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Nashville Sounds lose at home 5-4 to Omaha Storm Chasers

 

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Caleb Gindl Homers, Moves Up On Nashville’s All-Time Hits List

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Despite scoring four late runs, the Nashville Sounds took a loss in their home opener Friday night at Herschel Greer Stadium, falling 5-4 to the reigning PCL Champion Omaha Storm Chasers.

Outfielder Caleb Gindl, two-for-three, pulled the Sounds to within one run in the eighth inning with a towering home run that landed atop the visitor’s clubhouse beyond the right-centerfield wall, but the dinger marked the Sounds final run.

Nashville Sounds drop season home opener to Omaha 5-4 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds drop season home opener to Omaha 5-4 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Gindl’s homer is his first of the season and came off Omaha’s right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton.

Gindl recorded a single in the first inning to give him sole possession of 7th place on the Sounds’ all-time hits list with 357 knocks, passing Mike Robertson. His homer in the eighth upped his total to 358.

Early on, Omaha jumped out to a 3-0 lead, scoring one run in the second inning and two in the third off of Sounds starting pitcher Hiram Burgos (0-2).

The Chasers’ first run came on a pair of doubles; the second on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice ground out; and the third via Paulo Orlando’s single into left field.

Burgos finished with the loss, his second, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander fanned five Storm Chasers before reliever Kyle Heckathorn stepped in to close out the fifth.

Heckathorn offered Omaha two walks and an infield single to start out the sixth inning, before shortstop Christian Colon lifted a two-run double into left field to give Omaha the five-run advantage.

Omaha starting pitcher Sugar Ray Marimon (1-0) limited the Sounds to two hits though five scoreless innings to pick up the win in his Triple-A debut.

Following Marimon’s exit, the Sounds worked three runs off of reliever Aaron Brooks in the home half of the sixth inning, making it a two-run contest.

The Sounds loaded the bases on two hits and a walk, which set the table for a patient Hunter Morris, who drew a walk from Brooks for the Sounds’ first run of the game.

Infielder Taylor Green followed with a two-run single into left field to score Caleb Gindl and Sean Halton.

Sounds reliever Dustin Molleken pitched a scoreless pair of innings, while Donovan Hand and Michael Blazek each followed with a spotless frame.

Houston Greer – the grandson of the stadium’s namesake Herschel Greer – threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game to help the Sounds usher in their 37th and final season on Chestnut St.

The Sounds play the second game of a four-game series against the reigning PCL Champion Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA-Royals) Saturday at 6:35pm.

Nashville sends RHP Ariel Pena (0-0, 1.80) to the hill opposite the Chasers RHP Brett Tomko (1-0, 1.50). Sounds broadcaster Jeff Hem has the call on 94.9-FM “GAME 2”.

Box Score

Omaha Storm Chasers (5-4) 5, Nashville Sounds (3-6) 4
April 11th, 2014
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha Storm Chasers 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 9 1
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 7 1

 

Omaha AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Eibner, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333
Colon, C, SS 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 .222
Paredes, 2B-LF 5 1 1 0 0 3 2 .355
Peguero, C, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .200
Fletcher, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 .385
Bocock, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
Fields, M, 1B 3 0 1 1 2 1 3 .457
Orlando, RF 4 0 2 1 0 2 3 .467
Pena, F, C 4 1 0 0 1 1 7 .238
Donald, 3B-2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .214
Marimon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Brooks, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Patton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 5 9 5 6 10 26 .327
BATTING
2B: Peguero, C (1, Burgos, H), Fletcher (2, Burgos, H), Colon, C (3, Heckathorn).
TB: Fletcher 3; Peguero, C 2; Eibner; Paredes; Colon, C 2; Fields, M; Orlando 2.
RBI: Fletcher (5), Fields, M (5), Orlando (4), Colon, C 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Orlando.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eibner 2; Pena, F 3; Orlando; Fletcher 2; Donald.
Team RISP: 4-for-18.
Team LOB: 12.BASERUNNING
SB: Fields, M (1, 2nd base off Molleken/Pagnozzi), Orlando (3, 2nd base off Blazek/Pagnozzi).FIELDING
E: Donald (1, throw).

 


 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Mattison, CF 5 0 1 0 0 3 1 .050
Velez, RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .462
Gindl, LF 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 .200
Halton, DH 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 .217
Morris, H, 1B 3 0 0 1 1 2 3 .265
Gomez, H, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .214
Green, T, 3B 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 .250
1-Herrera, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Falu, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .150
Pagnozzi, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
a-Orr, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Burgos, H, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Heckathorn, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Molleken, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hand, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blazek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 4 7 4 6 6 17 .225
a-Grounded out for Pagnozzi in the 9th.
1-Ran for Green, T in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Halton (1, Marimon).
HR: Gindl (1, 8th inning off Patton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Velez; Mattison; Halton 3; Green, T; Gindl 5.
RBI: Morris, H (2), Green, T 2 (3), Gindl (2).
2-out RBI: Green, T 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morris, H 2; Falu 3; Halton.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (5, 2nd base off Patton/Pena, F).
CS: Velez (2, 2nd base by Patton/Pena, F).FIELDING
E: Gindl (1, throw).
PB: Pagnozzi (1).

 

 

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marimon (W, 1-0) 5.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Brooks 1.0 3 3 3 2 0 0 27.00
Patton (S, 2) 3.0 2 1 1 3 4 1 1.42
Totals 9.0 7 4 4 6 6 1 3.97

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burgos, H (L, 0-2) 4.2 5 3 3 3 5 0 6.00
Heckathorn 0.1 2 2 2 2 1 0 22.50
Molleken 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.70
Hand, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Blazek 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.91
Totals 9.0 9 5 5 6 10 0 3.86

 


Heckathorn pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Orlando (by Burgos, H), Donald (by Burgos, H).
Pitches-strikes: Marimon 74-47, Brooks 33-19, Patton 58-33, Burgos, H 88-48, Heckathorn 20-7, Molleken 23-13, Hand, D 11-9, Blazek 20-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Marimon 8-3, Brooks 2-0, Patton 3-2, Burgos, H 3-4, Heckathorn 0-0, Molleken 3-1, Hand, D 2-0, Blazek 0-1.
Batters faced: Marimon 18, Brooks 8, Patton 14, Burgos, H 24, Heckathorn 5, Molleken 7, Hand, D 3, Blazek 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Heckathorn 2-0, Molleken 2-0.
Ejections: Omaha Storm Chasers Manager Brian Poldberg ejected by HP umpire Chris Segal (6th)
Umpires: HP: Chris Segal. 1B: Jordan Ferrell. 2B: Brian Reilly. 3B: Alex Ortiz.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:27.
Att: 5,508.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
April 11, 2014


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