Nashville Sounds Baseball
Memphis, TN – Nashville Sounds catcher Jason Jaramillo homered and drove in three runs as the Sounds handed the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds a 5-4 defeat on Wednesday afternoon at AutoZone Park.
Nashville (26-41) took two out of three games from the division-rival Redbirds and netted its first winning series on the road this season. The one-run victory for the Sounds was also the club’s PCL-leading 15th of the season.Nashville survived a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as Jim Henderson converted his fourth save of the season. The Redbirds opened the inning with three straight singles to load the bases before Henderson walked in the first run of the inning. Lou Montanez then grounded into a double play to score the other run.
With the tying run on third base and two outs, Henderson got Jamie Romak to pop out to Jordan Brown to end the game.
Nashville starter Claudio Vargas (2-0) tossed his first quality start for the victory, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five in six innings.
Five players posted multiple-hit games and accounted for all 11 of Nashville’s hits on the afternoon. From the leadoff spot, outfielder Caleb Gindl led the charge with three hits, including a double and two runs scored. Outfielder Logan Schafer added two hits to extend his hitting streak to a season-best nine games.
Jaramillo (2-for-4) also had an RBI single with his two-run homer. Outfielder Corey Patterson and shortstop Hainley Statia both recorded two hits.
Schafer ripped an opposite-field RBI double in the top of the third inning to score Gindl and put the Sounds on the board at 1-0 lead.
Nashville went ahead at 2-0, thanks to three consecutive one-out singles, highlighted by an RBI base hit to center by Jaramillo.
Memphis evened the score at 2-2 in the home half of the fourth, beginning with a base hit by the rehabbing Skip Shumaker. Vargas would walk two more batters to load the bases before Pete Kozma knocked a two-out, two-run single to center.
Nashville went back ahead at 3-2 in the next frame. Gindl reached on his second hit of the contest, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by second baseman Eric Farris, and scored when Schafer lined a go-ahead RBI base hit to right.
The Sounds added two insurance runs in the sixth for a 5-2 advantage. After Patterson led off with a single to left, Jaramillo crushed a two-run homer to right for his first of the season.
Amaury Rivas and Victor Garate threw scoreless frames in relief.
Brandon Dickson (2-6) allowed five runs on 11 hits in six innings for the loss.
Nashville returns to Music City tomorrow to begin an eight-game homestand with the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA-Kansas City Royals) and Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA-Houston Astros). Beginning at 7:05pm CT on Thursday at Greer Stadium, Sounds right-hander Seth McClung (1-7, 5.01) takes the mound against Omaha southpaw Ryan Verdugo (4-1, 3.29) in the four-game series opener.
Nashville Sounds (26-41) 5, Memphis Redbirds (23-43) 4
June 13th, 2012
|Brown, J, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.286|
|Gonzalez, A, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.269|
|Patterson, C, LF||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||.238|
2B: Gindl (12, Dickson), Schafer (14, Dickson).
HR: Jaramillo (1, 6th inning off Dickson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Schafer 3; Jaramillo 5; Patterson, C 2; Gindl 4; Statia 2.
RBI: Schafer 2 (20), Jaramillo 3 (4).
2-out RBI: Schafer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown, J 2; Gonzalez, A.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
DP: (Bianchi-Farris-Brown, J).
|Hunter, C, LF-CF||3||0||1||0||1||1||0||.276|
|Cox, Z, 3B||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.209|
|a-Singled for Gaub in the 9th.|
TB: Derba; Hunter, C; Bates; Cox, Z; Romak; Jackson; Schumaker; Kozma 2.
RBI: Kozma 2 (30), Jackson (18).
2-out RBI: Kozma 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cox, Z 2; Kozma; Romak 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
CS: Kozma (3, 2nd base by Vargas/Jaramillo).
|Vargas (W, 2-0)||6.0||5||2||2||2||5||0||4.21|
|Rivas (H, 3)||1.0||1||0||0||1||0||0||4.91|
|Garate (H, 2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.04|
|Henderson (S, 4)||1.0||3||2||2||1||0||0||2.16|
|Dickson (L, 2-6)||6.0||11||5||5||0||1||1||3.55|
WP: Vargas 2.
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 104-65, Rivas 17-9, Garate 12-6, Henderson 23-14, Dickson 95-57, Greenwood 32-21, Gaub 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 4-6, Rivas 2-1, Garate 0-2, Henderson 1-0, Dickson 12-5, Greenwood 1-3, Gaub 1-1.
Batters faced: Vargas 24, Rivas 5, Garate 3, Henderson 6, Dickson 29, Greenwood 6, Gaub 3.
Umpires: HP: John Tumpane. 1B: Quinn Wolcott. 2B: Brian Sinclair. 3B: Cory Blaser.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.