Durham, NC – For the first time this season in 52 games, the Nashville Sounds were unable to score a run in a game, as they were blanked 5-0 by the Durham Bulls on Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Their streak of eight non-losing series to open the season will require a win Sunday in the finale in Durham to move to nine.
Starter Alec Bettinger (0-1) delivered five solid innings in the loss. He walked none and yielded just three hits, but one was a two-run homer in the second by Tristan Gray.
The Sounds had seven hits in the game, including one in each of the first three innings against Josh Fleming (5-0). Davis and Andruw Monasterio each had two, and Mark Mathias, Brice Turang, and Abraham Almonte each had one. Fleming recorded 10 of Durham 15’s strikeouts.
The six-game series and 12-game road trip conclude Sunday afternoon at 4:05pm CT. Right-hander Dylan File (2-1, 3.86) will start for the Sounds (34-18), and right-hander Shane Baz (0-0, 1.04) is scheduled for Durham (28-25) as part of a major league rehab assignment.
- Jonathan Davis went 2-for-4 and moved his on-base streak to 17 games…he’s hitting .304 (21-for-69) during the streak, and it was the 5th-longest active streak in the International League entering play Saturday.
- Abraham Almonte went 1-for-4 and moved his hitting streak to seven games…he’s hitting .305 (18-for-59) in 15 games since returning from the injured list.
- Durham starter Josh Fleming struck out 10 Sounds hitters, the first time an opposing pitcher fanned 10+ Sounds since July 9th, 2021 (Kyle Muller, Gwinnett).
- Mark Mathias went 1-for-4 and is 3-for-10 with a homer and three walks since returning from a stint with the Brewers.
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