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Nashville Sounds lose second game in a row to Tacoma Rainiers, 2-1

 

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Nashville’s Sean Halton and Pete Orr Provide Team’s Only Hits

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (38-32) were held to two hits in Saturday night’s 2-1 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers before 8,287 fans at Greer Stadium.

Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker (1-1) guided Tacoma from the hill, twice cruising through the Sounds line-up to carry a no-hit bid through the 6th inning. With one out in the 7th, Sounds first baseman Sean Halton recorded the team’s first hit with a single into right field.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

After Halton’s base knock, Walker loaded the bases on walks before picking up his seventh and final strikeout. At 94 pitches, Walker’s night concluded and reliever Stephen Pryor stepped to the mound to face Kevin Mattison.

During the at-bat, Pryor uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the base runners to advance one base and give Nashville its only run. But Nashville’s 7th-inning rally ended with Mattison striking out.

The Rainiers plated the game’s first run in the 4th inning when catcher Jesus Sucre slapped a single into centerfield to score Gabriel Noriga. In centerfield, Mattison bobbled the ball to allow Noriega to move into scoring position after his single.

Tacoma doubled their lead on Jabari Blash’s solo home run over the left field wall in the top of the 6th. The shot off Sounds starter Brad Mills (4-2) is Blash’s 11th of the season and the second in as many nights, traveling an estimated at 443 feet.

Mills finished after six innings of work, allowing Tacoma batters two runs, one earned, on six hits for his seventh quality start of the year. He walked two and fanned seven in the outing, and worked out of a bases-loaded two-out jam in the first inning. He was charged the tough luck loss. His opposite, Walker, picked up the win.

Relievers Jeremy Jeffress and Alfredo Figaro combined to keep the Sounds in the contest with three scoreless frames.

Pete Orr recorded Nashville’s second and final hit in the 8th inning. It is second time this season the Sounds have been held to two hits; also May 15th vs. the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

The Sounds will play game three of the four-game series with the Tacoma Rainiers on Sunday at 2:05pm. RHP Ariel Pena (4-5, 4.19) will start for Nashville opposite RHP Forrest Snow (NR). Broadcaster Jeff Hem has the call on 102.5 The Game.

Box Score

Tacoma Rainiers (29-39) 2, Nashville Sounds (38-32) 1
June 14, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tacoma Rainiers 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 1
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1

 


 

Tacoma AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Almonte, A, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .221
Taylor, C, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .358
Nady, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .188
Franklin, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .320
Kelly, T, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .270
Blash, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .232
Noriega, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .339
Sucre, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .258
Bonilla, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .242
Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pryor, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 2 8 2 2 9 11 .282
BATTING
HR: Blash (11, 6th inning off Mills, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Noriega 2; Blash 4; Franklin; Sucre 2; Nady 2.
RBI: Sucre (14), Blash (35).
2-out RBI: Sucre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blash 2; Bonilla; Franklin; Almonte, A 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Taylor, C (10, 2nd base off Mills/Pagnozzi).FIELDING
E: Taylor, C (7, fielding).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Orr, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .279
Velez, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
Morris, H, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276
Halton, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Hermida, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .251
Gindl, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .255
Gomez, H, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .249
Mattison, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .197
Pagnozzi, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .218
Mills, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jeffress, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Figaro, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 1 2 0 3 8 9 .255
BATTING
TB: Orr; Halton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mattison 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.FIELDING
E: Mattison (3, fielding).

 

 

Tacoma IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Walker, T (W, 1-1) 6.2 1 1 1 3 7 0 4.32
Pryor (H, 3) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.74
Coffey (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.42
Totals 9.0 2 1 1 3 8 0 4.79

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mills (L, 4-2) 6.0 6 2 1 2 7 1 1.56
Jeffress 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.71
Figaro 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.70
Totals 9.0 8 2 1 2 9 1 3.37

 

 


WP: Pryor, Mills.
Pitches-strikes: Walker, T 94-57, Pryor 21-14, Coffey 9-5, Mills 101-65, Jeffress 25-16, Figaro 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Walker, T 3-7, Pryor 2-0, Coffey 2-0, Mills 6-2, Jeffress 2-2, Figaro 3-0.
Batters faced: Walker, T 25, Pryor 5, Coffey 3, Mills 26, Jeffress 6, Figaro 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Pryor 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Nick Bailey. 1B: Jeff Morrow. 3B: Ryan Goodman.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 8,287.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
June 14, 2014


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