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Four Dodgers Limit Nashville to Four Hits

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Oklahoma City Dodgers spoiled Opening Day in Nashville with a 5-0 shutout win over the Sounds on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.

Rain, and early Oklahoma City scoring, put a damper on the evening. The game was delayed 45 minutes to start when heavy rain began to fall just minutes before the scheduled first pitch of 6:35pm.

When play began, the Dodgers (1-0) didn’t waste any time getting in front. Micah Johnson started the game with a bloop single to left and moved to second on a stolen base.

Nashville Sounds have four hits and three errors in loss to Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night.
Nashville Sounds have four hits and three errors in loss to Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night.

Two batters later, Dodgers third baseman Rob Segedin launched a two-run home run to left field to give Oklahoma City an early 2-0 lead.

In the top of the fourth, Sounds (0-1) starter Chris Smith issued three walks and another base hit to lead to another pair of runs. In five innings of work, Smith allowed four runs on four hits to go along with three walks and six strikeouts.

Nashville wasn’t able to muster any offense against Oklahoma City pitching. Starter Zach Lee fired six shutout innings on just 63 pitches. He turned it over to Lisalverto Bonilla who worked a scoreless seventh. Relievers Adam Liberatore and Chin-hui Tsao followed suit with scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively.

Three of Nashville’s four hits were followed by double plays. Chad Pinder led off the fifth with a base hit to left before Rangel Ravelo grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.

Renato Nunez opened the sixth with a line drive off Lee’s foot that went for a single, but was quickly erased when Bruce Maxwell hit into a 4-6-3 twin killing.

With one away in the bottom of the ninth, Joey Wendle singled to left field but Jake Smolinski bounced into a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

Game two of the series is scheduled for Friday night. Right-hander Jesse Hahn starts for the Sounds against right-hander Jharel Cotton for the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 6:35pm.

The 2016 season is the Sounds’ 19th year in the Pacific Coast League and their second as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com

Box Score

Oklahoma City 5, Nashville Sounds 0

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

W: Lee, Z (1-0, 0.00) ; L: Smith, C (0-1, 7.20)
HR: OKC: Segedin (1)

 


Oklahoma City Dodgers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Micah Johnson 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400
Yasmani Grandal C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Jack Murphy C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rob Segedin 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 .400
Jose Tabata RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Alex Hassan LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Corey Brown CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
O’Koyea Dickson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Lars Anderson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Elian Herrera SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Totals 34 5 7 1 0 1 4 5 10 .206

BATTING
2B: Hassan (1, Wendelken).
HR: Segedin (1, 1st inning off Smith, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Hassan 3; Johnson, M 2; Tabata; Segedin 5.
RBI: Segedin 2 (2); Herrera, E (1); Grandal (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, M 2; Herrera, E; Tabata.
SF: Grandal.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Johnson, M 2 (2, 2nd base off Smith, C/Maxwell, 3rd base off Santos, Ed/Maxwell).FIELDING
E: Johnson, M (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Johnson, M-Herrera, E-Anderson, La 2; Herrera, E-Johnson, M-Anderson, La).

 

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tyler Ladendorf CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Joey Wendle 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Jake Smolinski LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Matt Olson RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Chad Pinder SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500
Rangel Ravelo 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Max Muncy DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Renato Nunez 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Bruce Maxwell C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 7 .138

BATTING
TB: Wendle; Pinder; Smolinski; Nunez, R.
GIDP: Ravelo; Maxwell; Smolinski.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Ladendorf (1, fielding); Pinder 2 (2, fielding, throw).

Oklahoma City Dodgers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Zach Lee (W, 1-0) 6.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Lisalverto Bonilla 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Adam Liberatore 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Chin-hui Tsao 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 0.00

 

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chris Smith (L, 0-1) 5.0 4 4 4 3 6 1 7.20
Eduard Santos 1.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5.40
J.B. Wendelken 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Tucker Healy 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 7 5 5 5 10 1 5.00

Game Scores: Lee, Z 68; Smith, C 46.
WP: Smith, C; Healy, T.
Pitches-strikes: Lee, Z 63-46; Bonilla 16-9; Liberatore 21-12; Tsao 10-8; Smith, C 94-54; Santos, Ed 28-15; Wendelken 32-17; Healy, T 20-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lee, Z 9-3; Bonilla 1-0; Liberatore 1-0; Tsao 2-0; Smith, C 7-2; Santos, Ed 2-1; Wendelken 1-0; Healy, T 0-1.
Batters faced: Lee, Z 19; Bonilla 3; Liberatore 4; Tsao 4; Smith, C 23; Santos, Ed 7; Wendelken 6; Healy, T 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wendelken 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Nick Mahrley. 1B: Pat Hoberg. 2B: Chris Gonzalez. 3B: Garrett Patterson.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
First pitch: 7:20 PM.
T: 2:39 (:45 delay).
Att: 7,536.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
April 7th, 2016

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