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Nashville’s Morris Goes 2-For-4 with 2 RBIs; Jeffress Makes Sounds Debut

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds allowed a season-high nine runs in Tuesday morning’s contest against the New Orleans Zephyrs, falling by a final score of 9-4 on Education Day at Greer Stadium.

Down 1-0 in the third inning, Sounds starting pitcher Ariel Pena (0-2) had difficulty locating pitches, with three walks and two wild pitches in the frame alone. The free bases ended up hurting Nashville when New Orleans catcher Kyle Skipworth drove a wind-aided grand slam over the centerfield wall.

Nashville Sounds.

Nashville Sounds.

The grand slam is the first surrendered by Nashville this season and the first since Engle Beltre hit one for Round Rock on August 19th, 2013.

The Zephyrs added to their lead with three runs in the fourth inning. Pena offered a lead-off walk and committed a throwing error to put runners on the corners for Jake Marisnick, who hit a single to centerfield to make it 6-0. Pena walked the following batter, loading the bases and ending his day in the fourth.

Reliever Dustin Molleken stepped in to issue a bases-loaded walk to his first batter, Josh Rodriguez. The Zephyrs plated their third run of the frame with a sacrifice fly.

Pena took the loss, his second, allowing eight runs, six earned, on four hits and six walks over three innings of work. Molleken pitched three innings to finish with one unearned run on his line.

Newcomer Jeremy Jeffress made his Sounds debut a good one, collecting 1 2/3 scoreless innings for Nashville. He threw five strikeouts and two of the team’s season-high 11 walks.

Left fielder Eugenio Velez entered the game with the league’s top average of .403 and put the Sounds on the board in the fourth inning with his RBI-single to shallow center. The hit scored Caleb Gindl, who doubled for Nashville’s first hit.

Gindl, who batted .333 (11-for-33) on the team’s recent road trip, finished the day 2-for-4 with two doubles. He and Hector Gomez scored the Sounds’ final two runs on Hunter Morris’ double in the eighth inning.

The win marks New Orleans’ sixth consecutive. Starting pitcher Jay Rogers (1-1) was awarded his first win, limiting Nashville to one run over six innings.

The Sounds will play a doubleheader against the Zephyrs Wednesday, beginning at 4:05pm. Nashville’s RHP Mike Fiers (4-0, 1.01) will pitch in the first game opposite LHP Brian Flynn (2-1, 4.13) while RHP Alfredo Figaro (0-0, 4.50) will start the nightcap. Jeff Hem has the call, which will begin as an internet-only broadcast before 102.5 The Game joins in progress at 6:00pm.

Box Score

New Orleans Zephyrs (12-13) 9, Nashville Sounds (12-12) 4
April 29th, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Orleans Zephyrs 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 9 7 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 2

 


 

New Orleans AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Marisnick, CF 6 0 2 1 0 1 1 .194
Bogusevic, LF 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 .271
Rodriguez, J, 2B 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 .306
Bour, 1B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .341
Jensen, RF 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 .219
Roe, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Skipworth, C 5 1 1 4 0 1 5 .175
Canha, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .235
Diaz, SS 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 .247
Rogers, J, P 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Spence, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rodriguez, H, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Angle, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Totals 32 9 7 8 11 7 17 .237
BATTING
2B: Diaz 2 (4, Pena, A, Molleken).
HR: Skipworth (4, 3rd inning off Pena, A, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Marisnick 2; Skipworth 4; Diaz 4; Rodriguez, J 2.
RBI: Diaz (8), Skipworth 4 (9), Marisnick (10), Rodriguez, J (12), Jensen (11).
2-out RBI: Diaz; Skipworth 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rogers, J; Skipworth 3.
SAC: Rogers, J.
SF: Jensen.
GIDP: Bour.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.FIELDING
DP: (Diaz-Rodriguez, J-Bour).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Orr, 2B-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .350
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-May, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Falu, SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Molleken, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Gomez, H, SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .176
Gindl, CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .262
Morris, H, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 3 .277
Velez, LF 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 .414
Jeffress, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Halton, LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .225
Diaz, R, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .211
Hermida, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .283
Green, T, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .268
Pena, A, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Statia, SS-2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .286
Totals 33 4 8 4 5 1 15 .253
a-Popped out for Leach in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Gindl 2 (7, Rogers, J, Rodriguez, H), Morris, H (8, Rodriguez, H).
TB: Velez 2; Orr; Statia; Gindl 4; Morris, H 3.
RBI: Velez (15), Morris, H 2 (12), Green, T (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Velez; Statia.
SF: Green, T.
GIDP: Diaz, R.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
E: Pena, A (1, throw), Velez (2, fielding).
DP: (Morris, H-Statia-Molleken).

 

 

New Orleans IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rogers, J (W, 1-1) 6.0 5 1 1 2 1 0 4.43
Spence 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.35
Rodriguez, H 0.1 2 3 3 3 0 0 5.11
Roe 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.30
Totals 9.0 8 4 4 5 1 0 4.26

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pena, A (L, 0-2) 3.0 4 8 6 6 2 1 5.29
Molleken 3.0 2 1 0 2 1 0 3.24
Jeffress 1.2 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.00
Leach 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.40
Totals 9.0 7 9 6 11 7 1 3.86

 

 

Pena, A pitched to 4 batters in the 4th.

WP: Rodriguez, H, Pena, A 2.
HBP: Diaz (by Leach).
Pitches-strikes: Rogers, J 86-51, Spence 15-8, Rodriguez, H 23-8, Roe 12-9, Pena, A 81-36, Molleken 36-22, Jeffress 32-16, Leach 25-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rogers, J 11-2, Spence 2-1, Rodriguez, H 0-0, Roe 2-2, Pena, A 3-1, Molleken 4-3, Jeffress 1-0, Leach 2-0.
Batters faced: Rogers, J 24, Spence 4, Rodriguez, H 6, Roe 5, Pena, A 20, Molleken 12, Jeffress 8, Leach 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Roe 3-1, Molleken 3-2, Leach 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Nick Bailey. 1B: Jeff Morrow. 3B: Ryan Goodman.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 2,692.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
April 29, 2014


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