Metairie, LA – On Friday night, Nashville Sounds’ Tyler Pill, Patrick Wisdom and Matt Davidson hit home runs in the top of the ninth to push past the New Orleans Baby Cakes at the Shrine on Airline, 6-5.
The homers came off former Sound R.J. Alvarez and turned a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead. Pill’s homer was his first as a Sound and led off the ninth. Then Wisdom crushed the first pitch he saw over the left field wall to tie the game at 5-5.
Davidson, who had entered the game as pinch-hitter in the seventh, drilled a 1-1 pitch an estimated 449 feet to give the Sounds a 6-5 lead.
That became the final after David Carpenter logged a perfect bottom of the ninth to notch his ninth save.
The Sounds, who had not led at any point during the previous four games, had taken a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Andy Ibanez singled home Carlos Tocci, and Pill delivered a sacrifice fly off Joe Gunkel. But New Orleans scored once in the first and added an unearned run off starter Wes Benjamin in the second to make it 2-2.
That tie stayed until the sixth inning when Lewis Brinson smacked a three-run homer to center off Benjamin to put the Cakes ahead 5-2. Tocci got the Sounds closer in the eighth with a solo homer, setting the stage for the ninth-inning rally. Reed Garrett and Miguel Del Pozo combined for 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings, and Del Pozo got the win.
The Sounds’ four homers equaled their season high (3rd time, 1st since 4/15 at San Antonio)
Carlos Tocci went 2-for-4 with a homer and walk and has reached safely in 19 games in a row
With the win, the Sounds are 29-44 overall and 7-11 in June
Matt Davidson has 19 home runs, 6th-most in the league
Next Up For Nashville Sounds
The five-game series continues Saturday night at 6:00pm CT. Pedro Payano (0-2, 5.02) will pitch for the Sounds against Ben Meyer (3-4, 6.71).
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