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Nashville Sounds beat Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-2 in Rain Shortened Game

 

Contest Called After Hour And Seven Minute Rain Delay With Nashville Sounds Leading 4-2

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Sounds got off to a hot start in Monday night’s series finale and took three of four from the Dodgers at First Tennessee Park with a 4-2, rain-shortened win.

The contest looked like it would be an offensive showdown all night long until rain began falling upon First Tennessee Park with no outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The game was called after an hour and seven minute delay with the Sounds claiming the advantage.

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Oklahoma City jumped on top of Nashville starter Zach Neal rather quickly to begin the game.

The Dodgers first three batters knocked the ball hard, producing a trio of hits. Darwin Barney had the RBI single to put the visiting team on top 1-0.

The Sounds evened it up in the home half of the second though. Jason Pridie hustled out a triple to start the frame after smacking a ball to dead center. Jake Smolinski followed in the next at-bat by driving him home with a double that rattled around the left field corner to put the score at 1-1.

Barney and the Dodgers snatched the advantage right back in the next inning. Oklahoma City’s designated hitter, who was 3-for-3 on the night, hit his second single of the game to lead off the third and scored when the Sounds turned a smooth double play.

Nashville refused to be outdone and batted around in a three-run fourth. Ryan Roberts doubled, Dayan Viciedo was hit by a pitch and Pridie followed with a single to pack the bags. Smolinski knotted the score at 2-2 with a sacrifice fly before Andy Parrino put the Sounds on top with a single. The scoring concluded when Nate Freiman hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield and gave Nashville a 4-2 lead.

It would be all the scoring the game would see once the rain came in the fifth. The two-run cushion was enough to help Neal get another victory.

The right-hander had a few hiccups along the way, but earned his team-leading sixth win. The 26-year old went five innings, striking out six and giving up two runs on seven hits. Neal is the quickest to six wins for the Sounds this season, doing so in just nine games of action.

Nashville continues its eight-game homestand on Tuesday and welcomes the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to First Tennessee Park. The Sounds will hand the ball to Brad Mills (3-7, 3.21) in the series opener and the Sky Sox will counter with Nick Additon.

The four-game set will include The Tennessean T-Shirt Tuesday giveaway, Salute to 80’s Night on Wednesday and Fox 17 Independence Day Fireworks presented by the Nashville International Airport on July 3rd.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (35-43) 4, Oklahoma City Dodgers (49-27) 2

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


Game called (rain) with 0 out in the bottom of the 5th and a 0-0 count on Ryan Roberts.



Oklahoma City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .281
Barney, DH 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 .279
Seager, SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .291
Heisey, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .207
Schebler, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .248
Barnes, A, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .302
Wilkins, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
Jensen, RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .228
Britton, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266
McGuire, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600
West, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 21 2 7 1 0 6 10 .252
BATTING
2B: Sweeney (20, Neal), Jensen (15, Neal).
TB: Jensen 2; Sweeney 2; Barney 3; Seager 2.
RBI: Barney (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barnes, A 2; Sweeney.
GIDP: Heisey.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Seager (2, 2nd base off Neal/Anderson, B).FIELDING
E: Barnes, A (5, catcher interference).
DP: (Sweeney-Seager).
Pickoffs: McGuire (Gentry at 2nd base).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .255
Wendle, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263
Roberts, R, 3B 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .307
Viciedo, 1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Pridie, RF 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 .297
Smolinski, LF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .441
Parrino, SS 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .273
Freiman, DH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .167
Anderson, B, C 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .181
Neal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 14 4 6 4 2 4 7 .257
BATTING
2B: Smolinski (8, McGuire), Roberts, R (17, McGuire).
3B: Pridie (4, McGuire).
TB: Roberts, R 3; Pridie 4; Smolinski 2; Parrino.
RBI: Smolinski 2 (19), Parrino (16), Freiman (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wendle 2.
SF: Smolinski; Freiman.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Gentry (10, 2nd base off McGuire/Barnes, A).
CS: Gentry (3, 3rd base by McGuire/Barnes, A).
PO: Gentry (2nd base by McGuire).FIELDING
DP: (Roberts, R-Wendle-Viciedo).

 

 

Oklahoma City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McGuire (L, 3-3) 3.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 3.91
West 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
Totals 4.0 6 4 4 2 4 0 3.68

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Neal (W, 6-3) 5.0 7 2 2 0 6 0 3.91
Totals 5.0 7 2 2 0 6 0 3.47

 

Game Scores: McGuire 35, Neal 51.
HBP: Viciedo (by McGuire).
Pitches-strikes: McGuire 63-34, West 6-4, Neal 82-56.
Groundouts-flyouts: McGuire 1-2, West 0-1, Neal 5-2.
Batters faced: McGuire 19, West 1, Neal 21.
Inherited runners-scored: West 3-0.
Umpires: HP: D.J. Reyburn. 1B: Thomas Newsom. 2B: Bryan Fields. 3B: Stu Scheurwater.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 1:28 (1:22 delay).
Att: 6,409.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
June 29th, 2015


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