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Nashville Sounds fall to El Paso Chihuahuas 5-1

Zach Neal’s Quality Start Squandered

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Nashville dropped their third straight game to El Paso on Monday night at First Tennessee Park, this time by the score of 5-1.

For the league-leading 72nd time this season, the Sounds were the first team to score as Craig Gentry put the home team up 1-0 in the third. The speedy outfielder doubled down the left field line and then swiped his team-leading 23rd bag of the season. He would score on a Tyler Ladendorf sacrifice fly.

Nashville Sounds lose Monday night at First Tenneseee Park to El Paso Chihuahuas.
Nashville Sounds lose Monday night at First Tenneseee Park to El Paso Chihuahuas.

Zach Neal earned his tenth quality start of the campaign, throwing 6 1/3, surrendering an RBI apiece to Alex Dickerson and Will Middlebrooks.

Jim Fuller came in with a runner on first in relief of Neal and got Dickerson to hit a comebacker that the Southpaw fielded nicely, but threw wide of Andy Parrino at second. Jake Goebbert took advantage of the error, playing wall-ball with a two-run, two-out double to stretch the Chihuahuas lead to 4-1.

Chihuahuas’ starter Jason Lane was the story for the visitors. The 38-year-old former Major League outfielder went seven innings, utilizing three separate double plays to curtail Sounds’ rallies. The Sounds had a fourth rally cut short by yet another double play in the eighth. The four double plays grounded into tied their season-high.

The Chihuahuas added a run off a Taylor Thompson wild pitch to make it 5-1 in the eighth. The loss was charged to Neal, who fell to 7-8.

The teams will conclude their series tomorrow. Aaron Brooks (6-5, 3.71) is expected to make his Sounds debut. The right-hander came over from Kansas City in the trade that sent Oakland Athletics slugger – and Franklin resident – Ben Zobrist to the Royals on July 28th. Former Sounds closer Chris Smith (3-5, 3.64) will start for El Paso. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.

Box Score

El Paso Chihuahuas (65-57) 5, Nashville Sounds (55-68) 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
El Paso Chihuahuas 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 5 12 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2




El Paso AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jankowski, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .392
Gale, C 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .307
Dickerson, A, RF 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .310
Middlebrooks, 3B 4 0 0 1 0 2 6 .277
Goebbert, LF 3 0 1 2 1 0 2 .289
Decker, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .256
Liriano, R, DH 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 .278
Gomez, H, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .292
McCoy, M, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .220
Lane, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .093
Northcraft, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 5 12 4 1 9 19 .279
BATTING
2B: Goebbert (13, Fuller).
TB: Liriano, R 2; Gale 3; Goebbert 2; Jankowski; Dickerson, A 3; McCoy, M 2.
RBI: Dickerson, A (65), Middlebrooks (12), Goebbert 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Goebbert 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Middlebrooks; Gomez, H; Decker, C 2.
SF: Middlebrooks.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Goebbert (4, 2nd base off Neal/Blair, C), Liriano, R (15, 2nd base off Thompson, Ta/Blair, C).
CS: Gale (1, 3rd base by Neal/Blair, C).FIELDING
DP: 4 (Middlebrooks-McCoy, M-Decker, C 2, Decker, C-Gomez, H, McCoy, M-Gomez, H-Decker, C).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ladendorf, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .314
Wendle, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .278
Roberts, R, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .290
Smolinski, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .383
Ravelo, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .258
Parrino, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .272
Muncy, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .261
Gentry, CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .239
Blair, C, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 .247
Neal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fuller, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Thompson, Ta, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 1 8 1 1 3 11 .259
BATTING
2B: Gentry (13, Lane, J), Roberts, R (28, Lane, J).
TB: Blair, C; Wendle; Ravelo; Roberts, R 2; Muncy; Gentry 3; Parrino.
RBI: Ladendorf (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Smolinski; Wendle.
SF: Ladendorf.
GIDP: Roberts, R, Wendle, Muncy, Ladendorf.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Gentry (23, 3rd base off Lane, J/Gale).FIELDING
E: Fuller (1, throw), Blair, C (3, throw).
DP: (Blair, C-Ladendorf).

 

 

El Paso IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lane, J (W, 9-8) 7.0 6 1 1 1 3 0 5.59
Northcraft 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.29
Totals 9.0 8 1 1 1 3 0 4.71

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Neal (L, 7-8) 6.1 10 3 2 1 5 0 3.79
Fuller 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2.76
Thompson, Ta 2.0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 12 5 2 1 9 0 3.73

 

 

Game Scores: Lane, J 63, Neal 47.
WP: Fuller, Thompson, Ta.
Pitches-strikes: Lane, J 92-63, Northcraft 24-15, Neal 102-69, Fuller 11-6, Thompson, Ta 28-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lane, J 5-6, Northcraft 2-1, Neal 7-1, Fuller 1-0, Thompson, Ta 2-0.
Batters faced: Lane, J 25, Northcraft 7, Neal 29, Fuller 4, Thompson, Ta 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Fuller 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Shaun Lampe. 1B: Travis Eggert. 3B: Alex Ortiz.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:31.
Att: 4,365.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
August 17th, 2015

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