Topic: Kevin Mattison
Metairie, LA – After heading into the All-Star Break having lost nine of their last 10 games, the Nashville Sounds got off on the right foot Thursday night at Zephyr Field, winning their first game back by a 3-1 margin over the New Orleans Zephyrs.
After the one-hour and 48-minute rain delay preceding the game, Sounds catcher Robinzon Diaz, 2-for-4, recorded Nashville’s first hit of the night in the fourth inning with a single to centerfield. The 29-year-old gave the Sounds a two-run lead in the following inning on a two-out single to right-centerfield that scored two runs.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds suffered their league-leading 17th one-run defeat on Sunday afternoon at Zephyr Field, falling 2-1 to New Orleans.
Nashville managed only three hits on the afternoon and New Orleans hurlers combined to retire the final 15 Sounds batters in order to close out the contest.
Right-hander Hiram Burgos made a rehab start for the Sounds but it was an abbreviated one-inning outing due the onset of a lengthy rain delay. He allowed one hit and walked a batter during a scoreless 22-pitch frame.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds rode the arm of starting pitcher Zach Kroenke (4-8) Monday night at Greer Stadium to hold off the New Orleans Zephyrs in the series finale, avoiding the four-game series sweep with the 5-3 victory.
Kroenke, in his first start since June 2nd, held the Zephyrs scoreless through six innings of work to pick up his fourth win and fourth quality start in his last five starts for Nashville. The lefty fired six strikeouts to New Orleans, allowing only three hits and one walk. He tossed 69 pitches, 47 for strikes.
Nashville, TN – Despite twice rallying to tie the game Sunday at Greer Stadium, the Nashville Sounds were unable to keep up with the New Orleans Zephyrs, who defeated the home team by the score of 8-5. The Nashville loss gives New Orleans the series win with still one game to go.
Knotted up at four runs apiece in the seventh inning, the Zephyrs worked a run off reliever Johnnie Lowe (0-1), who was in to pitch his fourth inning and final inning, as Kyle Skipworth connected for a two-out, RBI-double that gave New Orleans a lead they never relinquished.
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Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held the New Orleans Zephyrs scoreless through five innings, but were unable to contain the visitor’s hot bats, who scored runs in each of the last four frames en route to shutting out the Sounds, 12-0.
The lone bright spot on the night for the Sounds was starting pitcher Hiram Burgos, who picked up where he left off in 2012 by extending his Triple-A scoreless streak to 17 innings across his last three starts, dating back to August 29th. The right-handed pitcher limited the Zephyrs to two hits through five innings of work, fanning six and walking three.
Nashville, TN – First baseman Hunter Morris enjoyed a solid Triple-A debut on a rainy Thursday evening at Greer Stadium, homering and driving in four runs to power the Nashville Sounds to a 5-4 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs in their season opener.
Morris — the 2012 Southern League Most Valuable Player who finished second in the minors in RBIs a year ago– started this season seemingly where he left off, going 2-for-4 with a double and homer to go along with his four RBIs.
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Metarie, LA – A late five-run rally by the New Orleans Zephyrs gave the visiting Nashville Sounds a 7-4 defeat on Monday evening at Zephyr Field in the finale of a four-game set.
With the Sounds leading 4-2 in the eighth with two outs, the Zephyrs batted around against three Sounds pitchers, highlighted by a Nick Green two-run single and Kevin Mattison two-run double against pitcher Tim Dillard (0-1).
With the loss, Nashville (45-57) split the series with New Orleans and lost the season series between the clubs by a 9-7 margin.
Caleb Gindl Drives In Pair and Dayton Buller Homers in Winning Effort
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds edged the New Orleans Zephyrs by a 3-2 margin on Sunday evening at Zephyr Field.
The win was the league-leading 22nd one-run victory of the year for the Sounds (45-56).
Second baseman Eric Farris paced the Nashville offense with a 3-for-4 effort to extend the Sounds’ longest active hitting streak to five games, the infielder’s sixth hit streak of five games or greater this season. Farris, who also stole a pair of bases in the contest, is batting .347 (33-for-95) over his last 28 contests.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds were handed a 7-3 defeat by the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs in the second game of a four-game series on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
Nashville (21-35) stranded 11 batters on the afternoon and went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
Right fielder Jordan Brown went 2-for-5 for his third straight multi-hit game. Center fielder Logan Schafer, who entered the game as a defensive replacement, added two hits in two at-bats.
Nashville, TN – Reliever Jim Henderson provided the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 13th inning t0 lead the Nashville Sounds to a 3-2 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
Erick Almonte (2-for-4) crushed a one-out double off Sandy Rosario (0-1), moved to third on an infield groundout from Hainley Statia, and scored when Henderson lofted the game-winning base hit to left field. Henderson was previously was 3-for-19 (.158) in his career from behind the plate.
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