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Nashville Sounds get third win in a row over Reno Aces, 3-2

 

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Nashville’s Jimmy Nelson Fans 10 in Quality Start

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (37-30) found some late game heroics for the third straight night, downing the Reno Aces 3-2 at Greer Stadium Wednesday night. The close victory makes the Sounds 15-10 in one-run games during the 2014 season.

It was Hector Gomez’s turn to come through in the clutch with an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth that scored Matt Pagnozzi, whose athletic slide beat the tag from Aces catcher and former Sound Blake Lalli. Gomez now has six RBIs in his last seven games and has hit safely in 14 of his last 19 games.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Before Gomez’s game-winning hit, Reno’s Mike Jacobs led off the top of the eighth by crushing his 12th home run of the season over the right field wall, tying the game at 2-2.

Nashville took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh when Sean Halton hit an RBI single that scored Kevin Mattison. Nashville loaded the bases shortly after on a pair of walks, but could not capitalize with more runs.

Nashville opened the scoring in the bottom of the first when Hunter Morris knocked in Jeremy Hermida with a double. It would be the Nashville’s last substantial offensive threat until the seventh, as Aces starter Mike Bolsinger would retire the next 11 Sounds batters.

The opening run and win by the Sounds moved the team’s record when scoring first at Greer Stadium this season to 19-1.

Reno responded in the top of the third when Tony Campana came through with an RBI single. The Aces loaded the bases with one out later in the inning, but Sounds starter Jimmy Nelson struck out Danny Dorn and Mike Jacobs to end the threat.

Nelson, the top prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers’ system, settled down shortly after, finishing the game with 10 strikeouts in six innings while allowing one run on four hits. The performance marked Nelson’s 12th quality start in as many outings for Nashville.

Donovan Hand came on and pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 13th save, a mark that ranks third in the PCL. Sounds reliever Jeremy Jeffress (4-1) earned the win by recording the final out of the eighth inning.

The Sounds will get their chance to complete a sweep of the Aces Thursday at 7:05pm RHP Michael Blazek (0-3 4.91 ERA) will take to the hill for Nashville on Throwback Thursday, presented by The Tennessean, against Reno RHP Lucas Harrell (3-0 3.89 ERA).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (37-30) 3, Reno Aces (37-29) 2
June 11, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Reno Aces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
Nashville Sounds 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 x 3 5 0

 


 

Reno AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Campana, LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .279
Ahmed, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .304
Dorn, RF 5 0 1 0 0 4 5 .321
Jacobs, 1B 5 1 1 1 0 2 4 .343
Marte, An, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .314
Kieschnick, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .291
Lalli, C 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .285
Freeman, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .304
Bolsinger, P 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Todd, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Marte, Al, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .368
De La Rosa, E, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stites, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 2 7 2 5 12 16 .294
a-Flied out for Todd in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Kieschnick (16, Leach).
HR: Jacobs (12, 8th inning off Leach, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lalli; Kieschnick 2; Jacobs 4; Ahmed; Dorn; Campana; Freeman.
RBI: Campana (12), Jacobs (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jacobs 2; Campana 2; Dorn; Marte, Al.
SAC: Bolsinger.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bianchi, 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .326
Hermida, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .255
Herrera, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .333
Jeffress, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hand, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Morris, H, 1B 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .281
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Orr, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Pagnozzi, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .223
Gindl, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .249
Mattison, CF 2 1 0 0 2 2 2 .195
Gomez, H, SS 4 0 1 1 0 3 2 .253
Nelson, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Leon, Ar, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Halton, 1B 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .259
Totals 29 3 5 3 7 14 16 .255
BATTING
2B: Morris, H (14, Bolsinger), Hermida (7, Bolsinger).
TB: Pagnozzi; Hermida 2; Gomez, H; Halton; Morris, H 2.
RBI: Morris, H (31), Halton (27), Gomez, H (25).
2-out RBI: Morris, H; Halton; Gomez, H.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pagnozzi 2; Herrera 2; Halton.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

 

 

Reno IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bolsinger 6.2 3 2 2 4 12 0 2.73
Todd 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.50
De La Rosa, E (L, 0-4) 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.29
Stites 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.08
Totals 8.0 5 3 3 7 14 0 4.26

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nelson 6.0 4 1 1 2 10 0 1.51
Leon, Ar 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.91
Leach 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 2.57
Jeffress (W, 4-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.85
Hand, D (S, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.35
Totals 9.0 7 2 2 5 12 1 3.31

 

 


WP: Bolsinger.
IBB: Morris, H (by Bolsinger).
Pitches-strikes: Bolsinger 115-75, Todd 11-3, De La Rosa, E 22-13, Stites 10-9, Nelson 102-62, Leon, Ar 14-6, Leach 23-15, Jeffress 3-3, Hand, D 10-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bolsinger 7-0, Todd 1-0, De La Rosa, E 1-0, Stites 0-0, Nelson 7-2, Leon, Ar 1-0, Leach 2-0, Jeffress 0-1, Hand, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Bolsinger 27, Todd 3, De La Rosa, E 4, Stites 2, Nelson 25, Leon, Ar 4, Leach 6, Jeffress 1, Hand, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Todd 1-0, Stites 2-1, Leach 2-0, Jeffress 2-0.
Ejections: Reno Aces Manager Phil Nevin ejected by HP umpire Marcus Pattillo (8th)
Umpires: HP: Marcus Pattillo. 1B: Jordan Ferrell. 2B: Brian Reilly. 3B: Alex Ortiz.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 3:17.
Att: 1,981.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
June 11, 2014


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