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Nashville Sounds defeat the Las Vegas 51s, 5-3

Conrad Extends Hit Streak To 13 Games With Another Homer For Nashville

Nashville SoundsLas Vegas, NV – Sean Halton and Brooks Conrad homered and Jordan Brown drove in a pair of runs to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-3 victory over the Las Vegas 51s on Wednesday evening at Cashman Field.

Six of Nashville’s seven hits in the game went for extra bases as the Sounds (17-28) snapped a two-game skid and brought an end to the 51s’ four-game winning streak.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)
Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Las Vegas took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Left fielder Danny Perales led off with a double to center off Sounds starter Claudio Vargas, was sacrificed to third by Chris Woodward, and scored the night’s first run on a Ruben Gotay sacrifice fly.

Halton evened the contest at 1-1 when he belted the first pitch of the fourth inning over the center field wall for his third home run of the season. The solo blast came against 51s starter Robert Coello.

The 51s pulled back in front in the fifth against Nashville reliever Donovan Hand. Adeiny Hechavarria singled with one out and moved to second when Adam Lind walked before giving the home team a 2-1 lead when he raced to the plate on Moises Sierra’s two-out double to right. Lind was thrown out at the plate on the play following a relay from Corey Patterson to Hainley Statia to catcher Martin Maldonado to keep it to a one-run deficit.

Nashville grabbed its first lead of the night in the top of the sixth with a two-out rally against 51s reliever Tim Redding, using three straight doubles to pulled ahead by a 3-2 margin.

After Halton grounded into a double play to erase Conrad, who had drawn a leadoff walk in the frame, Patterson worked a nine-pitch at-bat against Redding and fouled off three two-strike offerings before doubling to right to get things started. Brown followed with a game-tying two-bagger to left before scoring the go-ahead run on the very next pitch as Eric Farris also ripped an RBI double to left.

The Sounds extended the lead to 5-2 in the top of the eighth inning. Conrad extended his hitting streak to 13 games when he greeted new Las Vegas reliever Bobby Korecky with a homer, crushing the right-hander’s 1-0 offering over the left-center wall for his team-leading seventh roundtripper of the year. Conrad has homered in five of his last six contests and recorded an extra-base knock in seven straight games for Nashville.

Nashville tacked on a second run in the frame when Patterson tripled to center and scored on Jordan Brown’s one-out RBI single.

Lind got a run back for the 51s in the bottom of the frame as he greeted Sounds reliever Vinnie Chulk with his second longball in two nights against the Sounds, a solo shot to right that brought the score to its final 5-3 count.

Hand (1-0) picked up his first win of the year for Nashville with a solid relief effort behind Vargas. The right-hander allowed one run on three hits while fanning three batters in four innings of work, matching the longest outing by a Sounds reliever this season.

In his second start for the Sounds, Vargas worked three-plus innings, allowing one run on four hits while walking two batters and striking out three. He tossed 62 pitches in the outing.

Mike McClendon worked around a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth to close out the contest with a scoreless frame and earn his fourth save of the campaign.

Redding (0-4) was saddled with the loss for Las Vegas after allowing two runs in his lone frame of work and being charged with a blown save.

The teams conclude the series with a 9:05pm CT finale on Thursday night. Right-hander Mike Fiers (1-3, 4.13) will make the start for Nashville to face Las Vegas left-hander Aaron Laffey (2-5, 5.04).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (17-28) 5, Las Vegas 51s (24-22) 3
May 23rd, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 5 7 0
Las Vegas 51s 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 0



Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schafer, CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .260
Gindl, LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .193
Conrad, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 3 .397
Halton, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .264
Patterson, C, RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 .248
Brown, J, DH 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .250
Farris, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .253
Statia, SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 .272
Maldonado, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .207
Vargas, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Hand, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Chulk, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McClendon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 32 5 7 5 6 6 15 .251
BATTING
2B: Patterson, C (8, Redding), Brown, J (4, Redding), Farris (3, Redding).
3B: Patterson, C (3, Korecky).
HR: Halton (3, 4th inning off Coello, 0 on, 0 out), Conrad (7, 8th inning off Korecky, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Farris 2; Brown, J 3; Conrad 4; Halton 4; Patterson, C 5.
RBI: Halton (17), Brown, J 2 (8), Farris (8), Conrad (20).
2-out RBI: Brown, J; Farris.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Halton; Conrad; Statia 2.
GIDP: Farris, Halton.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Schafer (5, 2nd base off Coello/Hurtado), Farris (14, 2nd base off Korecky/Hurtado).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Patterson, C (Lind at home).

 

Las Vegas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gose, CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .263
Hechavarria, SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .321
Cooper, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .298
Lind, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 .462
Sierra, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .271
Perales, LF 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .365
Woodward, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Gotay, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .348
Hurtado, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333
a-Nanita, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319
Coello, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Redding, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gil, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Korecky, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 3 9 3 3 8 15 .302
a-Flied out for Hurtado in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Perales (9, Vargas), Hechavarria (13, Vargas), Sierra (7, Hand).
3B: Hechavarria (2, Hand).
HR: Lind (2, 8th inning off Chulk, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hechavarria 6; Lind 4; Gose; Hurtado; Sierra 2; Perales 3.
RBI: Gotay (14), Sierra (22), Lind (3).
2-out RBI: Sierra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sierra 2; Cooper.
SAC: Woodward.
SF: Gotay.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
DP: 2 (Gotay-Hechavarria-Cooper, Hechavarria-Gotay-Cooper).

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vargas 3.0 4 1 1 2 3 0 5.40
Hand (W, 1-0) 4.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 4.50
Chulk (H, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.65
McClendon (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.19
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 3 8 1 4.54

 

Las Vegas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Coello 5.0 1 1 1 5 6 1 3.45
Redding (BS, 1)(L, 0-4) 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 8.89
Gil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53
Korecky 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 3.67
Totals 9.0 7 5 5 6 6 2 4.74



Vargas pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

Pitches-strikes: Vargas 62-38, Hand 55-35, Chulk 15-8, McClendon 10-8, Coello 78-45, Redding 28-17, Gil 19-13, Korecky 30-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 1-4, Hand 2-4, Chulk 1-1, McClendon 0-2, Coello 3-3, Redding 2-0, Gil 1-2, Korecky 3-2.
Batters faced: Vargas 15, Hand 15, Chulk 4, McClendon 4, Coello 20, Redding 6, Gil 3, Korecky 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Hand 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Barry Larson. 1B: Doug Levy. 3B: Brian Hertzog.
Weather: 95 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 3:08.
Att: 3,038.

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