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Nashville Sounds give up five in the fifth to Round Rock Express for 5-4 loss

 

Nashville Sounds Swept For First Time Since June of Last Season

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Behind a five run fifth inning, the Round Rock Express completed the sweep over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday at Dell Diamond, 5-4.

In the early stages of the game, it looked like the Sounds were going to run away with this one. Through four innings, the Sounds first two hitters Alden Carrithers and Joey Wendle were a combined 6-for-6 scoring all four Nashville runs. Wendle was on a historic pace, finding himself just a homerun away from the cycle. Jason Pridie (2 RBI) and Kent Matthes (RBI) were the beneficiaries of the frequent runners on base.

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Athletics veteran Jarrod Parker made his third rehab start since missing the 2014 season with Tommy John surgery.

The veteran right-hander was cruising through his first four innings in a Nashville uniform giving up just two hits and striking out four. Then, suddenly, the Sounds good fortunes turned.

Parker gave up a single and his only walk of the game to start the fifth. Trever Adams then cut the lead to 4-3 with his second homerun of the season. Parker would get the next batter, Guilder Rodriguez, to groundout before being pulled. Ryan Verdugo came out of the pen for the third time this season – he has also started twice – and recorded two K’s to get out of the inning. Unfortunately for Nashville, the K’s came after Tomas Telis took Verdugo deep, giving the Express a 5-4 lead.

Wendle had two chances at becoming the fourth Sounds hitter to ever hit for the cycle.  He struck out when he was unable to check his swing in the sixth. He then struck out again to begin the ninth. Express closer Jon Edwards would go on to strike out the side in order picking up his seventh save.

The loss marked the first time the Sounds have been swept since Las Vegas performed the feat at Cashman Field during a four-game set from June 17-20, 2014.

After going 1-6 on the road trip, the Sounds (9-14) will be happy to get back to First Tennessee Park to face the Iowa Cubs (10-13) on Monday. Arnold Leon (0-0, 7.56 ERA) will make his first start since being sent back to Nashville from Oakland. Eric Jokisch (0-0, 5.25 ERA) is expected to get the ball for Iowa.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.

Box Score

Round Rock Express (16-7) 5, Nashville Sounds (9-14) 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
Round Rock Express 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 x 5 7 1





Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Carrithers, 3B 5 3 3 0 0 0 3 .306
Wendle, 2B 5 1 3 1 0 2 1 .294
Matthes, RF 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .278
Pridie, CF 5 0 2 2 0 1 3 .266
Roberts, R, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .333
Hassan, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .254
Parrino, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .244
Aliotti, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
Carlin, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .107
Parker, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Verdugo, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Huntzinger, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 4 12 4 3 8 19 .272
BATTING
2B: Wendle (8, Jackson, L), Pridie (5, Jackson, L).
3B: Wendle (3, Jackson, L).
TB: Wendle 6; Pridie 3; Roberts, R 2; Aliotti; Carrithers 3; Matthes.
RBI: Pridie 2 (17), Wendle (17), Matthes (14).
2-out RBI: Wendle; Matthes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parrino 2; Matthes; Pridie; Carrithers.
GIDP: Hassan 2, Roberts, R.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.FIELDING
E: Parker (1, pickoff).

 

 

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Strausborger, CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .242
Telis, DH 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .345
Choice, LF 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .219
Hoying, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .270
Field, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300
Lucas, SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .329
Nicholas, C 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .138
Adams, T, 1B 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .224
Rodriguez, G, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Jackson, L, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Reyes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Scheppers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Patton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Edwards, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 5 7 5 3 10 6 .274
BATTING
2B: Choice (6, Parker).
HR: Adams, T (2, 5th inning off Parker, 2 on, 0 out), Telis (1, 5th inning off Verdugo, R, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lucas; Choice 2; Adams, T 4; Strausborger 2; Telis 5.
RBI: Adams, T 3 (8), Telis 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoying; Field; Choice.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
CS: Strausborger (1, 2nd base by Huntzinger/Carlin).FIELDING
E: Adams, T (3, fielding).
DP: 3 (Rodriguez, G-Field-Adams, T 2, Lucas-Field-Adams, T).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parker 4.1 4 3 3 1 4 1 6.23
Verdugo, R (L, 1-3) 2.0 2 2 2 1 3 1 4.24
Huntzinger 1.2 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.09
Totals 8.0 7 5 5 3 10 2 4.25

 

Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, L (W, 2-1) 5.0 11 4 4 1 2 0 5.64
Reyes (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.68
Scheppers (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Patton (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.96
Edwards, J (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.08
Totals 9.0 12 4 4 3 8 0 4.05

 

Game Scores: Parker 46, Jackson, L 30.
Pitches-strikes: Parker 75-51, Verdugo, R 36-25, Huntzinger 30-18, Jackson, L 93-56, Reyes 15-10, Scheppers 13-6, Patton 19-12, Edwards, J 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Parker 5-4, Verdugo, R 2-1, Huntzinger 0-0, Jackson, L 6-3, Reyes 0-2, Scheppers 1-1, Patton 1-1, Edwards, J 0-0.
Batters faced: Parker 18, Verdugo, R 9, Huntzinger 6, Jackson, L 25, Reyes 4, Scheppers 3, Patton 5, Edwards, J 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Huntzinger 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ryan Goodman. 1B: Roberto Ortiz. 3B: A.J. Johnson.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 8,816.
Venue: Dell Diamond.
May 3rd, 2015


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