Topic: Nashville Sounds
Nashville, TN – The Sounds were shutout for the second time this season and dropped their sixth straight game as Iowa notched a 4-0 win at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday night.
Nashville has now been outscored 31-16 during their six-game losing streak. Iowa improved to 12-13 with the win as the Sounds fell to seven games below the .500 mark.
The starting pitchers were on top of things early for both clubs. Barry Zito (5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) was seeking his first win of the season and was able to dodge several bullets early on.
First Baseman Nate Freiman Records Team’s Lone RBI With Sacrifice Fly In First
Nashville, TN – The Sounds and Cubs played tight all night long on Monday, but Nashville was on the wrong side of a one-run game for the third consecutive contest and dropped the series opener to Iowa at First Tennessee Park, 2-1.
Nashville fell to 4-6 in one-run games this season and is now 9-15 overall. The two teams had three double plays a piece, eliminating various chances throughout the night. Monday’s loss was only the sixth time all year that the Sounds have been outhit.
Nashville Sounds Swept For First Time Since June of Last Season
Round Rock, TX – Behind a five run fifth inning, the Round Rock Express completed the sweep over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday at Dell Diamond, 5-4.
In the early stages of the game, it looked like the Sounds were going to run away with this one. Through four innings, the Sounds first two hitters Alden Carrithers and Joey Wendle were a combined 6-for-6 scoring all four Nashville runs. Wendle was on a historic pace, finding himself just a homerun away from the cycle. Jason Pridie (2 RBI) and Kent Matthes (RBI) were the beneficiaries of the frequent runners on base.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds return to First Tennessee Park on Monday, May 4th to face off against the Iowa Cubs (Triple-A Cubs) and Round Rock Express (Triple-A Rangers) in a pair of four-game sets.
The homestand will include the AASC Peanut Free Night, a Sounds Calendar giveaway, Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks and more. Beginning this homestand, gates for Sounds games will open 60 minutes prior to game time (previously 90 minutes).
Jason Pridie Smacks His Team-Leading Third Home Run Of The Season
Round Rock, TX – Through 8.2 innings on Saturday night at Dell Diamond, the Nashville Sounds never trailed. Unfortunately, they could not retire that final out and the Round Rock Express walked-off with a 5-4 victory.
The Sounds got out to an early lead. In the top of the first, Ryan Roberts (3-for-4) singled and Kent Matthes (1-for-5) scored courtesy of an interference error on Express third baseman Trever Adams. With the run, the Sounds are now outscoring their opponents 18-4 in the first frame of games.
Right-Hander Kendall Graveman Goes Five Innings, Fans Five In Season Debut
Round Rock, TX – The Sounds had plenty of base runners on Friday night but struggled to cash in during a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Express at the Dell Diamond.
The team’s woes with runners in scoring position continued for Nashville who finished 1-for-7. The club had nine hits and left nine runners stranded on base to go along with it. The Sounds fell to three games below the .500 mark with a 9-12 record.
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Billy Burns Records Three Hits, Scores Team-Leading 18th Run
Round Rock, TX – The Sounds ran into a stout offensive attack from the Express on Thursday night and dropped the series opener at the Dell Diamond, 8-5.
The visitors struggled yet again with runners in scoring position, going just 4-for-17. The Sounds also left 14 runners on base and outhit Round Rock, 13-9, but dropped to 9-11 on the season.
Nashville threatened with base runners in both the first and second frames before finally jumping on top with a run in the third. Billy Burns led off with his second hit of the game and was moved to third by a Joey Wendle single. Outfielder Kent Matthes followed it a sacrifice fly, his 13th RBI of the year, and the Sounds took the lead.
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Pat Venditte Strong in Spot-Start
With expected Sounds starter Brad Mills under the weather, manager Steve Scarsone turned to what has been his team’s strength all season, their bullpen. The unit was 7-1 with a 2.48 ERA entering the day’s action.
Pat Venditte made the spot-start and continued his hot early season form, extending his scoreless streak to 14 innings before it was broken by a Miguel Rojas solo homerun in the bottom half of the fifth inning.
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Suspended Game Will Resume On Monday, June 8th at Zephyr Field
Metairie, LA – Monday night’s game at Zephyr Field between Nashville and New Orleans was suspended due to rain.
The game entered a rain delay during a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning with two outs.
The suspended contest will resume on Monday, June 8th when Nashville returns to New Orleans for the second time of the season.
Nashville Outhit New Orleans 9-4 in Defeat
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds lost the second game of a four-game set on Sunday to the New Orleans Zephyrs at Zephyr Field, 4-3.
In addition to drawing seven walks, the Sounds outhit the Zephyrs 9-4. Nashville matched a season-high 13 men left on base and are now atop the league with 153 on the season.
The pitching tandem of Ryan Verdugo and Angel Castro was effective once again, giving up just the four hits in the game.
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