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Nashville Sounds blanked by Iowa Cubs 9-0 at First Tennessee Park

 

401 Jackson Street Formally Becomes 19 Junior Gilliam Way

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Behind a seven-run 2nd inning, the Iowa Cubs handed the Nashville Sounds a 9-0 defeat at rainy First Tennessee Park on Tuesday night.

Clayton Richard was the story for Iowa in his I-Cub debut. The left-hander held Sounds hitters to just two hits over seven innings, getting the first nine Sounds hitters to ground out to begin the game.

The Sounds defense let Zach Neal down in the second inning, committing not one, but two errors. Iowa took advantage belting five hits, including back-to-back homers by Junior Lake and Javier Baez. The seven runs the Sounds surrendered were the most they have yielded in an inning this season.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs Tuesday night. Losing skid hits seven.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs Tuesday night. Losing skid hits seven.

Iowa added to their 7-0 lead an inning later via an RBI single by Vanderbilt alum and Nashville resident Mike Baxter.  Despite taking his fourth loss of the season and surrendering a season-high eight runs on 11 hits, Neal inexplicably saw his team-best 3.22 ERA improve to 3.07, as seven of the runs were unearned.

Ryan Dull made his Triple-A debut and impressed striking out five batters in two innings of work, but the right-hander was tagged by Baez for a solo homer in the ninth. Dull entered the action with a staggering 0.60 ERA in 35 games with Midland.

Prior to the game, Sounds owner Frank Ward, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, District 19 Council Member Erica Gilmore and legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully combined for a landmark event in Nashville baseball history. In honor of Nashville native and Dodger legend, James “Junior” Gilliam, Jackson Street was formally renamed Junior Gilliam Way near the vicinity of First Tennessee Park. The Sounds’ ballpark is now located at 19 Junior Gilliam Way.

Losers of their last seven, the Nashville Sounds will turn to Cody Martin (0-3, 7.71) in the hope he can turn things around. Iowa is expected to counter with Felipe Paulino (2-6, 4.71). Be sure to get their early, as Braves hero Sid Bream will be on hand to sign autographs. The event is presented by Principal Financial. First pitch is expected for 7:05pm.

Box Score

Iowa Cubs (54-49) 9, Nashville Sounds (45-59) 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Iowa Cubs 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 12 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Iowa AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Szczur, DH 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 .301
Lake, LF 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 .321
Baez, J, SS 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 .317
Villanueva, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .278
Olt, 1B 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 .290
Baxter, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .300
Alcantara, A, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .237
Davis, T, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .284
Silva, CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .280
Richard, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rivero, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 41 9 12 9 0 7 10 .269
BATTING
2B: Olt (9, Neal), Baxter (6, Neal).
3B: Silva (5, Neal).
HR: Lake (7, 2nd inning off Neal, 1 on, 2 out), Baez, J 2 (10, 2nd inning off Neal, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Dull, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Baez, J 8; Lake 5; Olt 3; Villanueva; Baxter 3; Silva 3; Szczur; Davis, T.
RBI: Davis, T (17), Silva 2 (41), Szczur (26), Lake 2 (30), Baez, J 2 (31), Baxter (11).
2-out RBI: Davis, T; Silva 2; Szczur; Lake 2; Baez, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Alcantara, A 3; Silva; Olt.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .251
Wendle, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .274
Roberts, R, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Freiman, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .189
Viciedo, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .221
Parrino, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .269
Blair, C, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280
Romero, N, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .275
Aliotti, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
Neal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dull, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 0 4 0 2 7 11 .257
BATTING
2B: Viciedo (6, Richard).
TB: Blair, C; Wendle; Viciedo 2; Gentry.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parrino 2; Wendle.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Parrino (10, throw), Wendle (12, fielding).

 

 

Iowa IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Richard (W, 1-0) 7.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Rivero, A 2.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 2.79
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 3.77

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Neal (L, 7-4) 7.0 11 8 1 0 2 2 3.07
Dull 2.0 1 1 1 0 5 1 4.50
Totals 9.0 12 9 2 0 7 3 3.68

 

 

Game Scores: Richard 75, Neal 39.
Pitches-strikes: Richard 88-67, Rivero, A 41-25, Neal 106-75, Dull 28-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Richard 13-3, Rivero, A 1-1, Neal 13-3, Dull 1-0.
Batters faced: Richard 24, Rivero, A 9, Neal 34, Dull 7.
Umpires: HP: Kolin Kline. 1B: Nick Mahrley. 3B: Nate White.
Weather: 78 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:21.
Att: 6,289.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
July 28th, 2015


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