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Nashville Sounds lose opener but take the nightcap in Doubleheader with Omaha Storm Chasers

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 11:38 pm In Sports | No Comments

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium, losing the opener, 8-0, and winning the nightcap, 10-3.

The doubleheader split was Nashville’s third of the season, as the club moved to 4-6 in doubleheader action.

Nashville batted around and exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 10-3 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in the nightcap of the doubleheader.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

The seven runs scored in the inning set a season-high for the Sounds while the 10-spot matched a season-high previously set on June 11th at Memphis.

Prior to the contest, the Sounds had only scored 18 total runs in the sixth inning all season.

Travis Ishikawa (left oblique strain) made his first rehabilitation appearance for Nashville and went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as the team’s designated hitter.

Shortstop Jeff Bianchi, and outfielders Jordan Brown and Jay Gibbons each added two hits.

Nashville starter Mark Rogers recorded a no-decision, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks in five innings of work for a no-decision. The 26-year-old also matched a season-high with six strikeouts with 101 pitches (56 strikes).

Reliever Mike McClendon (3-3) closed the door with two scoreless frames and the victory.

Jordan Brown led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a single and was replaced by pinch runner Corey Patterson. Reliever Jeremy Jeffress then threw 10 straight balls, including a wild pitch that allowed Patterson to score the go-ahead run from third. After another walk to load the bases, shortstop Hainley Statia knocked a weak grounder past the shortstop to score Sean Halton.

After a Logan Schafer sacrifice fly and Bianchi single, Ishikawa crushed a three-run double to right –center to clear the bases. The final run of the frame came from an RBI double from Patterson.

The two teams traded runs through the first five innings, beginning with Omaha in the top of the first. Kansas City Royals’ prospect Wil Myers worked a two-out walk and came home to score the game’s first run on the next play on a two-base fielding error on Brown.

The Sounds knotted the contest at 1-1 in the bottom of the second and only managed to score one run. With no outs and the bases loaded, catcher Jason Jaramillo grounded into a double play that scored Brown.

In the next inning, Myers uncorked his 11th homer of the season over the right field wall to give the Storm Chasers a 2-1 lead.

Nashville again tied the game at 2-2 in the home half of the third. Schafer blooped a double over the third baseman’s head and scored two batters later on an Andy Gonzalez sacrifice fly.

Gibbons gave the Sounds a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth with a towering homer onto Chestnut Street. The long ball was Gibbons’ third in his last five games.

Omaha came back to score a run in the top of the fifth to knot the game at 3-3. Irving Falu worked a four-pitch walk, stole second base, and came home to score the tying-run on a Clint Robinson RBI single.

Omaha starter Will Smith (1-4) took the loss after scattering eight hits for four runs in five plus innings.

In the opener, a trio of Omaha hurlers combined on a three-hitter as the division-leading Storm Chasers hung an 8-0 defeat on the Nashville Sounds in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.

Left-hander Everett Teaford (4-0) worked five scoreless frames to earn the victory for the Storm Chasers. He allowed three hits and retired the final nine batters he faced.

Francisley Bueno worked a perfect sixth before Brandon Sisk closed out the contest with 1-2-3 seventh.

The Omaha pitchers combined to retire the final 15 Nashville batters in succession.

The loss was the sixth shutout suffered by Nashville (26-43) this season. Jeff Bianchi, Andy Gonzalez, and Dayton Buller each singled to account for the Sounds’ lone hits in the game.

Right-hander Marco Estrada made his first rehab start for the Sounds as he recovers from a right quadriceps strain. He allowed one hit over three scoreless frames, walking four batters and striking out two. He threw 59 pitches (34 for strikes) and took a no-decision.

The visitors broke a scoreless deadlock in the fourth when Omaha third baseman Irving Falu belted a three-run home run off Sounds reliever Victor Garate (2-4) with two outs. David Lough (single) and Derrick Robinson (walk) both scored on the blast, Falu’s fifth roundtripper of the year.

The Storm Chasers wrapped up the contest’s scoring with a five-run seventh against Sounds right-hander Brian Baker.

After Wil Myers opened the frame with a walk, designated hitter Clint Robinson upped the visitors’ lead to 5-0 when he crushed a two-run homer to right, the slugger’s ninth longball of the season.

Omaha continued the rally by loading the bases on a pair of single followed by a fielding error by Sounds second baseman Eric Farris before Derrick Robinson plated the frame’s third run with an RBI single to left, which chased Baker from the contest.

Johnnie Lowe took over and walked each of the first two batters he faced to force in two more runs to bring the score to its final 8-0 standing.

Cesar Izturis (strained left hamstring) also made his first rehabilitation appearance for Nashville and went 0-for-3 with three groundouts as the team’s designated hitter.

The teams wrap up the series with a 2:05pm matinee finale on Sunday afternoon. It will be a battle of organizational top prospects as right-hander Wily Peralta (1-8, 6.34) mans the bump for the Sounds to face Omaha southpaw Mike Montgomery (3-2, 4.81).

Box Score – Game 1

Omaha Storm Chasers (44-25) 8, Nashville Sounds (26-43) 0
June 16th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha Storm Chasers 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 x x 8 10 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 3 2



Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Falu, 3B 4 1 1 4 1 1 2
Giavotella, 2B 3 0 2 1 2 0 2
Myers, CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 6
Robinson, C, DH 3 1 1 2 1 0 1
Perez, S, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
Abreu, T, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
Lough, RF 3 2 2 0 1 0 0
Seratelli, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 3
Robinson, D, LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 2
Teaford, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bueno, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sisk, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 8 10 8 8 5 18
BATTING
HR: Falu (5, 4th inning off Garate, 2 on, 2 out), Robinson, C (9, 7th inning off Baker, B, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Falu 4; Robinson, D 2; Seratelli; Robinson, C 4; Giavotella 2; Lough 2; Abreu, T.
RBI: Falu 4 (26), Robinson, C 2 (39), Robinson, D (17), Giavotella (26).
2-out RBI: Falu 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, D; Perez, S; Giavotella.
GIDP: Myers.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Giavotella (2, 2nd base off Estrada/Buller), Lough (16, 3rd base off Garate/Buller), Robinson, D (11, 2nd base off Garate/Buller).FIELDING
DP: (Abreu, T-Seratelli).
Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gindl, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Izturis, C, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Bianchi, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .275
Brown, J, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .281
Gonzalez, A, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .272
Gibbons, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .146
Farris, 2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .242
Patterson, C, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237
Buller, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .179
Estrada, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Garate, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Baker, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lowe, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 23 0 3 0 1 1 6 .252
BATTING
TB: Bianchi; Buller; Gonzalez, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bianchi.
GIDP: Gibbons.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Buller (1, throw), Farris (4, fielding).
DP: (Gonzalez, A-Brown, J).
Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Teaford (W, 4-0) 5.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1.33
Bueno, F (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Sisk 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.77
Totals 7.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 3.89
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Estrada 3.0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0.00
Garate (L, 2-4) 1.0 3 3 3 1 3 1 5.74
Baker, B 2.1 6 5 4 1 0 1 6.54
Lowe 0.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.56
Totals 7.0 10 8 7 8 5 2 4.72



WP: Garate.
Pitches-strikes: Teaford 58-38, Bueno, F 13-8, Sisk 20-13, Estrada 59-34, Garate 28-20, Baker, B 51-35, Lowe 12-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Teaford 7-3, Bueno, F 2-1, Sisk 1-2, Estrada 1-3, Garate 0-0, Baker, B 5-2, Lowe 1-0.
Batters faced: Teaford 18, Bueno, F 3, Sisk 3, Estrada 14, Garate 7, Baker, B 15, Lowe 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lowe 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Barry Larson. 1B: Kellen Levy. 3B: Brian Hertzog.
Weather: 87 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:14.

Box Score – Game 2

Omaha Storm Chasers (44-26) 3, Nashville Sounds (27-43) 10
June 16th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha Storm Chasers 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 x x 3 4 2
Nashville Sounds 0 1 1 1 0 7 x x x 10 12 1



Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Falu, 3B 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .347
Giavotella, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .326
Myers, CF 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 .310
Robinson, C, DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .319
Abreu, T, SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .311
Robinson, D, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .300
Ramirez, M, 1B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .295
Bourgeois, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .204
Clark, C, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .192
Smith, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jeffress, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hardy, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 25 3 4 2 5 7 14 .290
BATTING
HR: Myers (11, 3rd inning off Rogers, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Robinson, C 2; Myers 4; Ramirez, M.
RBI: Myers (31), Robinson, C (40).
2-out RBI: Robinson, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu, T; Falu.
GIDP: Clark, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Falu (10, 2nd base off Rogers/Jaramillo).

FIELDING
E: Smith, W (2, pickoff), Clark, C (3, throw).
DP: (Giavotella-Abreu, T-Ramirez, M).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schafer, CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .292
Bianchi, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .286
Ishikawa, DH 4 1 2 3 0 1 3 .500
Gonzalez, A, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .266
Brown, J, LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .289
1-Patterson, C, PR-LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .241
Halton, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .272
Gibbons, RF 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 .186
Jaramillo, C 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 .310
Statia, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .276
Rogers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
McClendon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 26 10 12 8 5 3 13 .255
1-Ran for Brown, J in the 6th.
BATTING
2B: Schafer (15, Smith, W), Ishikawa (1, Hardy), Patterson, C (12, Hardy).
HR: Gibbons (3, 4th inning off Smith, W, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ishikawa 3; Brown, J 2; Gibbons 5; Bianchi 2; Schafer 2; Jaramillo; Patterson, C 2; Statia.
RBI: Gonzalez, A (22), Gibbons (5), Statia (15), Schafer (21), Ishikawa 3 (3), Patterson, C (19).
2-out RBI: Patterson, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Statia; Schafer; Halton.
SF: Gonzalez, A; Schafer.
GIDP: Jaramillo.
Team RISP: 6-for-13.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson, C (6, 2nd base off Jeffress/Clark, C).

FIELDING
E: Brown, J (3, fielding).
DP: (Gonzalez, A-Statia-Halton).

 

 

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smith, W (L, 1-4) 5.0 8 4 4 2 2 1 4.65
Jeffress 0.1 2 5 5 3 0 0 5.50
Hardy 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.02
Totals 6.0 12 10 10 5 3 1 4.00
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rogers 5.0 4 3 2 4 6 1 5.68
McClendon (W, 3-3) 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.71
Totals 7.0 4 3 2 5 7 1 4.70



Smith, W pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Jeffress.
IBB: Gibbons (by Jeffress).
Pitches-strikes: Smith, W 76-54, Jeffress 24-10, Hardy 17-10, Rogers 101-56, McClendon 24-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smith, W 5-2, Jeffress 0-1, Hardy 1-0, Rogers 2-1, McClendon 5-0.
Batters faced: Smith, W 23, Jeffress 6, Hardy 4, Rogers 23, McClendon 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Jeffress 1-1, Hardy 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Kellen Levy. 1B: Brian Hertzog. 3B: Barry Larson.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:30.
Att: 8,818.


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