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Sounds Split Doubleheader with Omaha On Wednesday

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers on Wednesday night at Greer Stadium. Nashville dropped the first game, 4-1, and won the nightcap, 5-4.

The doubleheader split was Nashville’s (32-41) fourth of the season, which moved to 4-4 in twinbill play. The win was just Nashville’s second of the season against the first place Storm Chasers.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

The Sounds jumped on the board and put two runs up in the bottom of the first in the nightcap. Leadoff hitter Eric Farris singled to start the rally, moved to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a Brett Carroll single, and scored as Erick Almonte hammed a base hit to center. Mat Gamel then knocked the second run with a base hit to right field.

Nashville moved it to 4-0 in the next frame. Taylor Green crushed his 11th homer over the wall in right field to lead off the inning. Zelous Wheeler scored the second runoff the inning on a wild pitch, who previously reached on a double.

Omaha scored two unearned runs in the top of the fifth to trail 4-2. Paulo Orlando doubled off the wall in center to leadoff and scored on a fielding error by Erick Almonte. Later in the frame with two outs, Johnny Giavotella singled home Falu for the club’s second run.

The Storm Chasers came within one run at 4-3 in the top of the sixth. Kila Ka’aihue hit a leadoff double to left field, advanced to third on a deep flyout, and scored on a Joaquin Arias sacrifice fly.

Gamel put the Sounds back up by two runs at 5-3 when the slugger hammered a solo shot off former Brewers prospect Jeremy Jeffress. Gamel’s 15th homer also produced his 50th RBI, both team highs.

Omaha scored a late run in the top of the seventh to pull within one run at 5-4, but Sean Green closed the door and picked up his fourth save.

Frankie De La Cruz continued his dominance from the mound. Following seven scoreless innings in his last start in Memphis, De La Cruz moved his scoreless innings streak to a team-best 11 straight frames before allowing two unearned runs in the top of the fifth.  The 27-year-old earned his team-leading eighth quality start while surrendering four runs (two earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

In his first rehab appearance for the Royals, Omaha starter Sean O’Sullivan (0-1) allowed four runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings.

The teams continue the series with a 7:05pm meeting on Thursday night. Right-hander Josh Butler (4-4, 5.89) will make the start for the Sounds to face Omaha right-hander Vin Mazzaro (3-0, 4.06).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (32-41) 5, Omaha Storm Chasers (40-34) 4

June 22nd, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha       0 0 0 0 2 1 1 x x 4 8 2
Nashville       2 2 0 0 0 1 x x x 5 8 2
 
Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292
Giavotella, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .317
Robinson, Cl, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .345
Ka’aihue, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .315
Cain, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .305
Arias, 3B 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .198
Orlando, LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .250
Falu, RF 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 .302
Eigsti, C 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  a-Zawadzki, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .274
  O’Sullivan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Tejeda, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jeffress, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 4 8 3 1 3 15 .292
 
a-Singled for Eigsti in the 7th.
 
BATTING

2B: Orlando (10, De La Cruz), Ka’aihue (8, De La Cruz).

TB: Aviles; Giavotella; Robinson, Cl; Ka’aihue 2; Cain; Orlando 3; Zawadzki.

RBI: Giavotella (53), Arias (9), Robinson, Cl (53).

2-out RBI: Giavotella; Robinson, Cl.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Falu 2; Ka’aihue.

SF: Arias.

Team RISP: 2-for-8.

Team LOB: 6.FIELDING

E: Falu (8, fielding), Robinson, Cl (3, fielding).

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

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Farris, SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .262
Brown, J, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .267
Carroll, CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .292
Almonte, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 .300
Gamel, DH 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .318
Rivera, Mi, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .232
Gindl, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .262
Green, T, 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .309
Wheeler, 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .293
  De La Cruz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 24 5 8 4 0 4 6 .267
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING

2B: Wheeler (3, O’Sullivan).

HR: Green, T (11, 2nd inning off O’Sullivan, 0 on, 0 out), Gamel (15, 6th inning off Jeffress, 0 on, 1 out).

TB: Farris; Brown, J; Carroll; Almonte; Gamel 5; Green, T 4; Wheeler 2.

RBI: Almonte (14), Gamel 2 (50), Green, T (38).

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

SAC: Farris.

GIDP: Carroll.

Team RISP: 3-for-5.

Team LOB: 2.FIELDING

E: Farris (9, throw), Almonte (1, fielding).

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
O’Sullivan (L, 0-1) 2.1 6 4 4 0 2 1 15.43
Tejeda  1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.59
Jeffress  2.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.23
Totals 6.0 8 5 5 0 4 2 4.88
                 
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
De La Cruz (W, 2-4) 6.1 7 4 2 1 2 0 4.08
Green, S (S, 4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Totals 7.0 8 4 2 1 3 0 4.55
 

WP: O’Sullivan 2.

Pitches-strikes: O’Sullivan 49-33, Tejeda 14-10, Jeffress 23-14, De La Cruz 92-56, Green, S 13-7.

Groundouts-flyouts: O’Sullivan 4-1, Tejeda 1-3, Jeffress 4-0, De La Cruz 12-6, Green, S 1-0.

Batters faced: O’Sullivan 13, Tejeda 5, Jeffress 7, De La Cruz 28, Green, S 3.

Inherited runners-scored: Green, S 2-1.

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

Weather: 73 degrees, overcast.

Wind: 3 mph, R to L.

T: 2:00.

Att: 2,201.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media


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