Topic: Alberto Bastardo
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped their fourth straight game on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium, losing 5-1 to the Albuquerque Isotopes in the opener of a four-game series.
Isotopes pitchers held the Sounds to four hits in the contest and Nashville (8-12) went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position on the evening.
Albuquerque third baseman Corey Smith (2-for-3) gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning with a two-out solo home run to center off Sounds starter Amaury Rivas that cleared the wall just to the left of the 24-foot high batter’s eye. The blast was the infielder’s third of the year.
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds powered past the Albuquerque Isotopes, 12-6, on Monday afternoon at Isotopes Park in the finale of a four-game set.
With the victory, Nashville (55-47) splits the season series with Albuquerque, 8-8, for the second consecutive season.
The Sounds erupted for seven runs in the opening frame as the Sounds batted around for the sixth time this year, highlighted by outfielder Lorenzo Cain hitting two triples off Albuquerque starter Alberto Bastardo in the same inning.
Cain led off the contest with his first triple to right field and scored the first run on a Norris Hopper RBI single in the next at-bat. Bastardo then offered up a two-run home run to Joe Koshansky over the right field wall for a 3-0 lead. Koshansky’s homer was his team-leading 17th of the season and his second straight game with a long ball.
The game was called due to rain at the conclusion of the seventh inning, following a 30-minute delay.
Isotopes starter John Ely turned in a quality start and Albuquerque hitters belted a trio of three-run homers on the evening to contribute to the victory.
Ely (4-1) was credited with a complete game as he held the Sounds to two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out five batters in the outing.
The Sounds (54-47) took a short-lived lead in the top of the first inning as Lorenzo Cain opened with contest with double to center off Albuquerque starter John Ely then scored on Mat Gamel’s one-out RBI single. Gamel’s run-scoring knock increased his longest hitting streak of the year to nine games. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds endured a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium in a contest that featured more runs scored (16) than total hits (14).
The loss was the second in a row for Nashville (51-45) following a three-game win streak and dropped the Sounds a game and a half behind first-place Iowa, which swept a doubleheader against Oklahoma City.
The game got off to a sloppy start as the teams played a 37-minute first inning that including nine runs scored on only two hits. The clubs combined for four errors, five walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the opening frame.
Sounds pitcher Chris Waters suffered through a disastrous start as Albuquerque plated six first-inning runs using only one hit. The left-hander matched his season high for walks in a game within the first seven batters of the contest, issuing five free passes over that stretch including one with the bases loaded. «Read the rest of this article»
Trent Oeltjen returns to Nashville and drives in Winning-Run
Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes, 7-6, in 13 innings on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game set.
In his first game playing in Nashville single joining the Dodgers organization, Isotopes outfielder Trent Oeltjen knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 13th inning, as Justin Sellers smacked a double to begin frame. Sellers moved to second on a sacrifice, and later scored as Oeltjen grounded out to first baseman Joe Koshansky.
At four hours and twenty minutes, it was Nashville’s (51-44) longest game this season, as the club moved to 5-6 in extra-inning ball on the year.
The Isotopes used seven pitchers in the game, as Jesus Castillo (1-3) allowed one hit over 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball to pick up the win. Jack Taschner earned his second save. «Read the rest of this article»
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