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Sounds Blow Late Lead, Lose 5-3 In Round Rock

 

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Round Rock Express scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to top the Nashville Sounds, 5-3, on Friday night at The Dell Diamond in the second game of a four-game set.

Sounds starting pitcher Sam Narron pitched seven scoreless frames before getting into trouble in the eighth inning, as Round Rock batted around and scored all five runs.

Esteban German reached on a fielding error to begin the rally and moved to second on a Joey Butler single. Matt Kata then cleared the bases with a double down the left field line to bring the Express within one run at 3-2. Narron got Kevin Cash to pop out and was removed from the contest for reliever Sean Green, who issued a walk to Julio Borbon. Round Rock went ahead at 5-3 as Omar Quintanilla tripled home Kata and Borbon, followed by a Mike Napoli RBI double.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

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It was Green’s first blown save of the season as the reliever moved to 0-3 with the loss.

The Sounds have lost 12 or their last 14 games at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock since the beginning of the 2010 season, including the last six consecutive contests. Eighteen of the Sounds’ last 21 games have been decided by three runs or less.

The Sounds put their first run on the board in the top of the fourth inning. Catcher Mike Rivera worked a two-out walk and moved to third as outfielder Caleb Gindl lined a base hit to center field. First baseman Jordan Brown then singled to right field to plate Rivera.

Outfielder Brett Carroll belted a two-out solo homer to right field to give Nashville a 2-0 advantage. It was the second consecutive night that Carroll went yard, and third occurrence this season that the outfielder has hit a homer in consecutive games.

Carroll extended the Sounds lead to 3-0 in the top of the seventh. In his Sounds debut, third baseman Andy Gonzalez singled to lead off the frame, moved to second on a Brandon Boggs sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on a groundout, and scored as Carroll singled to right.

Narron took a no-decision on the night, surrendering three runs (two earned) on five hits with three strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings pitched. After giving up two hits in third inning, the 2011 PCL All-Star retired a stretch of 11 consecutive hitters.

Round Rock starter Derek Hankins allowed two hits over 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Mark Hamburger (2-3) took the win with a shutout inning. Pedro Strop converted his fourth save.

The Sounds and Express will continue their series with the third game of a four-game set at 6:05pm CT on Saturday evening. Nashville right-hander Amaury Rivas will take the mound (6-7, 4.18) against Round Rock righty Eric Hurley (1-0, 3.77).

Box Score

Round Rock Express (47-34) 5, Nashville Sounds (37-44) 3

July 1st, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville       0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 1
Round Rock       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 x 5 7 0
 
Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Boggs, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Farris, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .270
Carroll, CF 5 1 3 2 0 1 3 .302
Almonte, DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250
Green, T, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .309
Rivera, Mi, C 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 .259
Gindl, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .265
Brown, J, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .253
Gonzalez, A, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .500
  Narron, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 3 10 3 3 6 18 .269
 
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING

HR: Carroll (13, 5th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 2 out).

TB: Farris; Carroll 6; Green, T; Rivera, Mi; Gindl; Brown, J; Gonzalez, A 2.

RBI: Brown, J (18), Carroll 2 (44).

2-out RBI: Brown, J; Carroll 2.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, A; Almonte.

SAC: Boggs.

Team RISP: 2-for-6.

Team LOB: 10.FIELDING

E: Gonzalez, A (1, fielding).

DP: 3 (Farris, Farris-Brown, J, Gonzalez, A-Green, T-Brown, J).

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .252
Quintanilla, SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .291
Napoli, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .200
Davis, C, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .367
Tracy, C, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .257
German, 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .301
Butler, Jy, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .328
Kata, 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .262
Cash, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .198
  Hankins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Delcarmen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Phillips, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hamburger, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Strop, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 5 7 5 3 4 10 .287
 
 
 
BATTING

2B: Davis, C (8, Narron), Kata (11, Narron), Napoli (1, Green, S).

3B: Quintanilla (4, Green, S).

TB: Quintanilla 3; Napoli 2; Davis, C 3; Tracy, C; Butler, Jy; Kata 2.

RBI: Kata 2 (24), Quintanilla 2 (19), Napoli (2).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tracy, C.

GIDP: Borbon; Tracy, C.

Team RISP: 4-for-10.

Team LOB: 3.

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Narron  7.1 5 3 2 2 3 0 3.60
Green, S (BS, 1)(L, 0-3) 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.08
Totals 8.0 7 5 4 3 4 0 4.39
 
Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hankins  3.1 2 0 0 1 2 0 6.03
Delcarmen  1.2 3 2 2 1 2 1 5.15
Phillips  2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 4.68
Hamburger (W, 2-3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.81
Strop (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.07
Totals 9.0 10 3 3 3 6 1 4.75
                 

Pitches-strikes: Narron 94-60, Green, S 23-11, Hankins 51-28, Delcarmen 36-21, Phillips 31-22, Hamburger 10-7, Strop 20-12.

Groundouts-flyouts: Narron 10-4, Green, S 0-0, Hankins 3-4, Delcarmen 1-1, Phillips 4-1, Hamburger 0-2, Strop 1-1.

Batters faced: Narron 27, Green, S 5, Hankins 13, Delcarmen 9, Phillips 9, Hamburger 4, Strop 5.

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

Umpires: HP: Mike Jarboe. 1B: Tyler Funneman. 2B: . 3B: Tripp Gibson.

Weather: 95 degrees, cloudy.

Wind: 18 mph, Out to LF.

T: 2:40.

Att: 8,240.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media


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