Topic: Sam Narron
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds belted five home runs to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes, 8-4, on Saturday night in the opener of a four-game series at Isotopes Park. With homers in a season-high seven consecutive games, the five home runs set a season high for Nashville (31-45) and was one long ball shy of a franchise record.
The victory was Nashville’s (31-45) fifth in the last seven contests overall first to begin a road trip this season (1-6).
Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost the opener of the final series of the 2011 season on Friday evening at AutoZone Park, falling 7-5 to the division-rival Memphis Redbirds.
Left fielder Jordan Brown (2-for-5) gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning when he belted his seventh home run of the season, a two-out solo shot to right off Memphis starter Michael Blazek.
After Memphis pulled ahead, 3-1, with three second-inning runs against Sounds starter Sam Narron, Nashville rallied to tie the contest with single runs in the third and fifth frames.
Des Moines, IA – Cubs outfielder Brad Snyder hit a game-winning, bases-loaded single off the left field wall with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the division-rival Iowa Cubs a 5-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in the finale of a four-game series on Thursday night at Principal Park.
Pinch hitter Chris Robinson opened the 11th frame with a single off Mike McClendon and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and infield groundout. McClendon walked the next two hitters before allowing the game-winning hit to Snyder.
The defeat gave the Sounds (70-70) a series split and 11-5 season series win over the Cubs.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds closed their 2011 regular season home slate with 7-5 loss to the cross-state-rival Memphis Redbirds on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium in the final of a five-game series.
A crowd of 5,222 fans were on hand for the contest, bringing the Sounds’ seasonal attendance total to 335,143, nearly 16,000 higher than last season. Nashville has seen an attendance increase in each of the past two seasons and has reached the 300,000-fan plateau for the 11th straight season.
The loss by Nashville (68-68) combined with an Omaha win tonight moves the Sounds’ elimination to one with eight games to play in the PCL American Conference Northern Division.
Nashville Wraps Up 2011 Home Slate Tomorrow Evening
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a late tie and post a 6-3 victory over the division-rival Memphis Redbirds on Saturday evening in front of 8,827 fans at Greer Stadium.
With the score knotted at 3-3, Nashville batted around against Redbirds reliever Jess Todd to register the game-winning three-run outburst.
Eric Farris led off the Sounds’ eighth with a single and moved to second on Mat Gamel’s opposite-field single through the left side of the infield. With one out, Caleb Gindl ripped a line-drive single to center to plate Farris with the go-ahead run. After an intentional walk was issued to Brandon Boggs to load the bases, pinch-hitter Andy Gonzalez gave the Sounds some breathing room with a two-run single to left that extended the lead to three.
Nashville, TN – Memphis outfielder Andrew Brown homered twice as the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds edged the Nashville Sounds, 5-4, on Wednesday night in the opener of a five-game set at Greer Stadium.
With the loss, Nashville (66-66) drops to .500 by the first time since August 9 and now trails division-leading Omaha by 8.5 games in the PCL American Northern Division. Nashville has now played in 50 one-run games (23-27), the second-most in the league behind Fresno (51). The 27 one-run defeats co-lead the PCL with Tucson.
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds closed out their road trip with a 5-2 loss to the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday evening at Werner Park.
With the loss, Nashville (66-65) split the series with Omaha and lost the season series between the clubs by an 11-5 margin.
Omaha starting pitcher Sean O’Sullivan (8-2) recorded his best pitching performance of the season for the Storm Chasers. The right-hander tossed seven scoreless frames while striking out eight and walking none for the victory. It was also his sixth quality start in his last seven outings.
Wily Peralta Turns In Another Outstanding Start For Nashville
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds plated four runs in the top of the eleventh inning to record a 7-3 victory over the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers on Monday evening at Werner Park.
With the win, the Sounds (65-64) improved to 4-9 in extra-inning play on the year and pulled back within 6 ½ games of the Storm Chasers in the American Conference Northern Division.
Nashville – which scored five of its seven runs in unearned fashion as a result of six Omaha errors – received another brilliant start from right-hander Wily Peralta and held a 3-1 lead with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning before the Storm Chasers rallied to knot the score against Donovan Hand to force extra frames.
Nashville, TN – The visiting Tucson Padres erupted for eight runs in the eighth inning for a come-from-behind 8-6 win over the Nashville Sounds on Thursday night at Greer Stadium.
Nashville (64-62) scored six runs of the game over the first seven innings, before the eight-run outburst got the club’s biggest blown lead of the season.
The Sounds had 11 hits in the loss, led by two-hit performances by centerfielder Logan Schafer, left fielder Jordan Brown, first baseman Erick Almonte, and catcher Martin Maldonado.
Top Prospect Fans Nine Over Seven Scoreless Frames
Nashville, TN – Right-hander Wily Peralta fanned nine batters over seven scoreless innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-0 victory over the Tucson Padres on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium.
Peralta (2-0), who won his second straight Triple-A start since joining the Sounds, allowed only three hits and did not walk a batter on the night, tossing 61 of his 91 pitches for strikes.
Daniel Herrera followed on the hill and closed out the Sounds’ fifth shutout victory of the year with two perfect frames, striking out one batter.
The three-hit shutout was the eighth win in the last 10 games for Nashville (64-61).
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