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Nashville Sounds hold off late Columbus Clippers rally for 6-5 victory

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Zach Green led the charge with a first-inning two-run homer, and the pitching held on late to give the Nashville Sounds a 6-5 win over the Columbus Clippers Wednesday night at Huntington Park. The victory in game two of the series extended Nashville’s winning streak to a Minor League Baseball-best eight games.

The game started with Nashville’s Pablo Reyes drawing a walk-off Columbus starter Kevin Herget. After a pair of strikeouts, Green drilled a long two-run homer to deep left field to give Nashville a 2-0 lead. It was Green’s team-leading sixth home run of the season.

Nashville Sounds Offense Erupts Early and Pitching Holds Late in 6-5 Win over Columbus Clippers. (Nashville Sounds)
Nashville Sounds Offense Erupts Early and Pitching Holds Late in 6-5 Win over Columbus Clippers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville added a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings. A run-scoring base hit by Hernán Pérez made it a 3-0 game and Dylan Cozens’ RBI single gave Nashville a 4-0 lead.

The first three Nashville batters reached in the fourth and two came around to score. Luke Maile drew a leadoff walk and scored on a double by Tim Lopes, and Reyes singled and scored on Green’s sacrifice fly to give the Sounds a 6-0 lead in the fourth.

Blaine Hardy made a spot start for Nashville and kept the Clippers off the board until the fourth inning when Bradley Zimmer cut the lead in half with a three-run homer. Hardy got a no decision and allowed just the three runs in four innings.

Reliever Bubba Derby tossed two scoreless innings to get the 6-3 lead to the seventh but Columbus slowly chipped away.

Daniel Johnson’s RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh made it 6-4 and Zimmer’s RBI single in the eighth trimmed the lead to 6-5.

Hoby Milner allowed the Zimmer single but retired the next four batters he faced to pick up his third save of the season. Derby earned the win and is now 3-0.

Game three of the six-game series is scheduled for Thursday night in Columbus. Right-hander Zack Godley (1-0, 1.29) starts for Nashville against right-hander Eli Morgan (0-1, 3.95) for Columbus. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. central time.

Post-Game Notes

  • Nashville has won a season-best eight straight games, the longest active winning streak in Minor League Baseball. The Sounds have won 14 of their last 17 games.
  • The Sounds improved their record to 14-5, the best mark in the Triple-A East League.
  • Zach Green drove in three runs tonight and has 20 on the season – tied for the most in the Triple-A East League.

 


Box Score

Nashville 6, Columbus 5

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0
Columbus 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 9 1

 

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single-game tickets are on sale now for all remaining 2021 home games. For more information call 615.690.4487 or e-mail .

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