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Nashville Sounds blank Memphis Redbirds, 5-0

Starter Brad Mills Delivers Season-High Eight Shutout Innings

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Craig Gentry collected three hits, including his third home run in the last nine days, and led Nashville to a 5-0 victory over Memphis at AutoZone Park on Thursday night.

The shutout was the sixth that the Sounds’ pitching staff has posted this season and the win evened The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup series to three games for both clubs.

With the three-hit contest, Gentry now has a hit in 17 of his 21 games during the month of June. He started the night with a bang, taking Memphis starter Tyler Lyons deep on the third pitch of the game. The home run was the outfielder’s eighth extra-base hit over his last 14 games.

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The Sounds added a pair in the very next frame when Gentry roped a single that scored Nate Freiman from third. Joey Wendle followed with a sacrifice fly that plated Niuman Romero and pushed the Nashville lead to 3-0.

The visitors would post one run in both the third and fourth innings and go on to outhit the home team, 11-4. Dayan Viciedo and Jake Smolinski, both recently added to the Nashville roster, had two hits apiece in the victory.

All the offense was in support of starter Brad Mills, who turned in his best start of the season. The lefty went eight strong innings without a run, surrendering only four hits and adding four strikeouts. He held Memphis to just two at-bats with runners in scoring position and never walked a hitter. His season-high 112 pitches guided him to his team-leading eighth quality start and third win in 2015.

The Sounds are hoping to ride momentum from the victory as they open an eight-game homestand on Friday. The Oklahoma City Dodgers come to First Tennessee Park and right-hander Chris Bassitt (2-6, 4.03) will pitch against rehabbing starter Brandon Beachy. Friday’s game is scheduled to get underway at 7:05pm.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (32-42) 5, Memphis Redbirds (38-36) 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 0
Memphis Redbirds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1



Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 5 2 3 2 0 2 0 .259
Wendle, 2B 4 0 0 1 0 2 1 .263
Roberts, R, 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .296
Viciedo, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .263
Smolinski, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .456
Aliotti, LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 3 .282
Freiman, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .170
Romero, N, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .267
Carlin, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .140
Mills, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leon, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 5 11 5 3 9 15 .258
BATTING
2B: Smolinski (7, Lyons).
HR: Gentry (3, 1st inning off Lyons, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Romero, N 2; Freiman; Viciedo 2; Gentry 6; Aliotti; Smolinski 3.
RBI: Gentry 2 (8), Wendle (33), Romero, N (13), Roberts, R (24).
2-out RBI: Romero, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aliotti 2; Carlin; Freiman.
SF: Wendle; Roberts, R.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

 

 

Memphis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pham, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .339
Piscotty, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .267
Johnson, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260
Wilson, J, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264
Easley, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Anna, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Kelly, T, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Ortega, R, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .272
Mejia, A, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .200
Lyons, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Waldron, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Wright, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Butler, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Harris, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 0 4 0 0 5 8 .246
BATTING
2B: Piscotty (21, Mills).
TB: Ortega, R; Mejia, A; Piscotty 2; Wilson, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.FIELDING
E: Easley (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Ortega, R (Roberts, R at home).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mills (W, 3-7) 8.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 3.21
Leon, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.62
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 0 5 0 3.49

 

Memphis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lyons (L, 5-3) 3.0 8 4 4 1 4 1 3.16
Waldron 3.0 1 1 0 1 3 0 3.53
Wright, J 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.40
Butler, K 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.79
Harris, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Totals 9.0 11 5 4 3 9 1 3.98

 

Game Scores: Mills 78, Lyons 30.
Pitches-strikes: Mills 112-83, Leon, A 12-8, Lyons 76-50, Waldron 37-24, Wright, J 22-12, Butler, K 16-11, Harris, M 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mills 7-6, Leon, A 1-1, Lyons 3-2, Waldron 3-1, Wright, J 1-0, Butler, K 1-0, Harris, M 2-0.
Batters faced: Mills 28, Leon, A 3, Lyons 18, Waldron 11, Wright, J 5, Butler, K 3, Harris, M 3.
Umpires: HP: Travis Eggert. 1B: Alex Ortiz. 2B: Shaun Lampe.
Weather: 94 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 3,068.
Venue: AutoZone Park.
June 25, 2015

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