Nashville Out-hits 51s Again But Loses For Second Straight Night
Las Vegas, NV – The Nashville Sounds’ road woes continued with a 10-3 loss to the Las Vegas 51s on Tuesday evening at Cashman Field.
Las Vegas led the entire way in notching its fourth consecutive victory and handing the Sounds (16-28) their third defeat in the last four nights. Nashville fell to just 6-18 when playing away from Greer Stadium.
Eight of the nine 51s hitters drove in at least one run as Las Vegas plated 10 runs against the Sounds for the second time in two nights. Nashville out-hit the 51s for the second straight contest but left 12 men on base and went just 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position on the night.Las Vegas took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning against Sounds starter Wily Peralta. The 51s opened the frame with four consecutive singles, plating runs on a Moises Sierra knock and a pair of groundouts.
Second baseman Brooks Conrad continued his exceptional season for the Sounds with another solid evening, including putting the visitors on the board in the top of the third inning when he crushed an opposite-field, two-run double off 51s starter Jesse Chavez. The two-bagger plated Paul Phillips and Logan Schafer to pull Nashville back within a run at 3-2.
Conrad extended his team-best hitting streak to 12 games with his 3-for-5 evening and has also recorded an extra-base hit in each of his last six contests. His three RBIs in the game gave him 19 in 17 games played for Nashville.
The 51s extended their lead to 5-2 in the fifth with two more runs against Peralta, who struggled for the second straight outing.
Jonathan Diaz singled with one out, then moved up a pair of bases with Anthony Gose at the plate when first baseman Erick Almonte dropped Peralta’s pickoff attempt and Phillips was charged with a passed ball later in the at-bat. Gose followed with an RBI double to right to plate Diaz. After Gose advanced to third on a Peralta wild pitch, he raced home on a sacrifice fly off the bat of David Cooper.
Nashvile squandered a chance to put a dent into the deficit in the seventh, loading the bases with only one out but failing to push a run across the plate in the frame. After the Sounds filled the bags against 51s reliever Bill Murphy, skipper Marty Brown summoned Jim Hoey from the bullpen and the right-hander escaped the jam by popping up Erick Almonte and striking out Corey Patterson.
Lowe, who was charged with all five runs in the frame, created his own jam as the right-hander issued a pair of walks sandwiched around his own throwing error on a sacrifice bunt attempt. With the bags jammed and no outs, Adeiny Hechavarria hit grounder to deep short, where Eric Farris misfired to first for an error and a pair of runs scored on the play. After a Travis d’Arnard grounder resulted in a forceout at the plate for the inning’s first out and Cooper was intentionally walked to re-load the bases, Lind dumped a line-drive single to center to drive in Hechavarria and chase Lowe from the contest.
Jim Henderson took over on the hill for Nashville and promptly walked his first batter faced, Sierra, which forced in another 51s run to make it a 9-2 contest. Ricardo Nanita followed with a sacrifice fly to deep left that brought in the tenth Las Vegas run of the night.
The Sounds closed out the evening’s scoring in the top of the ninth when Caleb Gindl continued his big series against the 51s with a leadoff triple against Chad Beck then scored on a Conrad grounder which was booted by shortstop Mike McCoy. In two games against Las Vegas, Gindl is 5-for-6 and has drawn four walks.
Chavez (6-2) earned the win for Las Vegas after holding the Sounds to two runs in five innings of work.
Peralta (1-5) took a loss for the third straight start after giving up five runs on seven hits in six innings of action. The right-hander fell to 0-4 with a 7.14 ERA (23er/29.0ip) in five road starts this season.
Andy Gonzalez singled in the sixth inning to extend his longest hit streak of the year to seven games for the Sounds.
The teams continue the series with another 9:05pm CT contest on Wednesday. Right-hander Claudio Vargas (0-0, 9.00) makes his second start of the year for the Sounds. Las Vegas will counter with right-hander Robert Coello (2-1, 3.76).
Nashville Sounds (16-28) 3, Las Vegas 51s (24-21) 10
May 22nd, 2012
|Las Vegas 51s||0||3||0||0||2||0||5||0||x||10||9||1|
|Patterson, C, RF||5||0||0||0||0||3||8||.240|
|Gonzalez, A, 3B||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.313|
|Brown, J, DH||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.228|
2B: Conrad (5, Chavez).
3B: Gindl (2, Beck).
TB: Farris; Brown, J; Phillips 2; Conrad 4; Schafer; Almonte; Gonzalez, A; Gindl 5.
RBI: Conrad 3 (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson, C 4; Schafer 2.
GIDP: Gonzalez, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 12.FIELDING
E: Almonte (4, pickoff), Lowe (1, throw), Farris (1, throw).
PB: Phillips (2).
DP: 3 (Conrad-Farris-Almonte, Farris-Conrad-Almonte 2).
|Diaz, J, 3B||3||2||1||1||0||0||1||.333|
|Murphy, B, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Gose (7, Peralta).
TB: Diaz, J; Hechavarria; Nanita; Lind 2; Gose 3; d’Arnaud; Sierra.
RBI: Sierra 2 (21), McCoy (13), Diaz, J (1), Gose (23), Cooper (34), Hechavarria (29), Lind (2), Nanita (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gose; McCoy.
SAC: Diaz, J.
SF: Cooper; Nanita.
GIDP: Cooper, d’Arnaud, Sierra.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: McCoy (9, 2nd base off Peralta/Phillips).
|Peralta (L, 1-5)||6.0||7||5||5||3||3||0||5.63|
|Chavez (W, 6-2)||5.0||8||2||2||0||3||0||3.72|
|Murphy, B (H, 1)||1.1||2||0||0||1||2||0||6.94|
|Hoey (H, 2)||1.2||1||0||0||1||1||0||4.42|
WP: Peralta, Hoey 2.
IBB: Cooper (by Lowe).
HBP: Schafer (by Murphy, B).
Pitches-strikes: Peralta 84-46, Lowe 22-8, Henderson 24-15, Chavez 86-55, Murphy, B 39-23, Hoey 32-20, Beck 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peralta 8-3, Lowe 3-0, Henderson 1-2, Chavez 6-1, Murphy, B 1-1, Hoey 2-0, Beck 2-0.
Batters faced: Peralta 25, Lowe 7, Henderson 7, Chavez 22, Murphy, B 8, Hoey 7, Beck 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Henderson 3-2, Hoey 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Hertzog. 1B: Barry Larson. 3B: Kellen Levy.
Weather: 102 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.