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Nashville, TN – After an exciting 11-run outburst the day before, the Nashville Sounds were unable to keep pace with the Omaha Storm Chasers Sunday’s afternoon at Greer Stadium, falling by the final score of 8-3.
Sounds pitchers surrendered a season-high 15 hits to the Chasers, capped off by a three-run eighth inning.Reliever Chris Jakubauskas was touched for four hits to give two runs to Omaha, before Rob Wooten entered in relief. Wooten, with inherited runners on the corners, allowed a single to right field to his first batter, Johnny Giavotella, for the Storm Chasers final run, charged to Jakubauskas.
Omaha first plated a pair of runs in the second inning with three hits off of Sounds starter Tyler Thornburg (0-2). Brett Hayes connected for a double off the right-field wall, and scored on Irving Falu’s single through the gap at second. The second run came on David Lough’s RBI-single, scoring Chad Tracy, who reached base on balls.
Thornburg picked up a quick two outs in the third, one coming from one of his third and final strikeout of the day, but a two-out walk prolonged the inning and was followed by a Brett Hayes RBI-single. Omaha scored again when Chad Tracy hit a double past a diving Caleb Gindl to bring in Hayes.
Thornburg finished after five innings of work, surrendering five runs on nine hits, two walks and one home run to Lough in the fourth inning. He was charged with the loss, his second. The winning pitcher for Omaha was starter Chris Dwyer (3-1), who limited Nashville to one run on five hits over 6.2 innings.
The Sounds finally broke through offensively in the seventh, finding a run on three hits in the inning. Caleb Gindl’s two-out double to dead center scored Sean Halton from second. Gindl scored another run in the ninth on a single to center, turning a corner after entering the game 1-for-his-last-25 at-bats.
Catcher Anderson De La Rosa also put up two hits for the Sounds, the first a single to centerfield in the seventh inning that extended his hit streak to seven games. The stretch matches the longest by a Sound this season; previously by Scooter Gennett and Stephen Parker. His double in the ninth scored the Sounds final run.
The Sounds will look to retake the series lead Monday night at Greer Stadium in the third game of a four-game set against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Starting for Nashville will be LHP Zach Kroenke (0-1, 10.29) against TBA. Fans attending the 7:05pm game can enjoy one dollar hot dogs at the concessions.
Omaha Storm Chasers (10-7) 8, Nashville Sounds (5-10) 3
April 21st, 2013
1-Ran for Tracy in the 8th.
2B: Hayes (2, Thornburg), Tracy (2, Thornburg), Lough (1, Jakubauskas).
HR: Lough (1, 4th inning off Thornburg, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Falu; Giavotella 3; Lough 7; Hayes 4; Colon, C 2; Orlando; Tracy 3.
RBI: Falu (4), Lough 3 (7), Hayes (10), Tracy (1), Colon, C (7), Giavotella (7).
2-out RBI: Lough; Hayes; Tracy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Colon, C; Falu; Giavotella; Seratelli.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Seratelli (3, 2nd base off Thornburg/De La Rosa, A).
2B: Gindl (4, Dwyer), De La Rosa, A (1, Wheeler, D).
TB: De La Rosa, A 3; Halton 2; Davis, B; Gennett 3; Gindl 3.
RBI: Gindl 2 (6), De La Rosa, A (2).
2-out RBI: Gindl 2; De La Rosa, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Halton; Morris, H; Davis, B 3.
GIDP: Morris, H, Gindl, Bianchi.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
CS: Gennett (1, 2nd base by Dwyer/Hayes).
WP: Wheeler, D.
Pitches-strikes: Dwyer 86-53, Coleman 15-9, Wheeler, D 19-11, Thornburg 90-61, Jakubauskas 49-27, Wooten 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dwyer 4-7, Coleman 2-0, Wheeler, D 0-3, Thornburg 8-1, Jakubauskas 4-2, Wooten 2-2.
Batters faced: Dwyer 25, Coleman 5, Wheeler, D 6, Thornburg 25, Jakubauskas 13, Wooten 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Coleman 1-0, Wooten 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Nick Bailey. 1B: Angel Campos. 3B: Greg Stanzak.
Weather: 65 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
TopicsAnderson De La Rosa, Baseball, Brett Hayes, Caleb Gindl, Chad Tracy, Chris Dwyer, Chris Jakubauskas, Greer Stadium, Irving Falu, Johnny Giavotella, Nashville Sounds, Nashville Sounds Baseball, Nashville TN, Omaha Storm Chasers, Pacific Coast League, PCL, Rob Wooten, Scooter Gennett, Sean Halton, Sounds, Stephen Parker, Tyler Thornburg, Zach Kroenke
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