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Nashville Sounds blow lead late in 6-5 loss to Oklahoma City RedHawks at Greer Stadium

 

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Nashville’s Michael Blazek Serves Up Quality Start; Matt Clark and Sean Halton Homer

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN -The first-place Nashville Sounds (58-51) had their win streak end at five games, as the Oklahoma City RedHawks mounted a four-run rally in the 9th inning to win 6-5 Sunday night at Greer Stadium.

With Sounds reliever Rob Wooten (0-1) on the hill in the 9th, the RedHawks pulled to within one run via a pair of RBI singles by Matt Duffy and Max Stassi, but it was nine-hole hitter Joe Schlafani who provided the game-winning blast: a two-out double off the right field wall that scored two runs. Stassi scored from first on the play, barely beating out the throw from the outfield.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

Wooten was charged with a blown save and his first loss of the year.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, the Sounds offense rattled off five runs behind starting pitcher Michael Blazek, who delivered his best outing of the season to help keep the RedHawks at bay for the first six innings.

The righty limited the RedHawks to four hits and fanned two, before leaving with the lead. Blazek’s start drops his ERA from 4.41 to 4.15 on the year.

Sounds starting pitchers hold a 1.00 ERA (4 earned runs in 36 innings pitched) in seven games this homestand.

Sounds first baseman Matt Clark tied the game 1-1 in the 2nd inning by lifting his third home run of the year over the left-field wall. The solo shot answered the RedHawks’ run from Austin Wates’ RBI single in the first inning.

RedHawks starting pitcher Nick Tropeano uncorked a wild pitch in the 3rd inning that allowed Pete Orr to score from third base, giving Nashville a one-run advantage.

Sean Halton added a pair of runs for Nashville with his home run off the top-half of the guitar scoreboard beyond the right field wall, estimated at 430 feet. In the 6th inning, infielder Jason Rogers connected for an RBI double to make it a 5-1 game.

The RedHawks picked up their second run off of Sounds reliever Arcenio Leon in the 8th inning, before Wooten entered in the 9th.

With all three division rivals winning Sunday, the Sounds enter Monday with only a 1 1/2 game division lead.

The Sounds look to win the series against Oklahoma City RedHawks on Monday night at Greer Stadium. Game starts at 7:05pm CT. RHP Ariel Pena (7-6, 4.53) will make the start for Nashville opposite the RedHawks’ RHP Mike Foltynewicz (7-6, 5.12). Jeff Hem will have the call on 102.5 The GAME.

Box Score

Oklahoma City RedHawks (54-56) 6, Nashville Sounds (58-51) 5
July 27, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma City RedHawks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 9 2
Nashville Sounds 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 7 0

 


 

Oklahoma City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Torreyes, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .288
Mier, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .217
Villar, J, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .254
Wates, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .296
Tucker, LF 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .270
Duffy, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Santana, D, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .283
Perez, C, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Stassi, DH 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 .231
Sclafani, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 3 .274
Tropeano, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
De Leon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bass, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stoffel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 6 9 6 1 5 11 .276
BATTING
2B: Sclafani (1, Wooten).
TB: Villar, J 2; Sclafani 2; Torreyes; Duffy; Stassi 2; Wates 2.
RBI: Wates (28), Torreyes (34), Duffy (28), Stassi (35), Sclafani 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Stassi; Sclafani 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duffy; Mier.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Villar, J (11, 2nd base off Blazek/Zarraga), Wates 2 (30, 2nd base off Blazek/Zarraga, 2nd base off Wooten/Zarraga).
PO: Villar, J (1st base by Blazek).FIELDING
E: De Leon (1, pickoff), Sclafani (4, fielding).
DP: (Duffy-Villar, J-Duffy).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Falu, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .294
Velez, DH 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 .315
Rogers, J, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .280
Clark, M, 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 .274
Halton, LF 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 .289
Gindl, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239
Zarraga, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .238
1-Gomez, H, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Orr, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .292
Mattison, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236
Blazek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Leon, Ar, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wooten, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 5 7 4 3 10 16 .261
1-Ran for Zarraga in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Orr (16, Tropeano), Velez (20, De Leon), Rogers, J (4, De Leon), Zarraga (2, Stoffel).
HR: Clark, M (3, 2nd inning off Tropeano, 0 on, 0 out), Halton (6, 4th inning off Tropeano, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Clark, M 4; Velez 2; Zarraga 2; Orr 3; Rogers, J 2; Halton 4.
RBI: Clark, M (11), Halton 2 (48), Rogers, J (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gindl 2; Halton; Falu.
GIDP: Zarraga.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (22, 2nd base off Stoffel/Perez, C).FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gindl (Torreyes at 2nd base).
Pickoffs: Blazek (Villar, J at 1st base).

 

 

Oklahoma City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tropeano 5.0 3 4 4 2 6 2 2.64
De Leon 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.97
Bass 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Stoffel (W, 3-3) 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2.81
Totals 9.0 7 5 5 3 10 2 4.29

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blazek 6.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 4.15
Leon, Ar 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 4.44
Wooten (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 4 4 4 1 1 0 7.00
Totals 9.0 9 6 6 1 5 0 3.60

 

 


WP: Tropeano, Leon, Ar.
HBP: Stassi (by Blazek).
Pitches-strikes: Tropeano 76-46, De Leon 18-11, Bass 7-5, Stoffel 41-25, Blazek 82-50, Leon, Ar 23-18, Wooten 29-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Tropeano 4-3, De Leon 2-0, Bass 2-0, Stoffel 4-0, Blazek 4-6, Leon, Ar 3-0, Wooten 0-2.
Batters faced: Tropeano 19, De Leon 5, Bass 4, Stoffel 9, Blazek 22, Leon, Ar 7, Wooten 8.
Ejections: Oklahoma City RedHawks second baseman Ronald Torreyes ejected by 2B umpire Greg Stanzak (8th)
Umpires: HP: Ryan Blakney. 1B: Alberto Ruiz. 2B: Greg Stanzak. 3B: Chris Segal.
Weather: 92 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 15 mph, R to L.
T: 2:39.
Att: 3,838.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
July 27, 2014


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