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Sounds Lose Series Opener To Isotopes, 5-1

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped their fourth straight game on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium, losing 5-1 to the Albuquerque Isotopes in the opener of a four-game series.

Isotopes pitchers held the Sounds to four hits in the contest and Nashville (8-12) went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position on the evening.

Albuquerque third baseman Corey Smith (2-for-3) gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning with a two-out solo home run to center off Sounds starter Amaury Rivas that cleared the wall just to the left of the 24-foot high batter’s eye. The blast was the infielder’s third of the year.

Sounds Lose Series Opener To Isotopes, 5-1
Nashville Sounds.

The Isotopes doubled their lead in the sixth when ex-Sound Jay Gibbons (2-for-5) took Rivas deep to right on a 2-0 pitch for his first longball of the season.

The Sounds halved the lead to 2-1 in the home half of the sixth. Pinch-hitter Brendan Katin led off with a double to center off Isotopes starter Tim Redding. After moving to third on a groundout, Katin scored Nashville’s lone run of the night when Taylor Green lifted a sacrifice fly to right.

Redding (1-2) authored a quality start to pick up his first win of the year for Albuquerque, holding the Sounds to one run on four hits while striking out three batters in his six frames of action.

Rivas (3-2) took the loss for the Sounds after giving up two runs, both on homers, in his six innings of work. It was his third quality start in five trips to the hill this season.

Brewers right-hander Takashi Saito came on to pitch the seventh inning for Nashville in a rehabilitation appearance while recovering from a left hamstring strain, but was removed from the contest mid at-bat while facing his third batter.

Saito allowed a leadoff single to former Sound Trent Oeltjen, who was then caught stealing, and struck out A.J. Ellis for the second out. After a first-pitch ball to Justin Sellers, trainer Dave Yeager visited the mound and Saito subsequently left the contest.

The Isotopes stretched the lead to 5-1 in the top of the ninth with three two-out runs against the Sounds’ bullpen.

Sounds reliever Mike McClendon issued a two-out, bases-loaded walk to former Sound JD Closser, which plated Smith, then was unable to field a Dee Gordon tapper back to the mound which allowed Ellis to score in unearned fashion. Trayvon Robinson followed with an RBI single to right that pushed it to a four-run Isotopes lead.

Left-hander Manny Parra made his fifth rehab outing for Nashville and was charged with two runs (one earned) on two hits over two innings of work and now carries a 6.48 ERA (6er/8.1ip) in his five appearances for the Sounds.

The teams continue the series with another 7:05pm meeting on Friday evening. Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke (0-0, 6.75) will make his second rehab start for the Sounds and is expected to throw approximately 75 pitches in the contest. Albuquerque will counter with left-hander Alberto Bastardo (1-0, 4.70).

Box Score

Albuquerque Isotopes (12-8) 5, Nashville Sounds (8-12) 1

April 28th, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Albuquerque       0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 5 8 0
Nashville       0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 1
 
Albuquerque AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gordon, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .282
Robinson, T, CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 .357
Gibbons, 1B 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .310
  Colon, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Smith, Co, 3B 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 .410
Hoffmann, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .360
Oeltjen, T, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .268
Ellis, A, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Sellers, J, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .158
Redding, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Elbert, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Becker, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364
  Schlichting, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Closser, PH-1B 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .353
Totals 35 5 8 4 4 8 11 .294
 
a-Grounded out for Elbert in the 8th. b-Walked for Schlichting in the 9th.
 
BATTING

2B: Hoffmann (6, Rivas, A).

HR: Smith, Co (3, 4th inning off Rivas, A, 0 on, 2 out), Gibbons (1, 6th inning off Rivas, A, 0 on, 2 out).

TB: Robinson, T 2; Gibbons 5; Smith, Co 5; Hoffmann 2; Oeltjen, T.

RBI: Smith, Co (11), Gibbons (9), Closser (8), Robinson, T (19).

2-out RBI: Smith, Co; Gibbons; Closser; Robinson, T.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Oeltjen, T; Gordon; Gibbons 2.

Team RISP: 1-for-4.

Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING

CS: Oeltjen, T (1, 2nd base by Saito/Kottaras, G).

FIELDING

Pickoffs: Redding (Green, T at 2nd base).

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Farris, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281
Green, T, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .245
Gamel, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .293
Carroll, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .229
Reed, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Kottaras, G, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Gindl, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Figueroa, L, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Rivas, A, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  a-Katin, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .234
  Saito, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Parra, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McClendon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 1 4 1 1 4 6 .235
 
 
a-Doubled for Rivas, A in the 6th.
 
BATTING

2B: Green, T (3, Redding), Katin (4, Redding).

TB: Green, T 2; Carroll, B; Gindl; Katin 2.

RBI: Green, T (9).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gindl; Farris.

SAC: Parra, M.

SF: Green, T.

Team RISP: 0-for-3.

Team LOB: 3.BASERUNNING

SB: Reed (1, 2nd base off Redding/Ellis, A).

PO: Green, T (2nd base by Redding).

FIELDING

E: McClendon (1, fielding).

Albuquerque IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Redding (W, 1-2) 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 9.33
Elbert (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Schlichting (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.71
Colon, R  1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.19
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 5.40
                 
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rivas, A (L, 3-2) 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 2 2.67
Saito  0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Parra, M  2.0 2 2 1 1 3 0 6.48
McClendon  0.1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 8 5 3 4 8 2 3.69
                 

Pitches-strikes: Redding 79-53, Elbert 8-6, Schlichting 18-10, Colon, R 16-10, Rivas, A 89-53, Saito 12-7, Parra, M 34-21, McClendon 20-9.

Groundouts-flyouts: Redding 7-2, Elbert 2-0, Schlichting 2-1, Colon, R 1-1, Rivas, A 7-6, Saito 0-0, Parra, M 2-1, McClendon 2-0.

Batters faced: Redding 21, Elbert 3, Schlichting 4, Colon, R 3, Rivas, A 23, Saito 2, Parra, M 9, McClendon 5.

Inherited runners-scored: McClendon 2-2.

Umpires: HP: Mark Ripperger. 1B: Michael Lusky. 2B: . 3B: Dan Oliver.

Weather: 68 degrees, clear.

Wind: 5 mph, R to L.

T: 2:31.

Att: 3,801.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

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