Nashville Sounds go 7-1 on Eight-Game Homestand
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fell one game short of a homestand sweep as they dropped the finale, 3-2, to the Sacramento River Cats in front of 8,230 fans Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
Making a spot start for the Sounds, right-hander Angel Castro threw five solid innings. He allowed one run on four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three.
The lone run Castro allowed came in the first inning when the second batter of the game, Ramiro Pena, launched a solo homer to deep right field.Castro settled in and Nashville’s offense came to life. Chad Pinder and Ryon Healy started the bottom of the fourth with a single and a double to put runners at second and third.
With one out, Rangel Ravelo drew a walk to load the bases for Jaycob Brugman who plated Pinder with a fielder’s choice to make it 1-1.
With Joey Wendle batting, Sacramento catcher George Kottaras’ throw back to the mound went over pitcher Chris Stratton. Healy broke for home and scored the go-ahead run to give the Sounds a 2-1 lead.
Ryan Doolittle took over for Castro in the sixth and surrendered the lead. With a runner at second and two outs, Jarrett Parker singled to make it 2-2, and Mac Williamson doubled to give the River Cats a 3-2 lead.
Sacramento starter Chris Stratton and three bullpen members held the lead. Stratton went six innings and picked up his fifth win of the season.
Vin Mazzaro and Braulio Lara kept the Sounds off the board in the seventh and eighth innings, and Mike Broadway worked around a one-out single by Joey Wendle to close out the ninth.
Josh Phegley went 2-for-4 and is now 4-for-8 with a walk during his Major League rehab assignment.
The Sounds depart for an eight-game road trip set to begin Monday night in Las Vegas. Left-hander Dillon Overton (2-4, 4.37) starts for Nashville against right-hander Gabriel Ynoa (5-0, 2.09) for the Las Vegas 51s. First pitch is scheduled for 9:05pm CST.
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