Nashville Sounds Jaycob Brugman and Chad Pinder Extend Hitting Streaks
Salt Lake City, NV – Matt Olson batted home the Sounds first four runs in the game Monday afternoon from Smith’s Ballpark. Olson launched a three-run homer in the fourth to lead the Sounds passed the Bees in an 8-3 win.
Sounds starter Daniel Mengden pitched the Sounds 15th quality start in the month of May for the Sounds in Mengden’s third win as a Sound. Mengden allowed two runs for just the second time this season and his first with Nashville. The-right hander went 6.1 innings allowing three runs, two of which were earned, on six hits.
It was a pitcher’s duel through the first three innings of the game until the Sounds took a 3-0 lead in the fourth.
Renato Nunez singled to left to lead off the Sounds fourth. Ryon Healy then followed with a double down the left field line to put two runners in scoring position for Matt Olson. Olson then unloaded on a 3-2 pitch for a three-run home run to right field to put the Sounds up 3-0 after four.
The Sounds added five runs in the sixth highlighted by a two-run home run for Chad Pinder, and a two-run double by Jaycob Brugman. Healy walked to lead off the inning and was driven home on a double down the right field line to give Olson his fourth RBI of the day. The Sounds then doubled their lead with the Brugman double and Pinder homer to take an 8-0 lead after six. The home run by Pinder extended his hitting streak to eight games as he hit safely in every game on the road trip.
Brugman went 4-for-4 with three doubles and scored once and extended his hitting streak to six games.
Salt Lake plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it a 8-3 Sounds lead. With Ji-Man Choi and Sherman Johnson in scoring position, Ryan Jackson’s RBI ground out gave the Bees their first run of the day. Kyle Kubitza followed with an RBI single to right to score Johnson and the Bees trailed by six. Juan Graterol then singled to right field and a fielding error by Olson allowed Graterol to go to second and Kubitza scored from first.
The Sounds return home for a four-game series with the Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night. The Sounds will send right-hander Chris Smith (3-5, 4.19) and Round Rock will counter with right-hander Nick Tepesch (4-2, 4.10). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm 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