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Nashville Sounds beat New Orleans Zephyrs 6-3 in rain shortened game

 

Game Called in Sixth After 134 Minutes of Total Delay

Nashville SoundsMetairie, 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.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

The Zephyrs cut the lead in half with a run in the bottom half of the frame, but the Sounds pushed across another run their next time up when Kent Matthes hit his team-leading 19th double and Pridie drove him in with a liner up the middle.

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.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (29-31) 6, New Orleans Zephyrs (28-30) 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 3 0 1 1 1 x x x 6 8 0
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.



Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .193
Wendle, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .261
Matthes, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .253
Freiman, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .185
Pridie, DH 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 .302
Romero, N, SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .263
Carrithers, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .305
Carson, M, LF 2 3 1 3 0 0 1 .189
Carlin, C 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .154
Nolin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Castro, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 23 6 8 6 3 1 11 .259
BATTING
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.
SF: Carlin.
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).

 

 

New Orleans AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rojas, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .296
Brignac, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .333
Gillespie, DH 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .266
Dietrich, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262
Sizemore, 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .230
Bantz, C 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270
Valdespin, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .288
Wates, RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .240
Galloway, CF 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .219
Misch, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067
Nygren, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 18 3 4 3 2 4 5 .260
BATTING
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.
SF: Gillespie.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Bantz (3, throw).
PB: Bantz (1).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nolin 3.2 3 2 2 2 3 1 1.77
Castro, A (W, 2-1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.12
Totals 5.0 4 3 3 2 4 2 3.22

 

New Orleans IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Misch (L, 4-6) 5.1 7 6 5 3 1 1 3.88
Nygren 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.76
Totals 5.1 8 6 5 3 1 1 3.26

 

Game Scores: Nolin 48, Misch 30.
WP: Misch.
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).
Att: 2,875.
Venue: Zephyr Field.
June 9th, 2015


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