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Nashville Sounds hammer Memphis Redbirds early for 8-0 shutout

Dan Otero Throws Three Scoreless in First Career Start

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds cruised to an 8-0, seven-inning win over the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds immediately jumped on Redbirds spot-starter Tyler Waldron. Joey Wendle started the rally with a single, then Jason Pridie walked and Jake Smolinski reached on an infield single to load the bases for Max Muncy.

Muncy then walked to drive in a run. In his first career Triple-A plate appearance, Rangel Ravelo came up next and delivered for Nashville, knocking in two with a single and the Sounds led 3-0.

Nashville Sounds hold Memphis Redbirds scoreless in second game of a double header Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.
Nashville Sounds hold Memphis Redbirds scoreless in second game of a double header Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.

Dan Otero made the 415th appearance of his career and his first start. The right-hander pitched well throwing three scoreless innings, holding Memphis to just one hit. In relief of Otero, Taylor Thompson made his First Tennessee Park debut. The rehabbing Athletics reliever threw a scoreless inning, striking out a Redbird batter and was awarded his first victory.

Ryan Roberts provided insurance for Nashville in the fourth, cranking a three-run homer off Marcus Hatley. The veteran has been on fire of late, hitting five home runs in his past six games.

Nashville took advantage of a Matt Williams error in the sixth that allowed Craig Gentry to reach base.  Wendle then singled to improve to 4-for-4 on the night and push Gentry into scoring position. Pridie would drive Gentry in to make it 8-0. The eight-run margin of victory is the largest for the Sounds this season.

In the 15 innings played between the two games tonight, Nashville outscored Memphis 16-0.

The Sounds now lead the Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup Series 7-6 over Memphis. The two teams will play once again tomorrow night at First Tennessee Park. Zach Neal (7-5, 3.59) is scheduled to start for the home team. He will be opposed by Zach Petrick (6-5, 4.31) First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and a Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks presentation will follow the game.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (51-62) 8, Memphis Redbirds (59-54) 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Memphis Redbirds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Nashville Sounds 3 1 0 3 0 1 x 8 12 0



Memphis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ortega, R, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277
Pham, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .343
Johnson, D, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .260
Scruggs, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .236
Hazelbaker, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .364
Wilson, J, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .236
Easley, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Mejia, A, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .282
Williams, M, SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .240
Waldron, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Hatley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kiekhefer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 29 0 8 0 1 7 17 .258
BATTING
TB: Ortega, R; Hazelbaker; Mejia, A; Scruggs; Pham 2; Williams, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scruggs; Wilson, J 2; Johnson, D 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.FIELDING
E: Williams, M (7, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ortega, R (Anderson, B at home).
DP: (Mejia, A-Wilson, J-Scruggs).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 .252
Wendle, 2B 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 .278
Roberts, R, DH 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .294
Pridie, RF 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .297
Smolinski, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .430
Muncy, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 .257
Ravelo, 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 .333
Parrino, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275
Anderson, B, C 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .190
Otero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Thompson, Ta, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Coke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kurcz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 8 12 8 4 5 14 .260
BATTING
2B: Anderson, B (13, Waldron).
HR: Roberts, R (9, 4th inning off Hatley, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Wendle 4; Ravelo; Pridie; Roberts, R 4; Muncy; Anderson, B 3; Smolinski 2.
RBI: Muncy (20), Ravelo 2 (2), Wendle (43), Roberts, R 3 (47), Pridie (73).
2-out RBI: Muncy; Ravelo 2; Pridie.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parrino; Smolinski; Muncy 2.
GIDP: Parrino.
Team RISP: 7-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Wendle 2 (8, 2nd base off Waldron/Easley, 2nd base off Waldron/Easley).

 

 

Memphis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Waldron (L, 4-6) 1.2 5 4 4 3 4 0 4.21
Hatley 2.1 3 3 3 1 1 1 3.14
Kiekhefer 2.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2.51
Totals 6.0 12 8 7 4 5 1 3.94

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Otero 3.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.92
Thompson, Ta (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Coke 2.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 10.13
Kurcz 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.60
Totals 7.0 8 0 0 1 7 0 3.71

 

 

Game Scores: Waldron 30, Otero 61.
WP: Waldron.
Pitches-strikes: Waldron 51-29, Hatley 31-17, Kiekhefer 38-27, Otero 42-31, Thompson, Ta 20-10, Coke 26-21, Kurcz 31-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Waldron 1-0, Hatley 3-1, Kiekhefer 3-1, Otero 4-0, Thompson, Ta 0-2, Coke 3-0, Kurcz 0-1.
Batters faced: Waldron 13, Hatley 10, Kiekhefer 10, Otero 10, Thompson, Ta 5, Coke 9, Kurcz 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Hatley 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Teague. 1B: Ramon DeJesus. 3B: Adam Schwarz.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:10.
Att: 7,504.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
August 6th, 2015

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