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Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 2-1

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA - The Nashville Sounds blew a one-run lead late Monday night at Principal Park, before losing in the 10th inning to the Iowa Cubs by a 2-1 final margin.

Down 1-0 in the ninth inning, the I-Cubs leveled the game on Lars Anderson’s solo home run off Sounds closer Donovan Hand (0-2), which forced extras.

In the 10th, Hand allowed running singles to the top of Iowa’s order with Javier Baez hitting the game-winning single through the hole at second base. Hand was charged the loss and his third blown save.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 2-1 (Clarksville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 2-1 (Clarksville Sports Network)

Earlier in the game, right-handed pitcher Jimmy Nelson helped guide the Sounds defensively, rendering the Cubs scoreless through six innings of two-hit baseball to log his eighth consecutive quality start of the season.

Nelson faced a jam in the fourth inning, with two runners in scoring position and no outs. The 24-year-old top prospect escaped without any damage by firing two strikeouts and getting catcher Eli Whiteside to groundout to end the inning.

He twirled nine strikeouts in the contest, matching a season-high and finishing one shy of a career single-game high. He walked three, uncorked one wild pitch and hit one batter.

Nashville starting pitchers have now allowed only 17 runs in the last 75.2 innings over a 14-game stretch for a 2.02 ERA.

Offensively, Sounds outfielder Jeremy Hermida gave Nashville its 1-0 advantage with a solo home run to dead centerfield off of the league’s ERA-leader Tsuyoshi Wada.

The home run marks Hermida’s third of the season and the team’s seventh over the last four games, after recording only two homers in their previous 11 contests.

Outfielder Eugenio Velez led the team with three hits for his 11th multi-hit game of the season. Infielder Irving Falu, 0-for-5, failed to record a base knock, closing his team- and season-best hit streak at 11 games, during which he batted .342 (13-for-38).

Wada kept the Cubs in the game by holding Nashville to one run on six hits over seven innings of work. Eduardo Figueroa (1-0) was awarded the win for pitching a spotless 10th inning.

Sounds relievers Dustin Molleken and Brent Leach combined to work two solid innings for Nashville before Hand stepped to the hill in the ninth.

The Sounds play the final game of their eight-game road trip Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. against the Iowa Cubs. Left-handed pitcher Brad Mills (2-0, 1.72) will make the start for Nashville, opposite Iowa’s RHP Chris Rusin (2-4, 3.58). Broadcaster Jeff Hem has the call on 102.5 The Game.

Box Score

Iowa Cubs (20-15) 2, Nashville Sounds (20-18) 1
May 12, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Iowa Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0



One out when winning run scored.



Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Falu, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .279
Velez, LF 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .339
Herrera, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .359
Halton, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .287
Hermida, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .272
Gomez, H, SS 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .233
Mattison, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .155
May, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .192
Nelson, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
a-Statia, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333
Molleken, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hand, D, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Totals 34 1 6 1 3 13 14 .262
a-Walked for Nelson in the 7th.
BATTING
3B: Gomez, H (2, Wada).
HR: Hermida (3, 2nd inning off Wada, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Velez 3; Hermida 4; Gomez, H 3; Halton.
RBI: Hermida (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Falu; Gomez, H.
GIDP: Hermida.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
CS: Velez (7, 2nd base by Wada/Whiteside).
PO: Velez (1st base by Wada).

 


 

Iowa AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Szczur, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .235
Watkins, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .287
Baez, J, SS 5 0 1 1 0 2 2 .153
Anderson, La, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .254
Vitters, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .219
Villanueva, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .221
Jackson, B, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .164
Figueroa, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Whiteside, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .151
Wada, P 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .091
a-Alcantara, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Hatley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mota, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .216
Totals 35 2 7 2 3 12 17 .237
a-Popped out for Wada in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Vitters (6, Nelson).
HR: Anderson, La (2, 9th inning off Hand, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Baez, J; Anderson, La 4; Jackson, B; Watkins; Wada; Vitters 2; Szczur.
RBI: Anderson, La (12), Baez, J (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Whiteside 3.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 9.FIELDING
DP: (Baez, J-Anderson, La).
Pickoffs: Wada (Velez at 1st base).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nelson 6.0 2 0 0 3 9 0 1.76
Molleken (H, 6) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.16
Leach (H, 5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.12
Hand, D (BS, 3)(L, 0-2) 1.1 5 2 2 0 2 1 5.85
Totals 9.1 7 2 2 3 12 1 3.81

 

Iowa IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wada 7.0 6 1 1 3 8 1 1.22
Hatley 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.30
Figueroa (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.86
Totals 10.0 6 1 1 3 13 1 3.91

 


WP: Nelson, Wada.
IBB: May (by Wada), Halton (by Wada).
HBP: Vitters (by Nelson).
Pitches-strikes: Nelson 95-62, Molleken 8-6, Leach 9-5, Hand, D 38-24, Wada 95-58, Hatley 26-20, Figueroa 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nelson 3-2, Molleken 1-0, Leach 2-0, Hand, D 2-0, Wada 4-3, Hatley 2-0, Figueroa 2-0.
Batters faced: Nelson 24, Molleken 4, Leach 2, Hand, D 9, Wada 28, Hatley 6, Figueroa 3.
Umpires: HP: Chris Segal. 1B: Brandon Misun. 2B: Spencer Flynn. 3B: Chris Gonzalez.
Weather: 60 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, L to R.
T: 3:08.
Att: 3,659.
Venue: Principal Park.
May 12, 2014


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