Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 11-5 on Saturday night against the Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park. It was the Sounds first lost game of a six-game series. The Express offense was hot, hitting four home runs off Nashville pitchers.
Garrett Stubbs hit a two-run home run to get Round Rock on the board first in the third inning.
Zack Granite hit a triple in the bottom half of the third and scored on a passed ball to give the Sounds their first run of the game.
Round Rock scored five runs in the top of the fourth. AJ Reed hit a two-run homer. Taylor Jones doubled and scored on a Nick Tanielu single. The Sounds would walk in three more runs to extend the Express lead 7-1.
The Sounds scored one in the fourth when Nolan Fontana reached on a fielder’s choice to score Andy Ibanez. It was still 7-2, Round Rock.
Nashville continued to crawl back in the fifth with two more runs. Eli White hit a triple down the left field line that scored Scott Heineman. White would score on a Matt Davidson ground out to cut the Round Rock lead 7-4.
The Express continued to hit as they led off the sixth with back-to-back home runs by Alex De Goti and Kyle Tucker. Reed would get another RBI on a single and he would score on a Taylor Jones double to give Round Rock the 11-4 lead.
White made some noise for Nashville when he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh but that is all the Sounds would get as they lost 11-5 to Round Rock.
With today’s 8-5 win, the Sounds are now 19-28 on the season.
Hunter Cole extended his season-long hitting streak to nine games. He is hitting .514 (18-for-35) with 11 runs, two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI.
Zack Granite and Eli White tripled tonight, give Nashville their first game with multiple triples in one game.
Sounds starter Ronald Herrera lasted 3.2 innings, his longest outing of the season.
Next Up For Nashville Sounds
Tomorrow’s game will be the first night game on a Sunday this season for the Nashville Sounds. With first pitch at 6:35pm, Nashville right-hander Phillips Valdez (0-6, 5.50) will face off against Round Rock Express right-hander Rogelio Armenteros (1-3, 4.91).
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