Game Called in Sixth After 134 Minutes of Total Delay
Metairie, LA – Behind Matt Carson’s power hitting and baserunning, the Nashville Sounds defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-3 (6) at rain-soaked Zephyr Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The game’s original 11:00am start time was pushed back one hundred minutes due to rain. It was not the first time the tarp would come on the field.
After falling behind 1-0 after one, Matt Carson gave the Sounds a 3-1 advantage that scored Niuman Romero and Jason Pridie. In his next appearance, Carson stole second and went to third on a throwing error by Zephyrs catcher Brandon Bantz in the fourth inning. He then scored on a Luke Carlin sacrifice fly and the Sounds led 4-1.
Sean Nolin returned to the mound for Nashville after missing his last start with a left groin strain. The southpaw lasted just 3.2 innings, giving up two earned runs, two walks and three strikeouts. Angel Castro relieved Nolin and earned his second win of the season.
The Zephyrs went to the pen in the sixth after Misch let two batters reach. James Nygren came into the game, but was uncomfortable with the safety of the mound. Standing water had begun to collect on the mound and at shortstop and the Zephyrs’ grounds crew ran out to add fresh dirt.
After conferring with both managers, the umpire crew decided to continue the game. First batter, Craig Gentry hit a grounder to short, Miguel Rojas lost his footing and the ball rolled into the outfield. The Sounds added a run, but more importantly won the game as the umpire crew called for the tarp. After a brief delay, the game was called.
The Sounds and the rest of the members of the Pacific Coast League are off tomorrow. Nashville will start a series at Oklahoma City on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Nashville Sounds (29-31) 6, New Orleans Zephyrs (28-30) 3
|New Orleans Zephyrs||1||0||0||1||1||x||x||x||x||3||4||1|
Game called (rain) with 1 out in the top of the 6th and a 0-0 count on Joey Wendle.
|Romero, N, SS||2||1||0||0||1||0||2||.263|
|Carson, M, LF||2||3||1||3||0||0||1||.189|
|Castro, A, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Carlin (5, Misch), Matthes (19, Misch).
HR: Carson, M (3, 2nd inning off Misch, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Wendle; Pridie 2; Carson, M 4; Gentry; Carlin 2; Carrithers; Matthes 2.
RBI: Carson, M 3 (22), Carlin (10), Pridie (33), Gentry (3).
2-out RBI: Pridie.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wendle; Romero, N 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Freiman (1, 2nd base off Misch/Bantz), Carson, M (3, 2nd base off Misch/Bantz).
2B: Brignac (6, Nolin).
HR: Sizemore (2, 4th inning off Nolin, 0 on, 1 out), Galloway (2, 5th inning off Castro, A, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Galloway 4; Rojas; Brignac 2; Sizemore 4.
RBI: Gillespie (15), Sizemore (15), Galloway (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Bantz (3, throw).
PB: Bantz (1).
|Castro, A (W, 2-1)||1.1||1||1||1||0||1||1||3.12|
|Misch (L, 4-6)||5.1||7||6||5||3||1||1||3.88|
Game Scores: Nolin 48, Misch 30.
HBP: Carson, M (by Misch).
Pitches-strikes: Nolin 69-42, Castro, A 20-13, Misch 90-55, Nygren 3-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nolin 2-4, Castro, A 1-1, Misch 7-3, Nygren 0-0.
Batters faced: Nolin 16, Castro, A 5, Misch 27, Nygren 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Castro, A 1-0, Nygren 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Nick Mahrley. 1B: Nate White. 3B: Kolin Kline.
Weather: 74 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 4 mph, Varies.
T: 1:56 (2:14 delay).
Venue: Zephyr Field.
June 9th, 2015