Garner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168
Jesus Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Travis Webb P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Clay Hensley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b- Khris Davis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Kyle Heckathorn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 1 10 3 0 0 1 4 6 .245

 

a-Flied out for Nelson in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Hensley in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Lalli 2 (4, Martinez, C, Martinez, C), Prince (12, Martinez, C).
TB: Chavez, O; Prince 2; Lalli 4; Halton; Statia 2; Gindl 3.
RBI: Statia (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morris, H; Prince 3; Chavez, O; Lalli 3; Halton.
Team RISP: 1-for-13.
Team LOB: 13.FIELDING
E: Parker, S (11, fielding).
Outfield assists: Gindl (Romak at home).
DP: 2 (Statia-Chavez, O-Morris, H, Gindl-Lalli).
Memphis Redbirds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Adron Chambers CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .213
Kolten Wong 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .326
Brock Peterson 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .308
Jamie Romak RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .261
Jermaine Curtis 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Greg Garcia SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236
Jorge Rondon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Chris Swauger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107
Victor Marte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Justin Christian LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .281
Travis Tartamella C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154
Carlos Martinez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Sam Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ryan Jackson SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .322
Totals 30 2 7 1 0 0 2 5 9 .270

 

a-Flied out for Rondon, J in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Peterson (18, Nelson).
TB: Wong; Christian 2; Curtis; Romak; Tartamella; Peterson 2.
RBI: Christian (21), Chambers (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Romak; Wong 2; Martinez, C; Curtis 2.
GIDP: Curtis.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Christian (7, 2nd base off Nelson/Lalli), Wong (8, 2nd base off Hensley/Lalli).

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jimmy Nelson (L, 0-1) 5.0 3 2 0 3 7 0 0.00
Jesus Sanchez 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.76
Travis Webb 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Clay Hensley 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50
Kyle Heckathorn 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.50
Totals 8.0 7 2 0 5 9 0 4.54

 

Memphis Redbirds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carlos Martinez 4.1 6 1 1 2 4 0 0.79
Sam Freeman (W, 5-2) 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.45
Jorge Rondon (H, 5) 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.41
Victor Marte (S, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.66
Totals 9.0 10 1 1 4 6 0 3.70

 

WP: Martinez, C, Rondon, J, Marte, V.
HBP: Peterson (by Hensley).
Pitches-strikes: Nelson 87-55, Sanchez, Je 21-15, Webb 6-3, Hensley 11-3, Heckathorn 16-10, Martinez, C 77-43, Freeman, S 30-15, Rondon, J 30-19, Marte, V 13-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nelson 6-2, Sanchez, Je 0-2, Webb 0-1, Hensley 1-0, Heckathorn 0-2, Martinez, C 6-2, Freeman, S 0-4, Rondon, J 4-2, Marte, V 2-0.
Batters faced: Nelson 21, Sanchez, Je 6, Webb 2, Hensley 3, Heckathorn 4, Martinez, C 21, Freeman, S 7, Rondon, J 9, Marte, V 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hensley 1-0, Freeman, S 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brandon Misun. 1B: Quinn Wolcott. 3B: Spencer Flynn.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 6,532.
Venue: AutoZone Park.
June 7, 2013


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