Topic: Brett Carroll
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds found the win column for the first time in 2012 as the New Orleans Zephyrs were held to four hits in a 1-0 shutout in the finale of a four-game set on Easter Sunday at Zephyr Field.
After dropping the first three games of the series, the Sounds avoided a sweep and recorded the second shutout in the Pacific Coast League this season. Nashville posted five shutouts in 2011.
Nashville Continues Recent Hot Play But Loses Butler To Injury
Des Moines, Iowa – The Nashville Sounds recorded their third straight win over the division-rival Iowa Cubs, triumphing 10-2 on Wednesday evening at Principal Park.
The victory was the season-best fifth consecutive road win for Nashville (46-52), which has won seven of its last 10 contests overall.
Every Sounds position player contributed to the club’s 16-hit effort except Wil Nieves (0-for-4), paced by three-hit, two-RBI efforts from Jordan Brown and Caleb Gindl. Mat Gamel also logged three knocks on the night.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds plated a pair of runs without the benefit of a hit in the top of the tenth inning to hang a 5-3 defeat on the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Monday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series.
In the decisive tenth, Taylor Green and Mat Gamel drew back-to-back one-out walks from Iowa reliever Chris Carpenter before the pitcher-catcher exchange failed the I-Cubs. With an 0-2 count on Sounds catcher Mike Rivera, the next two offerings went to the screen to allow Nashville to take the lead.
Nashville’s Win Streak Snapped At Four
Nashville, TN – The Albuquerque Isotopes belted a pair of homers and plated five runs in the top of the thirteenth inning to post an 8-4 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium in the completion of Friday night’s game that was suspended early Saturday morning.
All five runs came against Sounds right-hander Frankie De La Cruz (3-6), who took the loss for Nashville (43-50).
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds posted a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night at Greer Stadium. The Sounds blanked the Isotopes, 5-0, in the opener and defeated Albuquerque, 4-2, in the twinbill nightcap.
With two victories on the evening, Nashville (43-49) moved to 6-4 in doubleheader play this season, while the sweep was Nashville’s first of this season and first since the Sounds took two from the Oklahoma City RedHawks on September 2nd, 2010.
Albuquerque, NM – Caleb Gindl hit for the cycle while Taylor Green hit a grand slam in a Nashville Sounds’ 9-5 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes in the finale of a four-game series on Sunday night at Isotopes Park.
Gindl became the third and most recent Sound to accomplish the feat in the team’s 34-year history. The right fielder ripped a triple in the second, homered in the third, doubled in the eighth, and completed the feat with a single in the ninth. Gindl went 4-for-5 with three runs scored to join J.R. House (2004) and Tike Redman (2001) as the only players to hit for the cycle in a Sounds uniform.
Fiers Earns Win In 1st Triple-A Start
Albuquerque, NM – Brett Carroll belted a go-ahead, two-run homer and Mike Fiers turned in a solid outing in his first Triple-A start to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 3-1 victory over Albuquerque on Saturday evening at Isotopes Park.
With the win, Nashville (40-49) snapped a three-game skid as well as its seven-game road losing streak.
Fiers (1-0) earned a win in his first career Triple-A start. The right-hander held Albuquerque to one run on four hits over five innings, walking three batters and striking out five during his 88-pitch effort.
Nashville Drops 7th Straight Road Game
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds dropped their second straight game in Albuquerque on Friday evening, falling 7-1 at Isotopes Park.
The defeat was the seventh straight road loss for Nashville (39-49), which is just 1-5 in Albuquerque this season.
Isotopes starter John Ely (6-5) turned in a quality outing, picking up the win by holding the Sounds to one run on six hits over seven strong innings.
The Sounds missed out on an early scoring chance against Ely. With the bases loaded and one out, the right-hander induced an inning-ending 1-2-3 double play from Nashville third baseman Andy Gonzalez to escape the jam unscathed.
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds were held to two hits by the Albuquerque Isotopes in a 5-1 loss on Thursday night at Isotopes Park in the opener of a four-game series.
Albuquerque starter Randy Keisler (5-4) earned the win and continued his dominance from the mound against the Sounds this season. The 35-year-old allowed one unearned run on just two hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings. In two starts, Keisler has picked up two wins while recording a 0.66 ERA (1er/13.2ip) against Nashville.
Edwin Maysonet’s double and Mike Rivera’s single accounted for the club’s only two hits.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost an extra-inning, 6-5 contest to division-rival Memphis Redbirds in the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium. Memphis plated the winning run on a Nashville fielding error in the top of the 13th inning, which snapped a streak of four errorless games for the Sounds.
Nashville (39-47) has played in a PCL-high 41 one-run games this season, going 18-23 in those contests. The Sounds’ 23 one-run losses are most in the PCL and account for nearly half of the club’s total defeats. Nashville also moved to 1-8 in extra-inning play.
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