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Suppan Tosses Two-Hit Shutout At Sounds

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Longtime Major Leaguer Jeff Suppan fired a complete-game, two-hit shutout to lead Omaha to a 7-0 victory over the Sounds on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a five-game series.

Suppan (6-4) tossed the sixth shutout in the Pacific Coast League this season with his 99-pitch effort. He retired the final 13 Nashville batters in succession to close out the virtuoso performance.

Eric Farris and Mat Gamel each doubled to account for the Sounds’ lone hits on the night.

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Omaha broke a scoreless deadlock in the top of the fourth inning. The visitors took a 1-0 lead on Lance Zawadzki’s two-out ground-rule double to left-center off Sounds starter Amaury Rivas that bounded over the outfield wall to plate Clint Robinson, who drew a one-out walk earlier in the frame.

The Storm Chasers padded their lead in the fifth with three more runs against Rivas, all scoring before a batter was retired. Cody Clark opened with a double and moved to third on a Paulo Orlando single before scoring on a David Lough single to center. Johnny Giovatella plated a pair of runs when he followed with a two-run double down the left field line to make it a 4-0 game.

Omaha tacked on two more runs in the eighth to up its advantage to 6-0. Robinson led off with a walk and moved to third on Kila Ka’aihue’s line drive double down the right field line, which chased Rivas from the contest. Right-hander Zack Segovia took over on the hill and was greeted by a first-pitch, two-run single to right-center by former Sound Lorenzo Cain.

The visitors closed out the evening’s scoring in the ninth when Robinson scored his third run of the night on Cain’s one-out RBI single against Segovia.

Rivas (5-7) took the loss for Nashville after allowing six runs on eight hits over seven-plus innings of work. He walked five batters and struck out two in his season-high 109-pitch effort.

The teams continue the series with a 5:35pm doubleheader on Wednesday that will make up an April 26th rainout. Both contests of the twinbill will be seven-inning affairs.

Left-hander Daniel Meadows (0-1, 6.75) will start Tuesday’s opener for the Sounds to face Omaha right-hander Luis Mendoza (4-3, 3.00). Right-hander Frankie De La Cruz (1-4, 4.18) will start the nightcap for Nashville and square off against Kansas City Royals right-hander Sean O’Sullivan, who will make the first appearance of a rehabilitation assignment for the Storm Chasers.

Box Score

Omaha Storm Chasers (39-33) 7, Nashville Sounds (31-40) 0

June 21st, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha       0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 7 13 0
Nashville       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
 
Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lough, LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .308
  1-Falu, PR-RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .304
Giavotella, 2B 5 0 1 2 0 0 1 .319
Robinson, Cl, 1B 3 3 1 0 2 1 1 .340
Ka’aihue, DH 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 .315
Cain, CF 4 0 2 3 1 0 3 .304
Zawadzki, SS 4 0 2 1 1 1 2 .264
Arias, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 .202
Clark, C, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .267
Orlando, RF-LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .247
  Suppan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 7 13 7 6 4 21 .292
 
 
1-Ran for Lough in the 5th.
 
BATTING

2B: Zawadzki (11, Rivas), Clark, C (4, Rivas), Giavotella (20, Rivas), Ka’aihue (7, Rivas).

TB: Lough; Falu; Giavotella 2; Robinson, Cl; Ka’aihue 4; Cain 2; Zawadzki 3; Clark, C 2; Orlando.

RBI: Zawadzki (28), Lough (33), Giavotella 2 (52), Cain 3 (38).

2-out RBI: Zawadzki.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Arias 3; Falu 2.

GIDP: Cain; Giavotella.

Team RISP: 6-for-14.

Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING

CS: Cain (3, 2nd base by Rivas/Rivera, Mi).

FIELDING

DP: (Zawadzki-Giavotella-Robinson, Cl).

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Boggs, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
  Brown, J, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .264
Green, T, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
Carroll, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
Almonte, DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .311
Gamel, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .314
Rivera, Mi, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .240
Gindl, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .260
Farris, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Maysonet, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265
  Rivas, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
  Segovia, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 28 0 2 0 2 3 5 .266
 
 
 
BATTING

2B: Gamel (21, Suppan), Farris (12, Suppan).

TB: Gamel 2; Farris 2.

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

GIDP: Gindl.

Team RISP: 0-for-3.

Team LOB: 3.FIELDING

DP: 2 (Green, T-Farris-Gamel, Farris-Maysonet-Gamel).

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Suppan (W, 6-4) 9.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 5.11
Totals 9.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 4.90
 
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rivas (L, 5-7) 7.0 8 6 6 5 2 0 4.27
Segovia  2.0 5 1 1 1 2 0 4.58
Totals 9.0 13 7 7 6 4 0 4.56
                 

Rivas pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Balk: Rivas.

Pitches-strikes: Suppan 99-59, Rivas 109-60, Segovia 34-22.

Groundouts-flyouts: Suppan 13-6, Rivas 11-3, Segovia 2-1.

Batters faced: Suppan 30, Rivas 31, Segovia 12.

Inherited runners-scored: Segovia 2-2.

Ejections: Nashville Sounds left fielder Brandon Boggs ejected by HP umpire Shaun Francis (1st).

Umpires: HP: Shaun Francis. 1B: Brett Robson. 2B: . 3B: Jason Millsap.

Weather: 76 degrees, overcast.

Wind: 2 mph, In from CF.

T: 2:29.

Att: 1,799.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media


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