Nashville Sounds Baseball
Nashville, TN – The cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds defeated the Sounds for the second straight evening, recording a 5-4, 10-inning victory over Nashville in front of 7,888 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.
The loss was Nashville’s second in a row following the club’s season-best five-game winning streak.
In the top of the tenth, Steven Hill got things started when he drew a one-out walk from Sounds reliever Juan Perez (4-2). Brock Peterson followed with a potential double-play grounder to shortstop but Edwin Maysonet airmailed Taylor Green at second base to allow runners on the corners with just one out.
After Eugenio Velez drew a walk to load the bases, Lou Montanez lifted a 3-1 Perez offering to left-center for a go-ahead sacrifice fly that plated Hill in unearned fashion.
Victor Marte closed out the game by retiring the Sounds in order in the bottom of the tenth to earn his third save of the season.
The contest was Nashville’s league-leading 17th extra-inning game of the season (6-11).
Nashville outfielders Khris Davis and Caleb Gindl each departed the contest early after suffering unspecified injuries. Davis was removed after grounding into a double play to conclude the third inning while Gindl was replaced on the basepaths following a single in the bottom of the sixth.
The Sounds got off to a quick start against Memphis right-hander Brandon Dickson, recording four straight hits to open the first inning en route to a 3-0 lead.
Logan Schafer led off the Nashville first with a single to center and moved to second on a Corey Patterson bunt single before both runners scored on Davis’ two-run double down the right field line to give the Sounds a 2-0 advantage. Davis later scored the frame’s third run on a Humberto Quintero double-play grounder.
Memphis cut the Sounds’ lead to 3-1 in the second when Velez singled with one out against Sounds starter Brian Baker, stole second, and raced home on Jose Garcia’s two-out double off the base of the left field wall.
Baker took a no-decision after he allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings. He recorded his first professional hit in his final at-bat of the season, a single in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Shortstop Edwin Maysonet knotted the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out solo homer to left off Dickson, his third roundtripper of the year.
Sounds infielder Taylor Green extended his longest hitting streak of the year to nine games with a first-inning single.
The teams continue the homestand with another 6:35pm meeting on Sunday evening. Right-hander Tyler Thornburg (2-2, 2.65) will man the bump for the Sounds and face Memphis right-hander Nick Greenwood (3-3, 4.58).
Memphis Redbirds (55-87) 5, Nashville Sounds (67-75) 4
September 1st, 2012
|Hunter, C, CF||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||.265|
|Young, M, LF||5||1||2||0||0||1||0||.421|
|Peterson, Br, 1B||4||1||1||2||1||1||1||.222|
|Garcia, Jo, 3B||5||0||1||1||0||2||4||.262|
|Marte, V, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Grounded out for Browning in the 9th.|
2B: Young, M (2, Baker, B), Garcia, Jo (2, Baker, B).
3B: Peterson, Br (1, Baker, B).
TB: Velez; Young, M 3; Hunter, C; Garcia, Jo 2; Peterson, Br 3; Montanez.
RBI: Garcia, Jo (3), Peterson, Br 2 (11), Montanez 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Garcia, Jo; Peterson, Br 2; Montanez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill; Dickson; Garcia, Jo 3; Montanez.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Velez 2 (35, 2nd base off Baker, B/Quintero, 3rd base off Baker, B/Quintero).FIELDING
PB: Hill (3).
DP: 4 (Jackson-Velez-Peterson, Br 3, Peterson, Br-Jackson).
|Patterson, C, RF||4||1||2||0||0||2||2||.254|
|Davis, Kh, LF||2||1||1||2||0||0||1||.310|
|Green, T, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.279|
|Brown, J, 1B-LF||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.307|
|Gonzalez, A, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.227|
|Baker, B, P||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||.038|
|Perez, J, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Grounded out for Perez, J in the 10th.
1-Ran for Gindl in the 6th.
2B: Davis, Kh (12, Dickson).
HR: Maysonet (3, 7th inning off Dickson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Baker, B; Maysonet 4; Brown, J 2; Schafer 2; Patterson, C 2; Davis, Kh 2; Gindl; Green, T.
RBI: Davis, Kh 2 (24), Maysonet (19).
2-out RBI: Maysonet.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson, C.
GIDP: Quintero, Davis, Kh, Green, T, Gonzalez, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Maysonet (5, throw).
|Cleto (W, 3-2)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||5.37|
|Marte, V (S, 3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.00|
|Perez, J (L, 4-2)||2.0||0||1||0||3||2||0||3.60|
Pitches-strikes: Dickson 83-61, Browning 10-9, Cleto 21-15, Marte, V 6-5, Baker, B 102-59, Kintzler 28-22, Perez, J 37-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dickson 7-1, Browning 0-1, Cleto 2-0, Marte, V 1-2, Baker, B 3-9, Kintzler 3-1, Perez, J 4-1.
Batters faced: Dickson 27, Browning 4, Cleto 3, Marte, V 3, Baker, B 25, Kintzler 9, Perez, J 10.
Umpires: HP: Brett Robson. 1B: Nick Bailey. 3B: Jimmy Volpi.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.