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Nashville Sounds Baseball
Caleb Gindl Homers, Moves Up On Nashville’s All-Time Hits List
Nashville, 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.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.
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”.
Omaha Storm Chasers (5-4) 5, Nashville Sounds (3-6) 4
April 11th, 2014
HBP: Orlando (by Burgos, H), Donald (by Burgos, H).
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