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Round Rock Completes Sweep Of Sounds With 10-2 Win

 

Nashville Finishes 0-8 On Road Trip, Returns To Greer Tomorrow Night

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Round Rock Express completed a four-game sweep of the Nashville Sounds with a 10-2 victory on Monday afternoon at The Dell Diamond.

The loss was the eighth in a row for the Sounds (9-21), who went winless on their road trip. It marked the first time since Nashville joined the Pacific Coast League in 1998 that the Sounds have been swept in consecutive series.

The Express outscored the Sounds, 45-26, in the four-game sweep. Nashville left runners on base in seven of its innings, finishing 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position in the contest.

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Nashville jumped out to a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the top of the first inning against rehabbing Texas Rangers hurler Tommy Hunter. Caleb Gindl opened the contest with a single and later scored on Mat Gamel’s two-out RBI single. The run was unearned following a throwing error by second baseman Matt Kata earlier in the frame.

Round Rock responded immediately, taking a 3-1 lead against Amaury Rivas in the bottom of the first. Endy Chavez and Omar Quintanilla opened the frame with consecutive doubles off the right-hander to tie the game before former Sound Brad Nelson blasted a two-run homer to right to put the Express in front. It was his fifth roundtripper of the season.

The Express blew the game wide open in the fourth, sending 12 batters to the plate and netting seven more runs against a pair of Sounds hurlers to make it a 10-1 contest.

Quintanilla (3-for-5) opened the Round Rock fourth with a solo homer to right-center off Rivas, his first big fly of the year. Then, after Rivas walked each of the next three batters on 13 total pitches to load the bases, Doug Deeds belted a grand slam to right on the first pitch he saw from the right-hander, upping the lead to 8-1. The slam was Deeds’ fifth homer of the year.

Donovan Hand took over on the hill for Nashville and was greeted by three consecutive Round Rock singles, the third of which, by Quintanilla, drove in Kata with sixth run of the inning. Chad Tracy concluded the scoring outburst by plating Kevin Cash with a groundout.

Nashville wrapped up the day’s scoring in the ninth against Round Rock reliever Michael Kirkman. With the bases loaded and one out, Eric Farris ripped an RBI single to left to bring home George Kottaras to make it a 10-2 game. With the sacks still full, Kirkman induced a game-ending double play grounder from Jordan Brown, who went 0-for-5 to snap his 13-game hitting streak.

Hunter (1-0) held the Sounds to one unearned run on six hits over six innings of work in his first rehab start for Round Rock, striking out a pair of batters along the way.

Rivas (3-3) took the loss after giving up a Nashville season-high nine runs on nine hits while walking seven batters and striking out only two in his 3 1/3 innings of work.

The Sounds begin an eight-game homestand on Tuesday evening with the 7:05pm opener of a four-game series against the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA-Giants). Left-hander Sam Narron (0-0, 3.80) will man the bump for Nashville in the series opener to face Fresno southpaw Matt Yourkin (2-2, 5.40).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (9-21) 2, Round Rock Express (21-10) 10

May 9th, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville       1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
Round Rock       3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 x 10 12 2
 
Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gindl, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .286
Farris, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .245
Brown, J, LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 .263
Carroll, B, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .257
Gamel, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .314
Rivera, Mi, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .317
Kottaras, G, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .167
Green, T, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .235
Figueroa, L, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296
  Rivas, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
  Hand, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Segovia, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 2 10 2 1 4 24 .249
 
 
 
BATTING

2B: Green, T (6, Hunter, T), Rivera, Mi (4, Hunter, T).

TB: Gindl; Farris 2; Carroll, B; Gamel; Rivera, Mi 2; Kottaras, G; Green, T 3; Figueroa, L.

RBI: Gamel (18), Farris (8).

2-out RBI: Gamel.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, Mi; Gindl; Brown, J.

GIDP: Brown, J.

Team RISP: 3-for-12.

Team LOB: 10.

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chavez, En, CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .308
Quintanilla, SS 5 2 3 3 0 0 1 .462
Tracy, DH 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 .281
Nelson, LF 4 2 2 2 1 0 2 .275
Cruz, L, 3B 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 .244
Deeds, D, RF 5 1 1 4 0 0 2 .274
Teagarden, C 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 .417
Kata, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .237
Cash, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 2 4 .197
  Hunter, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Kirkman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 10 12 10 9 4 22 .289
 
 
 
 
BATTING

2B: Chavez, En (8, Rivas, A), Quintanilla (1, Rivas, A), Cruz, L (5, Rivas, A).

HR: Nelson (5, 1st inning off Rivas, A, 1 on, 1 out), Quintanilla (1, 4th inning off Rivas, A, 0 on, 0 out), Deeds, D (5, 4th inning off Rivas, A, 3 on, 0 out).

TB: Chavez, En 3; Quintanilla 7; Nelson 5; Cruz, L 2; Deeds, D 4; Kata 2; Cash.

RBI: Quintanilla 3 (4), Nelson 2 (14), Deeds, D 4 (16), Tracy (29).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kata; Cruz, L 2; Chavez, En; Nelson; Cash.

Team RISP: 6-for-16.

Team LOB: 11.FIELDING

E: Kata 2 (3, throw, missed catch).

DP: 2 (Cash-Teagarden-Cruz, L, Kata-Quintanilla-Cash).

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rivas, A (L, 3-3) 3.1 9 9 9 7 2 3 4.70
Hand  2.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.38
Segovia  2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.96
Totals 8.0 12 10 10 9 4 3 4.91
                 
Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (W, 1-0) 6.0 6 1 0 0 2 0 0.00
Kirkman (S, 1) 3.0 4 1 0 1 2 0 6.91
Totals 9.0 10 2 0 1 4 0 4.16
 

HBP: Carroll, B (by Hunter, T).

Pitches-strikes: Rivas, A 96-51, Hand 38-22, Segovia 41-23, Hunter, T 79-52, Kirkman 53-36.

Groundouts-flyouts: Rivas, A 5-2, Hand 2-4, Segovia 4-0, Hunter, T 10-5, Kirkman 3-4.

Batters faced: Rivas, A 26, Hand 11, Segovia 8, Hunter, T 25, Kirkman 14.

Inherited runners-scored: Hand 1-1.

Umpires: HP: Darren Budahn. 1B: Mark Buchanan. 2B: . 3B: Chris Segal.

Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.

Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.

T: 2:53.

Att: 9,172.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media


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