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Sounds Win 3rd Straight In Iowa, 10-2

Nashville Continues Recent Hot Play But Loses Butler To Injury

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, Iowa – The Nashville Sounds recorded their third straight win over the division-rival Iowa Cubs, triumphing 10-2 on Wednesday evening at Principal Park.

The victory was the season-best fifth consecutive road win for Nashville (46-52), which has won seven of its last 10 contests overall.

Every Sounds position player contributed to the club’s 16-hit effort except Wil Nieves (0-for-4), paced by three-hit, two-RBI efforts from Jordan Brown and Caleb Gindl. Mat Gamel also logged three knocks on the night.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)
Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville’s 10 runs in the contest were scored by nine different players; Brown scored twice on the evening.

Iowa second baseman D.J. LeMahieu put the home team on the board in the first when he belted his first career Triple-A home run, a two-run shot to center off Sounds starter Josh Butler. Tyler Colvin, who preceded LeMahieu with a double, also scored on the blast.

The Sounds rallied to grab a 3-2 lead with a three-run outburst in the top of the third inning against Cubs starter Jay Jackson.

Brett Carroll and Taylor Green put together back-to-back, one-out singles to put runners on the corners for Gamel, who put Nashville on the board with an RBI double to center. After Nieves popped out, Gindl ripped a two-run single to right to give the visitors the lead.

Butler left the game early due to injury for Nashville. He was carted off the field during the bottom of the fourth inning after Iowa catcher Chris Robinson smacked a line-drive single off the pitcher’s lower right leg, which was immobilized on the field. It marked the second time this season that Butler departed a game early; he took a line drive off his head during an April 19th outing in New Orleans.

Nashville increased its advantage to 4-2 in the top of the fifth. Donovan Hand led off with a single to center, moved to second on Eric Farris’ PCL-leading 11th sacrifice bunt of the year, and scored when Brown laced an RBI single to left, which extended the outfielder’s hitting streak to nine games. He has driven in a run in six of his last seven contests.

The Sounds put the game on ice in the seventh, when they tacked on five more scores as the first seven batters of the frame all reached base against Cubs pitching. Nashville batted around in the inning to up its lead to 9-2.

Pinch-hitter extraordinaire Erick Almonte got the rally started when he plated Gindl (double) and Edwin Maysonet (bunt single) with a double to the wall in right-center that made it a 6-2 game and chased Jackson from the contest.

Justin Berg took over on the Iowa hill and was greeted by a Farris single before Brown doubled off the base of the wall in left-center to drive in Almonte for a 7-2 lead. The right-hander then issued consecutive walks to Carroll and Green, the second of which forced home Farris with Nashville’s fourth run of the inning – all with no outs recorded.

Brown scored the Sounds’ final run of the five-run seventh when he trotted home on Gamel’s bases-loaded double play grounder.

Nashville tacked on the game’s last run in the ninth when Brown scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off the bat of Nieves to make it 10-2.

Sounds relievers retired the final 12 Cubs batters in order to close out the victory.

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Mitch Stetter made his second rehab appearance for the Sounds by working a perfect bottom of the ninth, throwing 11 pitches in the frame.

Hand (2-4) picked up the win in relief of the injured Butler, working 2 1/3 scoreless frames for the Sounds.

Jackson (5-9) absorbed the loss for Iowa after surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over six-plus innings of work.

The Sounds will look to complete their second series sweep of the season when the teams wrap up the four-game set with a 7:05pm finale on Thursday. Left-hander Sam Narron (4-4, 3.79) will take the hill for the Sounds to face Iowa right-hander Casey Coleman (3-2, 4.07).

Box Score

Iowa Cubs (44-54) 2, Nashville Sounds (46-52) 10

July 20th, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville       0 0 0 3 1 0 5 0 1 10 16 0
Iowa       2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
 
Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Farris, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 .263
Brown, J, LF 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 .279
Carroll, RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 .281
Green, T, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 3 .313
Gamel, 1B 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .331
Nieves, C 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .195
Gindl, CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .290
Maysonet, SS 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 .273
Butler, Js, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091
  Hand, P 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .667
  a-Almonte, PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .295
  Herrera, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 10 16 9 3 6 19 .269
 
a-Doubled for Hand in the 7th.
 
BATTING

2B: Gamel (23, Jackson, J), Gindl (13, Jackson, J), Almonte (10, Jackson, J), Brown, J (14, Berg).

TB: Farris; Brown, J 4; Carroll 2; Green, T; Gamel 4; Gindl 4; Maysonet; Hand; Almonte 2.

RBI: Gamel (64), Gindl 2 (35), Brown, J 2 (27), Almonte 2 (22), Green, T (55), Nieves (6).

2-out RBI: Gindl 2.

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

SAC: Farris; Maysonet.

SF: Nieves.

GIDP: Nieves; Butler, Js; Gamel.

Team RISP: 7-for-14.

Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING

PO: Carroll (1st base by Jackson, J).

FIELDING

DP: 2 (Nieves-Maysonet, Maysonet-Farris-Gamel).

Iowa AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Montanez, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .328
Colvin, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .269
LeMahieu, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .338
LaHair, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .345
Snyder, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .317
Flaherty, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .231
Robinson, Ch, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .257
Mota, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .316
  Berg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Coello, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  a-Jackson, B, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Jackson, J, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273
  Gonzalez, M, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .328
Totals 33 2 8 2 2 5 11 .287
 
a-Flied out for Coello in the 9th.
 
BATTING

2B: Colvin (12, Butler, Js).

HR: LeMahieu (1, 1st inning off Butler, Js, 1 on, 1 out).

TB: Colvin 3; LeMahieu 5; Snyder 2; Robinson, Ch; Mota.

RBI: LeMahieu 2 (8).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jackson, J.

GIDP: Robinson, Ch.

Team RISP: 1-for-3.

Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING

CS: LeMahieu (2, 2nd base by Butler, Js/Nieves).

FIELDING

E: LeMahieu (1, fielding).

PB: Robinson, Ch (3).

DP: 3 (Flaherty-LeMahieu-LaHair, Robinson, Ch-Mota-LeMahieu, Gonzalez, M-LaHair).

Pickoffs: Jackson, J (Carroll at 1st base).

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Butler, Js  3.2 5 2 2 2 2 1 4.81
Hand (W, 2-4) 2.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.57
Herrera  2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
Stetter  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.80
Totals 9.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 4.43
                 
Iowa IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, J (L, 5-9) 6.0 10 7 7 1 3 0 6.18
Berg  1.0 2 2 2 2 1 0 2.45
Coello  2.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 5.87
Totals 9.0 16 10 10 3 6 0 6.05
 

Jackson, J pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Butler, Js 51-27, Hand 25-21, Herrera 16-13, Stetter 11-6, Jackson, J 90-62, Berg 22-10, Coello 38-28.

Groundouts-flyouts: Butler, Js 1-5, Hand 4-1, Herrera 4-0, Stetter 0-1, Jackson, J 8-1, Berg 1-0, Coello 2-2.

Batters faced: Butler, Js 16, Hand 10, Herrera 6, Stetter 3, Jackson, J 27, Berg 6, Coello 10.

Inherited runners-scored: Hand 1-0, Berg 1-1.

Umpires: HP: Jordan Baker. 1B: Matt Schaufert. 2B: . 3B: Eric Loveless.

Weather: 97 degrees, clear.

Wind: 13 mph, Out to CF.

T: 2:45.

Att: 5,285.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

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