Nashville Sounds Baseball
Colorado Springs, CO – The first-place Nashville Sounds (60-52) picked up a win and a loss against the Colorado Spring Sky Sox on Thursday night at Security Service Field.
First up was the continuation of Wednesday’s suspended game, in which the Sounds offense never got going as the visitors lost 6-0 to the Sky Sox.
The game, which began on Wednesday as the first part of a doubleheader, picked up in the top of the third inning with the Sky Sox leading 2-0 courtesy of a two-run second inning against rehabbing Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson (0-1).
Henderson allowed Ryan Wheeler a solo home run and then left the bases loaded with two outs for reliever Jose De La Torre. Henderson tossed 21 pitches, 11 for strikes, in the losing effort and was charged with two runs after De La Torre chucked a wild pitch to score one of his inherited runners.
The rain proved too much for the field in the third inning, at which point the suspension was called. Play resumed at 6:00pm Thursday night with Johnnie Lowe making the start for Nashville.
Lowe allowed one run to Colorado Springs in his three innings of work as Rafael Ynoa slapped a single through the hole at second in the fourth inning.
In the sixth, reliever Brent Leach surrendered three runs to the Sky Sox. First baseman Kyle Parker drove an RBI single up the middle for the first run, which was followed by a run-scoring throwing error committed by Leach as he tried to start a double-play at second.
Infielder Angelys Nina hit into an RBI groundout to score Parker from third base for the Sky Sox final run of the contest.
Nashville finished with six hits, led by Caleb Gindl, who went 2-for-3. Irving Falu, Jason Rogers, Matt Pagnozzi and Hector Gomez also recorded base knocks.
Following the suspended game was the Sounds regularly-scheduled Thursday night game with the Sky Sox, where the team fought back from two late deficits before finally holding on for a 5-4 win.
Trailing 4-3 in the final inning of the seven-frame contest, the Sounds got a rally started when a pitch hit catcher Shawn Zarraga to lead off the frame. Pinch runner Lucas May then advanced on a sacrifice bunt and groundout before Sean Halton came up with a two-out double to tie the game. Nashville then took the lead when catcher Dustin Garneau threw away a Pete Orr dribbler that allowed Halton to score.
Dustin Molleken came in and allowed a two-run triple to Jason Pridie, with both runs charged to Hand to snap his string of 10 consecutive innings without allowing a run. Despite allowing a pair of runs on three hits, Hand’s ERA since joining the rotation is 2.07 (3er/13ip) in three starts.
Colorado Springs tacked on another run shortly after, when Molleken threw a wild pitch to allow Pridie to score.
Nashville responded with another two-out rally in the top of the sixth that was sparked by a Eugenio Velez single. After taking two bases on a wild pitch by reliever Christian Friedrich, Velez scored on a triple by Jason Rogers. Matt Clark then tied the game with a home run to right field, his fourth of the season.
The Sky Sox took the lead off of Molleken again in the bottom of the sixth, when Drew Garcia came through with a one-out RBI single that scored Garneau to give Colorado Springs a 4-3 advantage.
Once the Sounds took the lead in the top of the seventh, Rob Wooten secured the important victory with a scoreless bottom half to pick up his seventh save of the season.
The Sounds and Sky Sox will play a doubleheader on tap Friday, with Nashville RHP Taylor Jungmann (5-5, 5.13) squaring off against RHP Jair Jurrjens (0-2, 3.46) in Game 1, which is scheduled for 5:30pm CT. Following in Game 2 will be Sounds RHP Kyle Heckathorn (3-2, 6.18) against RHP Leuris Gomez (1-1, 5.52). Jeff Hem will have the call, with 102.5 The GAME joining in progress at 5:55pm.
Box Score – Game 1
July 30, 2014
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||0||2||0||1||0||3||x||6||10||0|
|Rogers, J, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.273|
|Clark, M, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.266|
|Gomez, H, SS||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.263|
|De La Torre, J, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Hand, D, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Grounded out for De La Torre, J in the 3rd. b-Grounded out for Leach in the 7th.|
TB: Pagnozzi; Gomez, H; Falu; Rogers, J; Gindl 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Halton 2; Orr 2.
GIDP: Gindl, Rogers, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Lowe (1, throw), Leach (3, throw).
|Parker, K, 1B||4||1||2||1||0||0||4||.296|
|Wheeler, R, 3B||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.243|
|Wheeler, T, LF||2||1||1||0||1||0||2||.230|
|Gomez, L, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|1-Ran for Tomko in the 2nd.|
2B: Ynoa (23, Heckathorn).
HR: Wheeler, R (4, 2nd inning off Henderson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Williams; Pridie; Wheeler, T; Wheeler, R 4; Adames; Parker, K 2; Ynoa 4.
RBI: Wheeler, R (20), Ynoa (18), Parker, K (53), McBride (17), Nina (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McBride 3; Parker, K 2; Lyles.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ynoa-Nina-Parker, K, Nina-Parker, K).
|Henderson (L, 0-1)||0.2||2||2||2||1||1||1||6.75|
|De La Torre, J||0.1||0||0||0||1||0||0||2.84|
|Lyles (W, 1-0)||4.2||3||0||0||2||4||0||0.00|
Gomez, L pitched to 1 batter in the 3rd.
WP: De La Torre, J, Leach.
HBP: Tomko (by Henderson).
Pitches-strikes: Heckathorn 11-7, Henderson 21-11, De La Torre, J 8-2, Lowe 52-30, Leach 22-16, Tomko 22-16, Houston 6-3, Gomez, L 2-2, Lyles 66-39.
Groundouts-flyouts: Heckathorn 2-1, Henderson 0-1, De La Torre, J 1-0, Lowe 3-2, Leach 3-0, Tomko 4-0, Houston 1-0, Gomez, L 0-0, Lyles 7-0.
Batters faced: Heckathorn 4, Henderson 6, De La Torre, J 2, Lowe 15, Leach 7, Tomko 8, Houston 1, Gomez, L 1, Lyles 17.
Inherited runners-scored: De La Torre, J 3-1, Lyles 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brandon Henson. 1B: Kolin Kline. 3B: Nick Mahrley.
Weather: 59 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:23 (1:07 delay).
Venue: Security Service Field.
July 30, 2014
Box Score – Game 2
July 31, 2014
|Colorado Springs Springs||0||0||0||0||3||1||0||4||6||1|
|Rogers, J, 3B||3||1||1||1||0||1||1||.275|
|Clark, M, 1B||3||1||2||2||0||0||0||.280|
|Gomez, H, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.262|
|Hand, D, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Grounded out for Molleken in the 7th.
1-Ran for Zarraga in the 7th.
2B: Halton (21, Martin, C).
3B: Rogers, J (2, Friedrich).
HR: Clark, M (4, 6th inning off Friedrich, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez 2; Clark, M 5; Orr 2; Rogers, J 3; Halton 2.
RBI: Rogers, J (17), Clark, M 2 (13), Halton (50).
2-out RBI: Rogers, J; Clark, M 2; Halton.
SAC: Gomez, H.
GIDP: Velez, Rogers, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 2.BASERUNNING
CS: Orr (3, 2nd base by Houston/Garneau).FIELDING
DP: (Rogers, J-Orr-Clark, M).
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AB||R||H||RBI||BB||SO||LOB||AVG|
|Parker, K, RF||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.293|
|Garcia, A, 2B||3||1||2||1||0||0||1||.250|
|Martin, C, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Grounded into a double play for Friedrich in the 6th.|
3B: Pridie (4, Molleken).
TB: Paulsen; Garcia, A 2; Pridie 3; Ynoa 2.
RBI: Pridie 2 (43), Garcia, A (35).
2-out RBI: Pridie 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paulsen; McBride.
SAC: Friedrich; Adames.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.FIELDING
E: Garneau (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Parker, K (Orr at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Paulsen-Ynoa-Houston, Ynoa-Paulsen).
|Molleken (W, 3-2)||1.1||3||2||2||2||0||0||4.63|
|Wooten (S, 7)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||6.30|
|Martin, C (BS, 1)(L, 1-2)||1.0||1||2||1||0||0||0||4.79|
WP: Molleken, Friedrich.
HBP: Zarraga (by Martin, C).
Pitches-strikes: Hand, D 73-49, Molleken 30-19, Wooten 7-5, Houston 62-37, Friedrich 32-22, Martin, C 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hand, D 6-3, Molleken 2-0, Wooten 1-1, Houston 3-2, Friedrich 4-0, Martin, C 3-0.
Batters faced: Hand, D 19, Molleken 8, Wooten 3, Houston 14, Friedrich 9, Martin, C 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Molleken 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Kolin Kline. 1B: Nick Mahrley. 3B: Brandon Henson.
Weather: 63 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
Venue: Security Service Field.
July 31, 2014