New Orleans, LA – The Nashville Sounds (61-48) racked up 11 hits in a 6-2 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs (50-56) Sunday afternoon at Zephyrs field.
The Sounds got on the board first with a three-run third inning and never looked back. Colin Walsh led off the frame with a solo home run to left, it was only Walsh’s second home run of the year as a Sound. Jaycob Brugman then sent a two-run double to right field scoring Arismendy Alcantara and Tyler Ladendorf to give the Sounds a 3-0 lead in the third.
The Zephyrs then answered back with a lead-off solo home run of their own in the bottom of the third by Isaac Galloway to make it a 3-1 Sounds lead after three.A two-run homer in the fourth by Matt McBride extended the Sounds lead to 5-1. The two-run shot was McBride’s sixth home run as a Sound. The Sounds catcher plated Joey Wendle who singled to lead off the fourth for the Sounds.
Wendle then roped an RBI double to right in the fifth scoring Chad Pinder from second, who singled then stole second earlier in the inning, to give the Sounds a 6-1 lead.
Sounds Starter Chris Jensen (2-4, 3.76) made just the one mistake in the third inning giving up just his fourth home run as a Sound. Jensen tossed six innings while allowing just the one run on three hits and struck out a batter. The right-hander picked up his second win as a Sound.
Jensen then gave way to Nashville native Andrew Triggs in the seventh inning and Triggs made quick work of the Zephyrs retiring them in order.
Angel Castro then pitched a scoreless eighth and gave up just one run in the ninth on a RBI single by Destin Hood scoring Xavier Scruggs from second.
The Sounds continue their four-game series with the New Orleans Zephyrs Monday night with game three of the series. Nashville will send right-hander Daniel Mengden (3-1, 1.39) and the Zephyrs have yet to announce their starter. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm at Zephyr field.
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