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Nashville Sounds drop Doubleheader to Gwinnett Stripers

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Gwinnett Stripers powered their way to a sweep of the Nashville Sounds in a doubleheader Thursday at Coolray Field. Gwinnett hit two home runs in each game and shutout the Nashville offense in game two.

The Stripers outhit the Sounds 10-5 on their way to a 7-2 win in game one. Jason Kipnis and Sean Kazmar Jr. each hit two-run homers to pace the Stripers.

Jamie Westbrook drilled a two-run home run in the seventh to give Nashville their two runs. Lorenzo Cain played in his first game with the Sounds on MLB rehab assignment, he went 1-for-2 and started in center field.

Gwinnett Stripers Hit Four Home Runs to Sweep Doubleheader against Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Gwinnett Stripers Hit Four Home Runs to Sweep Doubleheader against Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Gwinnett picked up right where they left off in game one when Cristian Pache led off the first frame with a home run.

Just an inning later, Drew Waters crushed a three-run homer to give the Stripers a quick 4-0 lead.

Gwinnett added a run in the third and fourth inning in their 6-0 win.

Matt Lipka recorded the only hit for the Sounds in game two. The one hit is a season-low.

Game five of the seven-game series is scheduled for Friday night in Gwinnett. Right-hander Josh Lindblom (2-0, 0.95) starts for Nashville against left-hander Kyle Muller (2-1, 4.60) for Gwinnett. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. central time.

Post-Game Notes

  • Nashville has lost eight of their last 12 games on the road.
  • Jamie Westbrook has reached base safely in 22 consecutive games…batting .379 (33-for-87) with 18 runs, 8 doubles, 6 home runs and 24 RBI…he has 10 multi-hit efforts during that span.
  • The Sounds are 2-2 in doubleheaders this season…Nashville swept Toledo in a twinbill on 5/7.
  • Nashville was shutout for the third time this season and first since 6/5 at Charlotte.
  • Nashville posted a season-low with one hit.

Box Score – Game 1

Nashville 2, Gwinnett 7

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 2     2 5 0
Gwinnett 1 0 2 2 2 0 X     7 10 1

 


Box Score – Game 2

Nashville 0, Gwinnett 6

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 1 1
Gwinnett 1 3 1 1 0 0 X     6 10 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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