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Nashville Sounds hold off Albuquerque Isotopes rally for 3-2 win

First Tennessee Park Sells Out For 19th Time This Season, Hosts 10,717 Fans

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – In front of 10,717 fans at sold out First Tennessee Park, the Nashville Sounds won 3-2 over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday night.

The Sounds recorded four hits over the first two innings, including two doubles, but were unable to score a run. Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle were both thrown out on plays at the plate in the first, and the game went to the third scoreless. The first two hitters in the Sounds’ lineup would get their revenge later in the contest.

Nashville Sounds take care of business Saturday night against Albuquerque Isotopes.
Nashville Sounds take care of business Saturday night against Albuquerque Isotopes.

The first three Albuquerque Isotopes batters singled to begin the third frame, putting the visitors on the board, 1-0. Sounds starter Nate Long did well to limit the damage however, retiring the next three batters without allowing another run.

The Sounds did not trail for long, as Wendle got in on the act in the latter part of the inning. After hitting his 36th double of the campaign in the first, the speedy infielder launched his eighth homer of the year into the right-field Band Box, tying the score at one.

Each team tallied at least one base runner over the next three innings, but were unable to undo the deadlock.  That changed in the bottom of the eighth.

Andy Parrino led off the penultimate inning with a single, his fourth time reaching base in as many at bats. He then went to third on a Nate Freiman double down the left field line. Next batter Carson Blair popped out, setting the scene for Gentry. The center fielder came through, delivering his third hit of the night to score Freiman. Wendle then checked his swing, creating a nubber that Isotopes pitcher Jason Gurka’s only option was to go to first with, scoring Freiman and giving Nashville the lead.

Long went seven innings, hurling a season-high 114 pitches. The right-hander only struck out two batters, but pitched to contact effectively scattering eight hits, limiting the damage to just one run. Brock Huntzinger threw a scoreless eighth to earn his fourth win.  Angel Castro allowed a run in the ninth, but as heavy rain came in to First Tennessee Park the right-hander got Wilin Rosario to groundout, stranding the bases loaded, securing him his sixth save.

The 10,717 fans on hand were the Sounds’ 19th sellout of First Tennessee Park and 14,988,491 fans have now attended a Sounds game. Make sure to come out to the Sounds’ final home series of the season against Round Rock for the chance to be the Sounds 15th million fan. Visit www.NashvilleSounds.com for more information on purchasing tickets and the 15th Million Fan Prize Pack.

As for the Sounds, they head west tomorrow for an eight-game road trip beginning in Reno. Aaron Brooks (6-5, 3.71) will make the start tomorrow night against Allen Webster (3-5, 8.58). First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (58-70) 3, Albuquerque Isotopes (55-73) 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Albuquerque Isotopes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 x 3 12 0

 


Albuquerque AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ynoa, R, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .277
Story, 3B 4 0 2 1 1 0 1 .268
Adames, SS 2 0 0 0 3 1 3 .311
Rosario, W, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 .298
Bernadina, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .274
Casteel, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .330
Wheeler, T, LF 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .251
Barfield, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .305
Smalling, DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .260
Laffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Brown, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gurka, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 2 10 2 5 3 20 .274
BATTING
TB: Barfield; Wheeler, T 3; Smalling; Story 2; Bernadina; Ynoa, R 2.
RBI: Story (30), Ynoa, R (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bernadina; Smalling; Adames; Rosario, W 2.
SAC: Smalling.
GIDP: Rosario, W.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 11.BASERUNNING
SB: Story (6, 2nd base off Long, N/Blair, C).
CS: Bernadina (5, 2nd base by Long, N/Blair, C).FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bernadina (Wendle at home).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 4 0 3 1 1 0 2 .241
Wendle, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .287
Roberts, R, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .284
Pridie, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .299
Ravelo, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .304
Morel, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .278
Parrino, SS 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 .279
Freiman, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .210
Blair, C, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .240
Long, N, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Huntzinger, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Castro, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 3 12 3 4 8 31 .261
BATTING
2B: Wendle (36, Laffey), Morel 2 (8, Laffey, Laffey), Pridie (22, Laffey), Freiman (12, Gurka).
HR: Wendle (8, 3rd inning off Laffey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Wendle 6; Ravelo; Freiman 2; Pridie 2; Gentry 3; Morel 4; Parrino 2.
RBI: Wendle 2 (49), Gentry (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gentry; Wendle 2; Morel 3; Roberts, R.
Team RISP: 2-for-18.
Team LOB: 12.BASERUNNING
CS: Parrino (2, 2nd base by Brown, B/Casteel).FIELDING
DP: (Parrino-Wendle-Ravelo).

 

 

Albuquerque IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Laffey 5.1 8 1 1 3 6 1 4.34
Brown, B 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26
Gurka (L, 2-1) 2.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.18
Totals 8.0 12 3 3 4 8 1 4.96

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Long, N 7.0 8 1 1 3 2 0 5.17
Huntzinger (W, 4-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.22
Castro, A (S, 6) 1.0 2 1 1 2 0 0 2.93
Totals 9.0 10 2 2 5 3 0 3.75

 

 

Game Scores: Laffey 51, Long, N 56.
HBP: Wendle (by Gurka).
Pitches-strikes: Laffey 84-44, Brown, B 6-3, Gurka 38-27, Long, N 114-65, Huntzinger 10-7, Castro, A 31-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Laffey 4-2, Brown, B 0-0, Gurka 2-2, Long, N 8-8, Huntzinger 0-1, Castro, A 3-0.
Batters faced: Laffey 26, Brown, B 1, Gurka 12, Long, N 30, Huntzinger 3, Castro, A 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Brown, B 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brett Terry. 1B: Brian Reilly. 3B: Jordan Ferrell.
Weather: 84 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 3:03.
Att: 10,717.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
August 22nd, 2015

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