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Nashville tops Omaha 5-2 on Saturday Night

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the division-rival Omaha Royals 5-2 on Saturday night at historic Greer Stadium in front of 8,083 fans in the third game of a four game set.

Marty McLeary (3-6) threw his second quality start for the win, allowing two runs while scattering eight hits with two strikeouts in six innings pitched. Over his last three starts, the veteran right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.56 ERA (3er/17.1ip). Mike McClendon continued to dominate in relief, striking out three over three shutout innings to earn his first Triple-A save.

Coming into tonight’s game hitting .400 (22-for-55) over his last 18 games,  Adam Stern continued to stay hot for Nashville going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Erick Almonte also added two hits, his third multi-hit game in a row.

The Sounds jumped on the board in the opening frame as Nashville third baseman Mat Gamel crushed the first pitch he saw over the left field wall for 1-0 lead. The long ball was Gamel’s fourth of the year and first since July 2nd.

The Royals knotted the contest at 1-1 in the next frame, as Mike Moustakas singled for his first Triple-A hit and later scored on a two-out RBI double by second baseman Marc Maddox.

Nashville upped the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the second inning after Joe Koshansky reached base with a single to begin the inning and later scored on a Ray Olmedo fielder’s choice. Adam Stern then singled home Olmedo for the second run of the inning.

The Royals came within a run in the top of the third inning as Alex Gordon doubled off the wall in left center to bring home Ed Lucas.

Nashville extended the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Stern homered over the right field wall, his third tater of the season. Later in the inning, designated hitter Erick Almonte smacked a hard hit ball off Moustakas’ glove that ricocheted into left field, bringing home Norris Hopper from third base for a final 5-2 lead.

Omaha starting pitcher Philip Humber (4-6) was removed from the game with two outs in the bottom of the second inning after he was hit with a Martin Maldonado line drive on his non-pitching shoulder. Following Humber, Federico Castaneda allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings pitched.

The Sounds and Royals wrap up their four-game series with Sunday evening’s 6:35pm CT finale at historic Greer Stadium. Left-hander Sam Narron (4-3, 2.88) takes the hill for the Sounds against Omaha right-hander Manauris Baez (2-1, 4.05).

Nashville Sounds (50-43) 5, Omaha Royals (49-43) 2

July 17th, 2010

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha       0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
Nashville       1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 5 10 1
Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lough, CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
Lucas, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .321
Gordon, A, LF 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 .320
Ka’aihue, DH 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .301
Moustakas, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .167
Thorman, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .277
Parraz, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 7 .275
Maddox, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .243
Clark, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .217
  Humber, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Castaneda, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Herges, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lowery, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 2 10 2 3 5 19 .268
 
 
 
BATTING2B: Maddox (8, McLeary), Gordon, A (20, McLeary).

TB: Lucas; Gordon, A 2; Ka’aihue; Moustakas 2; Thorman; Parraz; Maddox 3; Clark.

RBI: Maddox (23), Gordon, A (43).

2-out RBI: Maddox.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clark 3; Parraz 4.

GIDP: Gordon, A.

Team RISP: 2-for-10.

Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING

SB: Moustakas (1, 2nd base off McLeary/Maldonado, M), Lucas (3, 2nd base off McLeary/Maldonado, M), Ka’aihue (1, 3rd base off McLeary/Maldonado, M).

FIELDING

E: Moustakas (1, fielding).

DP: (Maddox-Lucas-Thorman).

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Stern, LF 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .313
Hopper, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .278
Gamel, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .259
Katin, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254
Koshansky, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .250
Almonte, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .327
Cruz, L, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .291
Olmedo, 2B 4 1 0 1 0 1 3 .265
Maldonado, M, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .164
  McLeary, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  McClendon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 5 10 4 1 6 14 .266
 
 
 
 
 
BATTINGHR: Gamel (4, 1st inning off Humber, 0 on, 2 out), Stern (3, 5th inning off Castaneda, F, 0 on, 0 out).

TB: Stern 6; Hopper; Gamel 4; Koshansky; Almonte 2; Cruz, L; Maldonado, M.

RBI: Gamel (24), Olmedo (31), Stern 2 (16).

2-out RBI: Gamel; Stern.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hopper; Cruz, L 2.

GIDP: Olmedo.

Team RISP: 1-for-8.

Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING

SB: Almonte (2, 2nd base off Castaneda, F/Clark), Hopper (16, 2nd base off Castaneda, F/Clark), Koshansky (3, 3rd base off Castaneda, F/Clark).

FIELDING

E: Gamel (10, throw).

DP: 2 (McLeary-Cruz, L-Koshansky, McLeary-Gamel-Cruz, L).

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Humber (L, 4-6) 1.2 4 3 3 0 0 1 4.79
Castaneda, F  3.1 4 2 1 1 4 1 3.61
Herges  2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.66
Lowery  1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 5 4 1 6 2 4.00
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McLeary (W, 3-6) 6.0 8 2 2 3 2 0 8.72
McClendon (S, 1) 3.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.49
Totals 9.0 10 2 2 3 5 0 3.77

IBB: Koshansky (by Castaneda, F).

Pitches-strikes: Humber 29-21, Castaneda, F 69-39, Herges 27-18, Lowery 7-6, McLeary 99-59, McClendon 37-26.

Groundouts-flyouts: Humber 3-2, Castaneda, F 2-4, Herges 3-0, Lowery 2-0, McLeary 9-6, McClendon 3-2.

Batters faced: Humber 9, Castaneda, F 16, Herges 7, Lowery 3, McLeary 28, McClendon 11.

Inherited runners-scored: Castaneda, F 2-1.

Umpires: HP: Brian Sinclair. 1B: Barry Larson. 2B: . 3B: Takeshi Hirabayashi.

Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.

Wind: 7 mph, R to L.

T: 2:41.

Att: 8,083.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

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