Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost their third straight game after a 7-2 loss to Memphis, Sunday. Tim Dillard earned his second loss of the season while Ryan Helsley earned his first win of the season for the Redbirds.
Two runs were scored by the Redbirds in the first inning. Tyler O’Neill hit a single to score Drew Robinson, Adolis Garcia would ground out to score another to make it 2-0 after one inning.
Memphis would score a run in the second and third inning each. Robinson had a RBI single in the second and Rangel Ravelo hit the RBI single in the third.Nashville did score two in the top of the third inning when Delino DeShields hit a two-run home run that scored Zack Granite.
It was DeShields’ second game with Nashville since being optioned from Texas and it was his first home run since March 29th when he hit a grand slam off Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels.
The Redbirds would score two more runs in the fifth inning. Ravelo hit his second RBI single of the game. John Nogowski would hit a sacrifice fly to put the score at 6-2.
The Sounds would load the bases with less than two outs in back-to-back innings in the sixth in seventh, but they were unable to score.
Tyler O’Neill continued to torture Nashville’s pitching as he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. All five home runs of his Triple-A season have come against the Sounds in five games. Those five games have come in the last eight days.
With today’s 7-2 loss, the Sounds dropped to 12-24 on the season.
Nashville starter Tim Dillard hit three batters and another batter was hit by Kyle Bird. The total is now up to 15 hit batsmen in the six games versus Memphis this season.
David Carpenter threw his ninth-straight shutout inning this season. He has the longest scoreless innings streak for the Sounds this season.
Zack Granite extended his hitting streak to nine games with two hits today. Granite is hitting .474 (18-for-38) with 7 runs scored and 3 RBI during his nine-game hitting streak. He has a multi-hit game in five straight games.
Tim Dillard had one strikeout in the loss, giving him 348 in his career as a Sound. He is four shy of tying Jamie Werly’s all-time franchise record of 352.
Next Up For Nashville Sounds
That home run would be the cherry on top as Nashville drops its third straight game, losing 7-2 to Memphis. Game three of the series starts Monday, May 13th where Nashville’s Seth Maness (1-1, 5.73) goes up against Memphis’ Austin Gomber (4-0, 2.82).
The 2019 season is the 42nd in Nashville Sounds franchise history and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com