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Memphis Redbirds blank Nashville Sounds 5-0 at First Tennessee Park

 

Memphis Combines on Three-Pitcher Shutout

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds shut out the Nashville Sounds 5-0 in front of 4,894 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night.

Nashville managed just six hits on the night as they were shut out for the second time this year. The scoring opportunities were never there as they went just 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.

Patrick Wisdom got the Redbirds on the board in a hurry when he belted a solo homer off Sounds starter Chris Smith in the second.

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He was back at it again in the fourth when he knocked in David Washington with a base hit to left field to make it a 2-0 game.

Smith worked into the sixth inning where most of the damage was done. Tommy Pham drew a lead-off walk and moved to second when Nick Martini hit a routine bouncer to short. Instead of going to first, Nashville shortstop Josh Rodriguez shoveled to second but it was late and everybody was safe.

Wisdom then walked to load the bases, ending Smith’s night after 5 1/3 innings. Manager Steve Scarsone turned to Daniel Coulombe who struck out Dean Anna for the second out.

He got Jacob Wilson to hit a groundball to third, but Renato Nunez’s throw was in the dirt at first and two runs crossed on the E-5. Alberto Rosario made it 5-0 with a run-scoring single before the inning came to a close.

The closest the Sounds got to pushing a run across was in the sixth when they had runners at the corners with two outs but Nunez bounced out to third to end the threat.

Arturo Reyes pitched the first 6 2/3 innings and earned his second win of the season. He allowed six hits, did not walk a batter and recorded five strikeouts. Ryan Sheriff and Juan Gonzalez worked the final 2 1/3 frames to close out the shutout.

The Sounds hit the road for a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs set to begin Tuesday night. Right-hander Henderson Alvarez (0-0, 1.35) makes another MLB rehab start for Nashville against right-hander Stephen Perakslis (0-0, 1.93) for the Cubs. First pitch is scheduled 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. Tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com


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