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Nashville Sounds hold Round Rock Express scoreless for 4-0 win

 

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Nashville Pitchers Allow Just Three Hits; Hector Gomez and Jeremy Hermida Go Deep

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Powered by a dominant pitching performance from starter Michael Blazek, the first-place Nashville Sounds (47-42) downed the Round Rock Express (44-42) 4-0 at The Dell Diamond Friday night.

Blazek allowed just one hit in 5.1 innings while striking out six and not allowing a walk to pick up his first victory in 2014. Alfredo Figaro, Brent Leach and Donovan Hand followed out of the Nashville bullpen to clinch the victory, combining to allow just two hits and no walks over the remaining 3.2 innings. It marks the Sounds league-leading ninth shutout victory of the season.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

The Sounds opened the scoring in the top of the second when catcher Shawn Zarraga knocked in Sean Halton with a single. Nashville later broke the game open in the top of the fifth on a pair of home runs; a solo shot from Hector Gomez and a two-run blast from Jeremy Hermida.

The Sounds, winners of seven of their last eight games, will send RHP Mike Fiers (6-3 2.68 ERA) to go against Express RHP Luke Jackson (0-0, 6.00) on Saturday, July 5th at 7:00pm CT. Jeff Hem will have the call on 102.5 The Fan.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (47-42) 4, Round Rock Express (44-42) 0
July 4, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Round Rock Express 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

 


 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gomez, H, SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .249
Velez, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .314
Rogers, J, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .207
Hermida, DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .273
Halton, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .284
Zarraga, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .333
Gindl, RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .262
Statia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268
Mattison, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .190
Blazek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Figaro, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hand, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 4 8 4 3 9 7 .261
BATTING
2B: Halton (16, Ross Jr.), Rogers, J (2, Ross Jr.).
HR: Gomez, H (9, 5th inning off Ross Jr., 0 on, 1 out), Hermida (11, 5th inning off Ross Jr., 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hermida 4; Zarraga; Gomez, H 5; Rogers, J 2; Halton 3; Gindl.
RBI: Zarraga (2), Gomez, H (30), Hermida 2 (44).
2-out RBI: Hermida 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Statia 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
CS: Gomez, H (3, 2nd base by Ross Jr./Soto, G), Velez (10, 2nd base by Ross Jr./Soto, G).FIELDING
DP: (Statia-Gomez, H-Halton).

 

 

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sardinas, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .292
Beltre, E, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111
Petersen, DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .251
Arencibia, 1B-C 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .263
Soto, G, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nicholas, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .254
Hoying, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .260
Rua, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Smolinski, LF 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .269
Lillibridge, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .224
Ross Jr., P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
West, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Marks, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 0 3 0 0 11 5 .253
BATTING
TB: Smolinski; Sardinas; Hoying.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Smolinski.
GIDP: Beltre, E.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 2.FIELDING
DP: (Lillibridge-Nicholas).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blazek (W, 1-3) 5.1 1 0 0 0 6 0 4.44
Figaro 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.61
Leach 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.50
Hand, D 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.09
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 0 11 0 3.55

 

Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ross Jr. (L, 1-1) 4.2 7 4 4 3 5 2 5.73
West 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.70
Marks 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.03
Totals 9.0 8 4 4 3 9 2 4.72

 

 


WP: Leach, Ross Jr..
Pitches-strikes: Blazek 71-48, Figaro 21-15, Leach 21-16, Hand, D 9-8, Ross Jr. 86-53, West 18-13, Marks 27-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blazek 4-4, Figaro 0-1, Leach 1-0, Hand, D 2-1, Ross Jr. 2-3, West 0-2, Marks 3-1.
Batters faced: Blazek 16, Figaro 6, Leach 3, Hand, D 4, Ross Jr. 22, West 7, Marks 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Hand, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Roberto Ortiz. 1B: Scott Mahoney. 3B: Blake Davis.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 12,951.
Venue: Dell Diamond.
July 4, 2014


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