Topic: Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds let a 3-1 lead slip away in the sixth inning and never recovered, falling 5-3 to the Iowa Cubs on Saturday night at Principal Park. The loss ended the Sounds’ win streak at four and officially eliminated them from playoff contention. It was just their third loss in the last 16 games.
The Sounds led 3-1 through five innings and got another strong start by Seth Maness. He yielded one run – a Robel Garcia homer in the second – on just two hits and walked none over five innings in a no-decision.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds were unable to complete a four-game sweep against the Omaha Storm Chasers Sunday night at First Tennessee Park, losing 7-4. Nashville scored runs in the eighth and ninth inning but were unable to stage a comeback.
Nick Solak led off the bottom of the first inning with the second inning. Scott Heineman scored Solak with his eighth home run of the season. That put Nashville up 2-0 early.
Taylor Featherston scored the first run of the game for Omaha with a solo home run in the top of the third inning. It was his first hit this season for the Storm Chasers. That cut Nashville’s lead 2-1.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds had 15 hits in 7-6 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes Sunday night at First Tennessee Park. Albuquerque left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth with one out but were unable to complete a late-inning comeback.
The Sound scored first in the bottom of the first inning when Matt Davidson hit an RBI ground out that scored Andy Ibanez. The Isotopes responded with two runs in the top of the second inning on a two-run home run by Drew Weeks, taking the 2-1 lead.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds Ronald Guzman hits grand slam in the second inning to give team an early lead. The Sounds hung on for a 7-6 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas in front of 6,828 fans Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park Wednesday.
With a 1-0 lead and the bases loaded in the second, Guzman drilled a 1-2 pitch from Dietrich Enns into the Vanderbilt Health Picnic Place in right-center for a grand slam and 5-0 lead. It was the second grand slam by a Nashville hitter in 2019, and Guzman’s first long ball with the team.
The Chihuahuas got a run-scoring fielder’s choice by Austin Allen and an RBI single by Seth Mejias-Brean in the top of the 10th inning to provide the difference.
Nashville starter Wes Benjamin turned in his best performance of the season but did not factor into the decision after the Sounds coughed up a lead. The southpaw tossed a season-high 6 2/3 innings and limited the Chihuahuas to one run on six hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out six.
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds scored three runs in the 10th inning to get 4-2 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes Saturday night at the Shrine on Airline. Tim Dillard, Locke St. John and David Carpenter combined to allow just one earned run, and Juremi Profar and Jose Trevino delivered run-scoring hits in the extra frame to lead the offense.
The Sounds had runners at second and third against Kyle Keller in the 10th when Profar singled to right to score Scott Heineman. Then Trevino laced a double off the wall in left to plate two more and put the Sounds ahead 4-1. Carpenter gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th and needed just six pitches to retire the Cakes for his league-best 18th save.
Nashville, TN – The Oklahoma City Dodgers rolled over the Nashville Sounds Tuesday night 16-1 at First Tennessee Park.
Oklahoma City hitters launched five home runs off Nashville pitching, including four off starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Trouble started in the first inning when Bibens-Dirkx walked the first three batters of the game. DJ Peters knocked in two runs with a base hit up the middle and Kyle Garlick hit the first home run of the night – a two-run shot to right-center to make it 4-0.
The Dodgers powered up again in the second with back-to-back home runs. Gavin Lux drilled a two-run blast to right-center and Will Smith followed with a solo homer to extend the lead to 7-0.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fall to the Iowa Cubs Sunday night at First Tennessee Park 8-4. The Sounds offense only managed four hits in the contest. The game was tied until the top of the sixth inning when the Cubs scored three runs and then scored two more in the ninth.
Matt Davidson took the lead for Nashville in the bottom of the first inning. After Willie Calhoun walked, Davidson hit his long ball over the right-center field wall to give the Sounds a 2-0 advantage early. But Iowa tied the game in the top of the third inning when Erick Castillo hit a two-run double to score Zack Short and Trent Giambrone.
San Antonio, TX – The Nashville Sounds lost a close one Tuesday night to the San Antonio Missions 6-5 at Nelson Wolff Stadium. San Antonio center fielder Trent Grisham hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Missions the win.
Grisham’s blast was off Nashville reliever Miguel Del Pozo and came with one out in the frame. It snapped a 5-5 tie in what was a back-and-forth game all night.
Neither team got length from their starting pitcher as Pedro Payano threw 79 pitches in 2 2/3 innings for the Sounds and Drew Smyly threw 83 pitches in 3 2/3 innings for the Missions. Payano allowed five earned runs and Smyly yielded four.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds defeated New Orleans Baby Cakes 11-7 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night. The Sounds scored six runs in the sixth inning and never looked back.
Just moments before the huge inning, the Baby Cakes plated a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to even the game at 2-2. The runs for New Orleans came just after Nashville starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx finished five shutout innings on the bump.
Nashville sent 11 to the plate in the sixth and collected seven consecutive hits. It started with Carlos Tocci’s base hit to right field. Eli White gave the Sounds the lead for good with a run-scoring triple down the left field line.
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