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Nashville Sounds roll over Omaha Storm Chasers 7-0

 

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Nashville’s Nelson and Leach Combine for Two-Hit Shutout; Team’s First

Nashville SoundsPapillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds dominated the Omaha Storm Chasers Monday night at Werner Park, cruising to a 7-0 victory behind 10 hits and nine spotless innings from pitchers Jimmy Nelson (2-1) and Brent Leach.

Nelson was sharp out of the gate, retiring his first seven batters in succession and five via strikeout. The Milwaukee Brewers top prospect looked every bit of it, tossing seven scoreless frames for Nashville and limiting Omaha to two hits.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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The 24-year-old, who led the Brewers farmhands with 163 strikeouts last season, fanned nine Storm Chasers on the day, one shy of his career-best. He walked only one.

Reliever Brent Leach stepped in to deliver a pair spotless innings for Nashville to combine with Nelson for the two-hit shutout, the team’s first of the season. Leach faced the minimum and fired three strikeouts of his own.

Offensively, the Sounds took off with four runs in the third inning as Eugenio Velez, 2-for-4, started the frame with a leadoff single. Outfielder Caleb Gindl reached base on a fielding error by second baseman Christian Colon, who tried tagging Velez on the base path but dropped the ball instead for no outs. Sean Halton drew a walk, which set the table for catcher Robinzon Diaz’s bases-clearing three-run double to the left-field corner.

Jeremy Hermida, 2-for-4, pushed Diaz to third with an infield single. Diaz scored on the following ball put in play: a groundout from Hector Gomez.

Nashville picked up three more runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Halton’s two-run home run over the right-field wall. The jack is Halton’s first of the season and scored Gindl, who reached base on a hit-and-run single that plated Velez from second.

First baseman Hunter Morris, 0-for-5, faced the bases loaded three times in the contest, but came up empty each time, ending his season-best hit streak at five games. Collectively the Sounds went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.

Omaha starter John Lamb (0-4) was charged with the loss, surrendering four runs, two earned, on six hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings of work.

The Sounds wrap their four-game series against the Storm Chasers (AAA-Royals) Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. The Sounds will send RHP Hiram Burgos (1-2, 5.79) to the hill opposite the Chasers RHP Sugar Ray Marimon (1-0, 1.00). Jeff Hem has the call on 102.5-FM “The GAME”.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (9-9) 7, Omaha Storm Chasers (9-9) 0
April 21, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 10 0
Omaha Storm Chasers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3


 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Falu, 2B 6 0 1 0 0 1 3 .196
Velez, DH 4 2 2 0 1 0 4 .420
Gindl, CF 4 2 1 1 1 2 4 .220
Halton, LF 3 2 1 2 2 1 4 .250
Morris, H, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 9 .274
Diaz, R, C 5 1 2 3 0 0 3 .244
Hermida, RF 4 0 2 0 1 2 0 .294
Gomez, H, SS 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 .151
Green, T, 3B 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 .250
Nelson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 7 10 7 8 8 32 .245
BATTING
2B: Diaz, R (2, Lamb, J).
HR: Halton (1, 6th inning off Wade, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez 2; Hermida 2; Diaz, R 3; Halton 4; Falu; Green, T; Gindl.
RBI: Diaz, R 3 (4), Gomez, H (5), Gindl (5), Halton 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Gindl; Halton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diaz, R 2; Falu; Green, T; Morris, H 2; Velez 2.
SAC: Green, T.
GIDP: Gomez, H.
Team RISP: 3-for-16.
Team LOB: 13.BASERUNNING
SB: Falu (4, 3rd base off Lamb, J/Pena, F), Velez (6, 2nd base off Lamb, J/Pena, F).
CS: Falu (2, 2nd base by Wade/Pena, F).

 


 

Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Eibner, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .303
Colon, C, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Giavotella, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .368
Peguero, C, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .204
Fletcher, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .321
Orlando, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .328
Donald, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .323
Pena, F, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Ciriaco, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .214
Lamb, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Joseph, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 0 2 0 1 12 4 .299
BATTING
TB: Fletcher; Pena, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eibner; Colon, C.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 2.BASERUNNING
CS: Orlando (1, 2nd base by Nelson/Diaz, R).FIELDING
E: Colon, C 2 (3, fielding, throw), Giavotella (1, fielding).
DP: (Giavotella-Colon, C-Donald).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nelson (W, 2-1) 7.0 2 0 0 1 9 0 1.80
Leach 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.60
Totals 9.0 2 0 0 1 12 0 3.70

 

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lamb, J (L, 0-4) 4.1 6 4 2 4 4 0 5.31
Wade 2.2 4 3 3 0 1 1 6.57
Joseph, D 2.0 0 0 0 4 3 0 5.40
Totals 9.0 10 7 5 8 8 1 3.96


WP: Nelson 2, Joseph, D 2.
HBP: Velez (by Lamb, J).
Pitches-strikes: Nelson 96-72, Leach 24-15, Lamb, J 90-54, Wade 45-30, Joseph, D 43-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nelson 6-2, Leach 0-3, Lamb, J 8-0, Wade 3-1, Joseph, D 5-0.
Batters faced: Nelson 23, Leach 6, Lamb, J 25, Wade 10, Joseph, D 12.
Inherited runners-scored: Wade 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Adam Schwarz. 1B: Ramon DeJesus. 3B: Stu Scheurwater.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, L to R.
T: 2:59.
Att: 4,231.
Venue: Werner Park.
April 21, 2014


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