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Nashville Sounds Baseball
El Paso, TX – The Nashville Sounds opened their road trip on the short end of an 8-2 loss to El Paso on Tuesday evening at Southwest University Park.
The defeat snapped the Sounds’ four-game winning streak. Nashville (66-57) had its division lead cut to just a half-game over cross-state rival Memphis, which won in Albuquerque.
First baseman Matt Clark homered during his 2-for-4 evening, the lone multi-hit effort for Nashville.The Sounds fell behind 3-0 in the first inning. Alex Castellanos led off with a triple off Jay Jackson and later scored the game’s first run on a Cody Decker sacrifice fly.
Adam Moore made upped the El Paso lead to 3-0 with a two-out, two-run homer to center, the catcher’s 10th big fly of the year.
Nashville missed an outstanding scoring opportunity in the second after loading the bases with one out against El Paso starter Juan Oramas. The right-hander struck out Jackson and Logan Schafer in succession to escape the jam unscathed.
El Paso stretched its lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the second when Rico Noel drew a leadoff walk from Jackson and later scored on a grounder.
The Sounds missed another scoring opportunity in the third after placing runners on second and third with no outs against Oramas.
Taylor Lindsey (3-for-4) increased the home team’s lead to 6-0 in the third when he blasted a two-run homer to right off Jackson, the third sacker’s tenth roundtripper of the season. Moore, who preceded Lindsey by drawing a walk, also scored on the blast.
Jackson (0-1) drew a loss in his first decision in two starts since joining the Sounds after allowing six runs over three frames of action.
Nashville got onto the scoreboard in the fifth when Schafer led off with a double and came home on a Jeremy Hermida sacrifice fly.
After El Paso got that run back in the bottom of the fifth, Clark slugged a massive solo homer to right in the top of the sixth to chase Oramas from the contest and make it a 7-2 game. The longball was Clark’s sixth of the season.
Oramas (6-6) squared his record on the year by earning the win for El Paso after limiting the Sounds to two runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of work.
El Paso closed out the scoring with a run against Alfredo Figaro in the eighth, bringing the score to its final 8-2 standing.
The teams continue the series with another 8:05pm CT matchup on Wednesday. Right-hander Donovan Hand (1-7, 5.40) will make the start for the Sounds and face rehabbing San Diego Padres ace Andrew Cashner, who will make his first rehab start for El Paso.
El Paso Chihuahuas (60-64) 8, Nashville Sounds (66-57) 2
August 12, 2014
TopicsAdam Moore, Albuquerque Isotopes, Alex Castellanos, Alfredo Figaro, Andrew Cashner, Cody Decker, Donovan Hand, El Paso Chihuahuas, El Paso TX, Jeremy Hermida, Juan Oramas, Logan Schafer, Matt Clark, Memphis Redbirds, Nashville Sounds, Pacific Coast League, PCL, Rico Noel, San diego Padres, Sounds, Southwest University Park, Taylor Lindsey
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