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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds closed out their brief cross-state road trip on the short end of a 9-4 defeat to the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park.

Nashville (34-30),which split the four-game set against their division rivals, continued its struggles in day games this season, falling to 7-17 in afternoon affairs. The Sounds were out-hit, 15-5, in the contest.

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Right-hander Angel Castro (6-3) twirled seven scoreless frames, scattering three hits, to earn the win for the Redbirds.

Memphis struck first, grabbing a 2-0 lead with a pair of two-out runs against Taylor Jungmann in the bottom of the third inning.

Greg Garcia drew a two-out walk, stole second, and scored the game’s first run on Pete Kozma’s RBI double. Stephen Piscotty followed with a run-scoring single.

After missing out on a bases-loaded opportunity in the fourth, the Redbirds extended their lead to 6-0 in the fifth against Jungmann, knocking the youngster out of the game in the process.

Garcia drew an inning-opening walk, moved to third on a Kozma single, and raced home on Xavier Scruggs’ RBI ground-rule double into the right field corner. Following a strikeout, Ed Easley cleared the bags and sent Jungmann to the showers with his two-run double to left. Left-hander Brent Leach took over on the hill for Nashville and was greeted by an RBI single up the middle off the bat of Mike O’Neill, upping the Memphis advantage to 6-0.

Jungmann (2-2) was saddled with the loss after giving up six runs on nine hits in his 4 2/3 innings of work. The six earned runs allowed were the right-hander’s most given up in his last 33 starts, dating back to May 2013.

Memphis increased its lead to 9-0 in the seventh against recently-added Sounds reliever Arcenio Leon, who has given up four runs in two innings in two appearances since joining the club.

The Redbirds immediately loaded the bases against the right-hander on a pair of singles and a hit batsmen. Piscotty followed by bouncing into a double play, allowing Castro to score on the play to make it a 7-0 contest. Scruggs followed with a grounder to shortstop and Hector Gomez misfired to first to allow another run to come plateward. Tommy Pham added an RBI double to plate the Redbirds’ third run of the frame (two of which were unearned).

Following Castro’s departure, the Sounds finally got onto the scoreboard, plating four runs in the top of the eighth.

Nashville greeted Redbirds reliever Pedro Feliciano by loading the bases with no outs. Elian Herrera (2-for-3) drew a bases-loaded walk to force home Nashville’s first run of the day. Gomez followed with a two-run single up the middle. Later in the frame, Eugenio Velez scored on a Hunter Morris groundout that cut the Memphis lead to 9-4.

Alfredo Figaro made his return to action for Nashville after missing three weeks with a hamstring strain and worked a scoreless eighth inning, striking out a pair while working around a pair of baserunners.

The Sounds return to Music City to begin an eight-game homestand on Monday evening with a 7:05pm contest against the Reno Aces (AAA-Arizona Diamondbacks). Left-hander Brad Mills (4-1, 1.71) will make the start for Nashville and face Reno right-hander Bo Schult (4-4, 5.61).

Box Score

Memphis Redbirds (31-32) 9, Nashville Sounds (34-30) 4
June 8, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 1
Memphis Rebirds 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 x 9 15 1

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Herrera, 2B-LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .360
Gomez, H, SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 .258
Gindl, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .259
Leon, Ar, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Velez, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .304
Figaro, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Morris, H, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .275
Hermida, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
Pagnozzi, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .222
Mattison, CF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .202
Green, T, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .245
Jungmann, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Orr, 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .272
Totals 33 4 6 4 3 3 16 .257
a-Lined out for Leon, Ar in the 8th.
BATTING
TB: Gomez, H; Herrera 2; Orr; Mattison; Gindl.
RBI: Herrera (7), Gomez, H 2 (24), Morris, H (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hermida; Herrera.
GIDP: Gomez, H.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Gomez, H (8, throw).
DP: 4 (Green, T-Herrera-Morris, H, Herrera-Morris, H, Gomez, H-Orr-Morris, H, Gomez, H-Morris, H).

 


 

Memphis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Garcia, G, 2B 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 .235
Kozma, 3B 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 .233
Piscotty, RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .291
Scruggs, 1B 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .234
Pham, CF 5 0 3 1 0 1 4 .294
Easley, C 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .211
O’Neill, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .421
Mateo, L, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .213
Castro, A, P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .222
a-Rosenberg, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kiekhefer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rondon, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 9 15 7 3 6 21 .275
a-Grounded into a double play for Castro, A in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Kozma (13, Jungmann), Scruggs (10, Jungmann), Easley (5, Jungmann), Pham (5, Leon, Ar).
TB: Castro, A; Mateo, L; Garcia, G; Scruggs 3; Pham 4; Piscotty; O’Neill 2; Kozma 3; Easley 3.
RBI: Kozma (15), Piscotty (33), Scruggs (24), Easley 2 (14), O’Neill (3), Pham (12).
2-out RBI: Kozma; Piscotty; Easley 2; O’Neill; Pham.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: O’Neill; Mateo, L; Easley; Pham.
GIDP: Piscotty 2, Castro, A, Rosenberg.
Team RISP: 7-for-17.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Pham (8, 2nd base off Jungmann/Pagnozzi), Garcia, G (2, 2nd base off Jungmann/Pagnozzi).

FIELDING
E: Scruggs (7, throw).
PB: Easley (4).
DP: (Kozma-Garcia, G-Scruggs).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jungmann (L, 2-2) 4.2 9 6 6 2 4 0 5.40
Leach 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.42
Leon, Ar 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 0 6.00
Figaro 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.67
Totals 8.0 15 9 7 3 6 0 3.42

 

Memphis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Castro, A (W, 6-4) 7.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 3.50
Feliciano, P 0.1 2 4 2 1 0 0 8.10
Kiekhefer 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.29
Rondon, J 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.70
Totals 9.0 6 4 2 3 3 0 3.93

 

 


WP: Leach.
Balk: Jungmann.
HBP: Mattison (by Feliciano, P), Kozma (by Jungmann), Kozma (by Leon, Ar).
Pitches-strikes: Jungmann 77-49, Leach 11-7, Leon, Ar 29-22, Figaro 15-10, Castro, A 88-61, Feliciano, P 24-14, Kiekhefer 10-8, Rondon, J 23-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jungmann 5-1, Leach 0-0, Leon, Ar 4-0, Figaro 1-0, Castro, A 12-2, Feliciano, P 1-0, Kiekhefer 2-0, Rondon, J 0-2.
Batters faced: Jungmann 24, Leach 2, Leon, Ar 10, Figaro 5, Castro, A 24, Feliciano, P 6, Kiekhefer 2, Rondon, J 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Leach 1-1, Kiekhefer 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jordan Ferrell. 1B: Brian Reilly. 2B: Alex Ortiz. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 5,716.
Venue: AutoZone Park.
June 8, 2014


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