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Late Rally By Redbirds Gives Sounds 4-1 Loss On Saturday

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – A four-run seventh inning propelled the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park.

With the loss, Nashville (70-72) has dropped three games in a row and eight of its last 12 contests.

Nashville was held to seven hits overall and went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Right fielder Brandon Boggs doubled twice while shortstop Eric Farris added two hits and a stolen base.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Memphis starting pitcher Adam Ottavino (7-8) gave up just one run on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in seven innings of work for the win. Victor Marte converted his PCL-leading 31st save to end the contest.

Nashville starter Amaury Rivas closed out his 2011 season by tossing five shutout frames in a no-decision. The right-hander allowed just two hits while walking and striking out five. He also had two sacrifice bunts while driving in the Sounds’ lone run.

Nashville scored its only run in the top of the fifth inning. Ottavino opened in the inning with a walk to right fielder Boggs, who moved to third on a hit-and-run with Patrick Arlis singling to right. Boggs would then score on a sacrifice bunt by Rivas. 

The Redbirds took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh thanks to two Farris throwing errors at shortstop. Reliever Tim Dillard issued a one-out walk to Freddie Bynum and allowed a single to the rehabbing Nick Punto to start the rally. Nick Stavinoha then hit an infield grounder to Farris, who committed his first error of the frame that allowed Bynum to score. Later in the inning with the bases loaded and two outs, Matt Carpenter hit an inning-ending grounder to shortstop, but Farris tossed wide of the bag again that let Punto score another unearned run. Next batter Andrew Brown concluded the scoring with a two-run single to left field.

Dillard (4-2) was charged for four runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks in two innings in relief. Justin James pitched a perfect inning in his first game since re-joining the club from Double-A Huntsville.

The Sounds and Redbirds continue their series at 6:05pm CT on Sunday night at AutoZone Park. Nashville will send right-hander Josh Butler (9-7, 5.11) to the mound for his final start of the season.

Box Score

Memphis Redbirds (76-65) 4, Nashville Sounds (70-72) 1

September 3rd, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville       0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
Memphis       0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 x 4 5 1
 
Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Farris, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .271
Brown, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .317
Lopez, F, 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333
Almonte, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .297
Gamel, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .313
Gindl, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308
Boggs, RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .234
Arlis, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .333
Rivas, P 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .111
  Dillard, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
  James, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 1 7 1 3 2 15 .282
 
 
 
 
BATTING

2B: Boggs 2 (17, Ottavino, Marte).

TB: Farris 2; Lopez, F; Almonte; Boggs 4; Arlis.

RBI: Rivas (6).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gindl; Brown, J; Dillard; Arlis.

SAC: Rivas 2.

GIDP: Almonte; Brown, J; Gamel.

Team RISP: 2-for-12.

Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING

SB: Farris (20, 2nd base off Ottavino/Anderson).

FIELDING

E: Almonte (6, fielding), Farris 2 (17, throw, throw).

DP: (Farris-Lopez, F-Almonte).

Memphis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chambers, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
Punto, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
  Augenstein, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stavinoha, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .270
Hamilton, 1B 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 .343
Carpenter, M, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .300
Brown, A, LF 3 0 1 2 1 1 2 .287
Anderson, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .284
Kozma, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .217
Ottavino, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
  a-Bynum, PH-2B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .256
Totals 30 4 5 2 7 7 16 .272
 
a-Walked for Ottavino in the 7th.
 
BATTING

2B: Hamilton (25, Rivas).

TB: Punto; Stavinoha; Hamilton 2; Brown, A; Kozma.

RBI: Brown, A 2 (73).

2-out RBI: Brown, A 2.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carpenter, M 2; Kozma; Stavinoha; Anderson 3.

GIDP: Brown, A.

Team RISP: 2-for-10.

Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING

SB: Stavinoha (5, 2nd base off Rivas/Arlis).

FIELDING

E: Punto (1, throw).

DP: 3 (Kozma-Hamilton, Punto-Kozma-Hamilton, Kozma-Punto-Hamilton).

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rivas  5.0 2 0 0 5 5 0 4.72
Dillard (BS, 3)(L, 4-2) 2.0 3 4 1 2 2 0 3.68
James  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.54
Totals 8.0 5 4 1 7 7 0 4.29
                 
Memphis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ottavino (W, 7-8) 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 4.85
Augenstein (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.15
Marte (S, 31) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.44
Totals 9.0 7 1 1 3 2 0 4.09
                 

Rivas pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Balk: Rivas.

HBP: Lopez, F (by Ottavino).

Pitches-strikes: Rivas 97-49, Dillard 38-23, James 10-7, Ottavino 84-52, Augenstein 17-10, Marte 16-9.

Groundouts-flyouts: Rivas 7-2, Dillard 2-2, James 1-1, Ottavino 13-2, Augenstein 1-2, Marte 2-0.

Batters faced: Rivas 23, Dillard 11, James 3, Ottavino 27, Augenstein 4, Marte 4.

Inherited runners-scored: Dillard 2-0.

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

Weather: 93 degrees, cloudy.

Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.

T: 2:44.

Att: 12,024.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media


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