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Nashville Sounds get 5-3 victory of the Sacramento River Cats

Nashville Comes From Behind To Defeat PCL Frontrunners

Nashville SoundsWest Sacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds evened their series against PCL-leading Sacramento with a come-from-behind 5-3 victory on Monday evening at Raley Field.

Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, red-hot outfielder Khris Davis (2-for-3) delivered a two-out, two-run single to push the visitors into the lead and Jeff Bianchi belted a ninth-inning homer to provide the final two-run cushion.

The Nashville bullpen worked around several Sacramento baserunners in the final two innings, stranding the bases loaded in the eighth and leaving a pair of runners on in the ninth to keep the Cats at bay with a pair of scoreless frames to preserve the win.

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

Jordan Brown went 3-for-5 and missed the cycle by a triple to pace the Sounds’ offense. The veteran is batting .411 (23-for-56) over his past 16 contests.

Sacramento took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second when left fielder Shane Peterson delivered a two-out, two-run single off Sounds starter Brian Baker. Michael Taylor (walk) and Grant Green (double) each scored on the go-ahead knock.

The Sounds rallied to tie the game at 2-2 in the fourth against Sacramento starter Graham Godfrey. Brown led off the frame with his seventh home run of the year, a solo shot to right that halved the deficit. Following the longball, Nashville loaded the bases with one out on a Davis walk and singles by Taylor Green and Jason Jaramillo. Edwin Maysonet followed with a game-tying sacrifice fly to left.

The River Cats reclaimed the lead at 3-2 in the sixth on a Grant Green two-out RBI single that chased Baker from the contest before the Sounds responded in the next half-inning and grabbed their first lead of the night.

Bianchi drew a one-out walk from Sacramento reliever Jim Miller (0-3) and moved to third on a two-out Brown double before both baserunners scored on a two-out, two-run single off the bat of Davis, who has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 contests.

Sounds reliever Fautino De Los Santos, a member of the Sacramento club for most of the season before being acquired by the Brewers at the trade deadline, worked out of a bases-loaded jam unscathed in the bottom of the eighth to keep the one-run Nashville advantage intact.

After Juan Perez allowed a leadoff single to open the Sacramento eighth, De Los Santos gave up a single and a walk to fill the bags with none down. After popping up Daric Barton for the first out, the hard-throwing right-hander struck out Grant Green and Peterson in succession to escape the jam.

Bianchi provided the Sounds with an insurance run in the ninth when he extended his longest hit streak of the year to six games with a one-out solo homer to center off Justin Souza. The blast, the infielder’s second of the year, increased the Nashville cushion to 5-3.

Nashville had a chance to further increase the lead later in the frame after loading the bases against Souza with two outs but the right-hander popped up Sean Halton to end the inning.

Rob Wooten took over on the hill for the Sounds in the bottom of the ninth and allowed a double and a walk to bring the potential winning run to the plate before inducing a game-ending groundout from Jermaine Mitchell to nail down his second save.

Perez (3-0) picked up the win in relief for the Sounds after working 1 1/3 scoreless frames with three strikeouts.

The teams continue the series with another 9:05pm CT meeting on Tuesday. Right-hander Tyler Thornburg (1-0, 1.80) will toe the slab for the Sounds to face Sacramento right-hander Tyson Ross (4-2, 2.72).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (53-64) 5, Sacramento River Cats (71-46) 3
August 6th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 5 11 0
Sacramento River Cats 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 0



Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Patterson, C, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .256
Bianchi, SS 3 2 1 1 2 0 2 .316
Gindl, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .249
Brown, J, RF 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .309
Davis, Kh, DH 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 .355
Green, T, 3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 .265
Halton, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 7 .269
Jaramillo, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .198
Maysonet, 2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .216
Baker, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Perez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
De Los Santos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wooten, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 5 11 5 4 5 23 .257
BATTING
2B: Brown, J (18, Miller, Ji).
HR: Brown, J (7, 4th inning off Godfrey, 0 on, 0 out), Bianchi (2, 9th inning off Souza, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Brown, J 7; Bianchi 4; Halton; Jaramillo; Patterson, C; Davis, Kh 2; Green, T 2.
RBI: Brown, J (30), Maysonet (15), Davis, Kh 2 (8), Bianchi (16).
2-out RBI: Davis, Kh 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jaramillo 2; Patterson, C; Davis, Kh; Green, T; Halton 2.
SF: Maysonet.
GIDP: Gindl.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.BASERUNNING
SB: Bianchi (10, 2nd base off Simmons, Ja/Recker).

FIELDING
DP: (Maysonet-Bianchi-Halton).

 

 

Sacramento AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cowgill, CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 .250
Pennington, SS 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 .455
Donaldson, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .332
Ka’aihue, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .263
1-Mitchell, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257
Recker, C 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .271
Taylor, RF 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 .300
Barton, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .251
Green, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 2 3 .297
Peterson, LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 5 .403
Godfrey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Simmons, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Miller, Ji, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Souza, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 3 9 3 7 9 23 .280
1-Ran for Ka’aihue in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Pennington (1, Baker, B), Green (21, Baker, B), Cowgill (12, Wooten).
TB: Green 3; Ka’aihue; Peterson; Cowgill 3; Recker; Pennington 3.
RBI: Peterson 2 (15), Green (61).
2-out RBI: Peterson 2; Green.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ka’aihue; Recker 2; Peterson 4.
GIDP: Donaldson.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.BASERUNNING
CS: Peterson (1, 2nd base by Baker, B/Jaramillo).

FIELDING
PB: Recker (2).
DP: (Green-Pennington-Barton).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, B 5.2 6 3 3 5 4 0 5.03
Perez, J (W, 3-0) 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.22
De Los Santos (H, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6.81
Wooten (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.31
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 7 9 0 4.55

 

Sacramento IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Godfrey 4.0 5 2 2 1 2 1 3.23
Simmons, Ja 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Miller, Ji (BS, 1)(L, 0-3) 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.77
Souza 1.0 3 1 1 1 1 1 6.33
Totals 9.0 11 5 5 4 5 2 4.10



Perez, J pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Simmons, Ja.
HBP: Davis, Kh (by Godfrey), Maysonet (by Godfrey).
Pitches-strikes: Baker, B 88-50, Perez, J 23-13, De Los Santos 23-13, Wooten 27-16, Godfrey 69-44, Simmons, Ja 27-17, Miller, Ji 35-22, Souza 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Baker, B 5-6, Perez, J 1-0, De Los Santos 0-0, Wooten 2-0, Godfrey 3-4, Simmons, Ja 0-4, Miller, Ji 1-2, Souza 0-2.
Batters faced: Baker, B 26, Perez, J 5, De Los Santos 5, Wooten 5, Godfrey 19, Simmons, Ja 8, Miller, Ji 9, Souza 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, J 2-0, De Los Santos 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Sinclair. 1B: Quinn Wolcott. 3B: John Tumpane.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Varies.
T: 3:17.
Att: 8,506.

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