Nashville, TN – Right-hander Wily Peralta struck out eight in his Triple-A debut as the Nashville Sounds hung a 13-3 loss on the visiting Las Vegas 51s in the opener of a four-game series on Friday evening at Greer Stadium.
Peralta (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight batters in six innings for a quality start.
The Sounds have plated 10 or more runs in seven of their last 11 victories, including five of the last seven wins. The Sounds hit a total of four homers in the contest, while catcher Martin Maldonado went yard for the fourth time in his last seven games.Second baseman Eric Farris went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBIs, two runs scored, and a stolen base. Outfielder Jordan Brown also had three hits with a homer and three runs scored. First baseman Mat Gamel went 2-for-5 with two RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, the longest active streak on the club. Outfielder Logan Schafer also had a hit to move his hit streak to 10 games.
Peralta had some trouble in the first inning, as the 22-year-old walked leadoff hitter Ricardo Nanita and allowed a double to shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in his first Triple-A at-bat. Nanita came home for the first run on an infield groundout and Hechavarria scored as first baseman David Cooper hit a sacrifice fly to deep center for a 2-0 Vegas lead.
The Sounds quickly tied the contest at 2-2 in the next frame with back-to-back jacks by outfielders Logan Schafer and Brown. Schafer’s third homer of the season and first at home was laced down the right field line. Brown’s fifth home run was a line drive over the wall in right center. It was the sixth time this season that the Sounds have hit back-to-back homers.
The Sounds tacked on another run later in the frame to go ahead at 3-2 after both designated hitter Erick Almonte and Gamel singled. Almonte later scored on a Farris groundout.
Nashville moved to a 4-2 lead in the fourth. Farris knocked a base hit to right field, stole second base, moved to third on a Caleb Gindl single, and scored as shortstop Edwin Maysonet grounded into a double play.
Third baseman Taylor Green hammered a towering solo home run in the next inning over the wall in right field that made it 5-2. It was his 21st homer of the season.
Las Vegas their third and final run in the sixth on three consecutive singles, highlighted by a hard hit ground ball that deflected off of Peralta’s glove into right field.
Nashville pushed the lead to 11-3 as the club batted around and hit for the cycle as a team in the next inning. Farris doubled down the left line and scored the first run as Gindl hit a towering triple over the left fielder’s head off the base of the wall. After Maysonet walked, Maldonado belted a three-run homer just under the guitar-shaped scoreboard.
Brown completed the cycle with a broken-bat infield single, followed by walks to Green and Almonte. Gamel then added to his team-leading RBI mark with a two-run bloop single over the second baseman for his 86th RBI.
After loading the bases with two outs in the eighth inning, the Sounds added two additional runs in the eighth frame on a two-run single from Farris.
Donovan Hand worked a scoreless frame in relief. Daniel Meadows followed with two shutout frames to end the game.
Las Vegas starter Chad Beck (1-2) scattered 10 hits for nine runs in 5 1/3 innings for the loss.
The Sounds and 51s will continue their series at 6:35pm CT on Saturday night at Greer Stadium. Left-hander Sam Narron (5-5, 4.87) will toe the rubber against Las Vegas right-hander P.J. Walters (7-5, 4.89).
Las Vegas 51s (60-60) 3, Nashville Sounds (61-59) 13
August 12th, 2011
|Nix, J, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||4||.264|
|Abreu, W, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|BATTING2B: Hechavarria (1, Peralta), Jeroloman (9, Hand).
TB: Hechavarria 3; Snider 2; Cooper; Woodward; Mayorson; Jeroloman 2.
RBI: Snider (37), Cooper 2 (85).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loewen; Nanita; Jeroloman.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
CS: Snider (1, 2nd base by Peralta/Maldonado).
PO: Snider (1st base by Peralta).
E: Hechavarria (1, throw).
|Brown, J, LF||5||3||3||1||0||0||1||.315|
|Green, T, 3B||4||2||1||1||1||1||1||.333|
|BATTING2B: Farris (22, Beck).
3B: Gindl (4, Beck).
HR: Schafer (3, 1st inning off Beck, 0 on, 0 out), Brown, J (5, 1st inning off Beck, 0 on, 0 out), Green, T (21, 5th inning off Beck, 0 on, 2 out), Maldonado (4, 6th inning off Beck, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Schafer 4; Brown, J 6; Green, T 4; Almonte; Gamel 2; Farris 4; Gindl 4; Maldonado 4.
RBI: Schafer (18), Brown, J (39), Farris 3 (45), Green, T (79), Gindl (47), Maldonado 3 (14), Gamel 2 (86).
2-out RBI: Green, T; Gamel 2; Farris 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gindl 2; Farris; Gamel.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Farris (17, 2nd base off Beck/Jeroloman).
E: Maysonet (18, throw).
DP: (Green, T-Farris-Gamel).
Pickoffs: Peralta (Snider at 1st base).
|Beck (L, 1-2)||5.1||10||9||9||2||1||4||7.17|
|Peralta (W, 1-0)||6.0||6||3||3||1||8||0||4.50|
Pitches-strikes: Beck 104-64, Uviedo 22-8, Abreu, W 13-8, Ledezma 28-20, Peralta 99-61, Hand 22-14, Meadows 33-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beck 9-4, Uviedo 0-0, Abreu, W 1-0, Ledezma 2-0, Peralta 3-3, Hand 3-0, Meadows 2-1.
Batters faced: Beck 27, Uviedo 6, Abreu, W 3, Ledezma 7, Peralta 24, Hand 4, Meadows 8.
Umpires: HP: Mark Buchanan. 1B: Darren Budahn. 2B: . 3B: Chris Segal.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, L to R.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media