Nashville Sounds Baseball
Memphis, TN – Memphis starting pitcher Nick Additon struck out a career high 11 batters over seven scoreless innings as the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds shut out the Nashville Sounds, 2-0, on Tuesday Night at AutoZone Park in the second game of a three-game series.
Additon (3-6) allowed just four hits for the win and was followed by scoreless innings from Redbirds relievers Adam Reifer and Jess Todd.
Stranding five while going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position, Nashville (25-41) out-hit Memphis in the loss, but failed to produce a walk for the sixth time this season.
Outfielder Logan Schafer had two hits to extend his hitting streak to a season-high eight games. It was also his fifth multiple-hit contest in his last seven games.
Memphis scored their first run in the home half of the third inning against Sounds starter Wily Peralta (1-8). After a one-out single to Cedric Hunter, Peralta walked the next two batters to load the bases before balking home the first run of the game.
Nashville was held hitless until first baseman Sean Halton had an infield single in the top of the fifth to extend his hitting streak to a season-best nine games.
The Redbirds plated their other run in the bottom of the sixth after loading the bases again. Peralta would allow a double sandwiched between two walks before Pete Kozma hit an RBI single to right field. Mark Hamilton scored on the base hit, but Jamie Romak would be thrown out at home by Jay Gibbons.
In relief Peralta, right-hander Donovan Hand entered with the bases juices and induced an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play to escape the jam
Peralta dropped his career-high sixth consecutive decision after surrendering two runs on four hits while walking and striking out six. The 23-year-old threw 104 pitches (55 strikes), and his six walks matched a previous high set two starts ago on June 1st at Oklahoma City.
Hand tossed 1 2/3 shutout innings in relief while stranding two inherited runners. Robert Wooten worked around a walk for a scoreless frame to end the game.
The Sounds and cross-state rival Redbirds will play the finale of a three-game series at 11:05am on Wednesday morning at AutoZone Park. Nashville right-hander Claudio Vargas (1-0, 4.58) makes the start against Memphis righty Brandon Dickson (2-5, 3.14).
Memphis Redbirds (23-42) 2, Nashville Sounds (25-41) 0
June 12th, 2012
|Patterson, C, LF||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.232|
|Gonzalez, A, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.278|
|a-Brown, J, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.295|
|a-Grounded out for Hand in the 8th.|
2B: Patterson, C (11, Additon).
TB: Farris; Schafer 2; Halton; Patterson, C 2; Gonzalez, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bianchi; Patterson, C; Gonzalez, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Farris (18, 2nd base off Reifer/Anderson), Schafer (9, 2nd base off Todd/Anderson).
|Hunter, C, CF||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||.275|
|a-Cox, Z, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.208|
|a-Grounded out for Additon in the 7th.
1-Ran for Hamilton in the 8th.
2B: Velez (16, Peralta), Romak (9, Peralta).
TB: Velez 2; Hunter, C; Romak 2; Jackson; Kozma.
RBI: Kozma (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Romak 3.
GIDP: Bates, Romak.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.FIELDING
|Peralta (L, 1-8)||5.1||4||2||2||6||6||0||6.34|
|Additon (W, 3-6)||7.0||4||0||0||0||11||0||4.84|
|Reifer (H, 3)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4.45|
|Todd (S, 1)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||5.40|
Pitches-strikes: Peralta 104-55, Hand 24-16, Wooten 13-6, Additon 98-64, Reifer 18-11, Todd 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peralta 4-2, Hand 3-1, Wooten 1-0, Additon 6-2, Reifer 1-1, Todd 1-0.
Batters faced: Peralta 25, Hand 5, Wooten 3, Additon 24, Reifer 4, Todd 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hand 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Cory Blaser. 1B: John Tumpane. 2B: Quinn Wolcott. 3B: Brian Sinclair.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.