Nashville Sounds Baseball
Memphis, TN – Outfielder Caleb Gindl homered and drove in three runs as the Nashville Sounds topped the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds, 5-2, on Saturday night at AutoZone Park. Nashville (39-51) has won three of the first four games of the series.
Nashville starter Wily Peralta (5-8) allowed one unearned run on six hits while fanning six in 5 2/3 innings for the win. While also scoring and driving in a run while reaching base in both of his at-bats, the 23-year old exited early as a precaution after being struck in the leg with a comebacker. Peralta now has four victories in his last five starts (4-0, 1.82 ERA, 5er/24.2ip) from the hill.
Second baseman Eric Farris added three hits and scored a run. Outfielder Corey Patterson went hitless to snap a season-best seven-game hitting streak.
The game remained scoreless until Memphis starter and Cardinals top prospect Shelby Miller began the fourth inning by walking Peralta and Patterson. After Farris loaded the bases with his first hit, Gindl smoked a two-run double to right field. Third baseman Andy Gonzalez then brought home the third run with a fly ball single to left field.
The Redbirds got a run in fourth to snap Peralta’s scoreless streak of 16/3 innings over his last three starts, a season-best for Sounds starters this season. Lou Montanez singled, moved to second on a throwing error, and scored on a Zach Cox RBI base hit.
Peralta helped his own cause as Nashville added to its lead with another run in the top of the sixth. After shortstop Edwin Maysonet tripled, Peralta successfully got a bunt down to convert a safety squeeze while reaching first base.
Gindl led off the seventh frame with a solo homer to extend Nashville’s lead to 5-1. The long ball was his sixth of the year and second game in a row with a dinger.
Memphis added their other run in the ninth after Eugenio Velez tripled and scored on a infield groundout.
Donovan Hand tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to extend his shutout streak of 20.1 IP over his last 12 outings. Jesus Sanchez struck out two in an inning. Mike McClendon gave up one run on two hits in one frame.
Miller (4-8) lasted only 2 1/3 innings in the loss, giving up three runs on three hits with four walks.
The Sounds and Redbirds conclude their five-game series at 6:05pm CT on Sunday night at AutoZone Park. Nashville right-hander Mark Rogers (3-6, 5.66) will take the hill against Memphis righty Scott Gorgen (0-0, 6.43).
Nashville Sounds (39-51) 5, Memphis Redbirds (32-58) 2
July 7th, 2012
|Patterson, C, LF||4||1||0||0||1||2||3||.266|
|Gonzalez, A, 3B||4||0||1||1||1||1||2||.251|
|Brown, J, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.286|
|Sanchez, Je, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Grounded out for Hand in the 8th.|
2B: Gindl (15, Miller, S), Farris (9, Broderick).
3B: Maysonet (2, Broderick).
HR: Gindl (6, 7th inning off Broderick, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Farris 4; Maysonet 3; Peralta; Gonzalez, A; Gindl 6.
RBI: Gindl 3 (25), Gonzalez, A (31), Peralta (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buller; Brown, J; Farris.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
E: Peralta (1, pickoff).
DP: (Farris-Maysonet-Brown, J).
|Cox, Z, 3B||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.261|
|Miller, S, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b-Hunter, C, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|a-Struck out for Broderick in the 7th. b-Doubled for Gaub in the 9th.|
2B: Derba (3, Peralta), Hamilton (10, Sanchez, Je), Hunter, C (15, McClendon).
3B: Velez (3, McClendon).
TB: Velez 4; Hamilton 3; Derba 3; Hunter, C 2; Cox, Z; Montanez; Kozma.
RBI: Cox, Z (25), Kozma (38).
2-out RBI: Cox, Z.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chambers 2; Velez; Montanez; Kozma; Cox, Z.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
|Peralta (W, 5-8)||5.2||6||1||0||1||6||0||5.10|
|Hand (H, 3)||1.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||2.79|
|Miller, S (L, 4-8)||2.1||3||3||3||4||4||0||6.17|
Pitches-strikes: Peralta 82-54, Hand 22-18, Sanchez, Je 17-14, McClendon 18-11, Miller, S 68-36, Broderick 70-52, Reifer 9-6, Gaub 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peralta 6-2, Hand 1-1, Sanchez, Je 1-0, McClendon 2-0, Miller, S 1-2, Broderick 4-3, Reifer 2-1, Gaub 2-1.
Batters faced: Peralta 24, Hand 4, Sanchez, Je 4, McClendon 5, Miller, S 14, Broderick 19, Reifer 3, Gaub 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hand 2-0, Broderick 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brandon Misun. 1B: Chris Segal. 3B: Shaun Francis.
Weather: 96 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Varies.