Topic: Brett Eibner
Nashville, TN – For the second straight night, the Nashville Sounds walked off on the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning to score a win at First Tennessee Park. Jaff Decker raced home from third on a throwing error by Oklahoma City’s Max Muncy to give the Sounds a 5-4 win in front of 9,407 fans Sunday night.
With the game square at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Decker’s two-out base hit sparked the game-winning rally. The speedy center fielder swiped second base and moved to third on Ross Stripling’s wild pitch.
Nashville, TN – Marcus Semien’s first game in a Sounds uniform was a memorable one as he lifted Nashville past Oklahoma City 5-4 with a two-run, walk-off single. The win snapped a seven-game drought against the Dodgers.
The Sounds jumped out to an early lead as Semien, with the team on a rehab assignment from Oakland, scampered home on a wild pitch from Dodgers starter Scott Barlow. Nashville doubled its lead the next inning. Beau Taylor roped a double down the right field line and came home to score when Yairo Munoz lined a pitch back up the middle into center field.
In the top of the fourth inning Oklahoma City cut the lead in half. Willie Calhoun led off with a soft line drive into center field followed by a ground rule double to straight-away center field from Scott Van Slyke.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds (36-38) matched the Oklahoma City Dodgers with six hits Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, but failed to convert chances as the home team took the victory, 4-1.
Sounds centerfielder Jaff Decker, 2-for-4, provided the team’s lone run in the game with a solo home run in the fifth off Oklahoma City starter Wilmer Font (6-4).
Opposite Font was right-handed pitcher Ben Bracewell (0-1) manning the bump for Nashville in his Triple-A debut. The 26-year-old used 74 pitches to collect four strikeouts over four innings and walk three.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds used a balanced offensive attack and a solid performance from starter Zach Neal on the way to a series-opening 5-3 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Nashville (4-8) busted out of an offensive funk and put up nine hits and drew four walks to give Neal some overdue run support. The right-hander responded with 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball to pick up his first win of the season. Neal limited Oklahoma City (7-6) to six hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out five.
Sounds avoid back-to-back shutout losses with run in eighth inning
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds’ bats remained silent for the second consecutive night as they were defeated 8-1 by the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Sounds lit up the scoreboard in the eighth inning to snap a streak of 16 consecutive innings without scoring a run.
Justin Masterson (1-0, 2.25) was masterful on the mound for the Dodgers (4-4). The Sounds (3-5) had no answer for the 32-year-old who gave up just two hits in five innings of work and fanned five batters on just 69 pitches.
The Dodgers opened the scoring in the second inning off Zach Neal (0-1, 4.15) when third baseman, Rob Segedin, led off the inning with a base hit and came around to score on a Brett Eibner sacrifice fly to left field.
Four-Run First Inning Paces Oklahoma City
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds managed just five hits in a 5-0 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 6,815 fans Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Oklahoma City (3-4) used a four-run first inning against Nashville (3-4) starter Daniel Gossett to take control of the game. Leadoff hitter Chris Taylor walked to start the contest and quickly moved to third on Willie Calhoun’s base hit to right field.
Gossett struck out O’Koyea Dickson, but a fielding error by right fielder Andrew Lambo allowed Taylor to score, and another batter to reach. Alex Verdugo knocked in a run with a double, and former Sound Brett Eibner collected an RBI with a base hit.
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds held off a late Colorado Springs rally for a 5-4 win Thursday night at Security Service Field.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, Sounds reliever Eduard Santos worked himself out of a jam. Santos got Sky Sox Andrew Susac to hit a ground ball to Chad Pinder who stepped on second to preserve the 5-4 Sounds win.
J.B. Wendelken started the Sounds ninth as he came on with two outs in the eighth inning to replace Angel Castro as the Sounds lead 5-2. Josmil Pinto led off the ninth with a walk to start the Sky Sox rally. Wendelken then settled himself and promptly struck out the next two batters in Michael Reed and Yadiel Rivera.
Colorado Springs, CO – Lewis Brinson hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Wednesday night at Security Service Field.
With the Sounds (63-49) leading 1-0 in the seventh, Brinson clobbered a 2-1 pitch from reliever Tucker Healy over the left field wall for the slam.
The long ball came after two singles and a walk to load the bases. Brinson was just acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers in a deadline deal with the Texas Rangers.
Aaron Kurcz, R.J. Alvarez Star, Hurl 4.1 Scoreless Out of Pen
Papillion, NB – Nashville scored a run in the eighth and two in the ninth, coming from behind to beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 5-3 at Werner Park on Monday night.
Brett Eibner and Omaha got on the scoreboard first when the Storm Chasers left fielder took Cody Martin deep in the second inning, tallying his 16th home run of the campaign. The home team would then extend their lead to 3-0 on a Francisco Pena two-run double a couple innings later.
Nashville began to chip away at the lead in the fifth. Andy Parrino and Bryan Anderson reached base and Niuman Romero came to the dish.
Brent Morel Hits First Homer With Sounds
Papillion, NB – The Nashville Sounds were unable to come from behind on Sunday night at Omaha, falling 11-5 at Werner Park.
A highly anticipated pitching matchup between red-hot Sounds starter Zach Neal and impressive Kansas City Royals prospect Miguel Almonte quickly turned into a slugfest, as the teams combined to smack three homers in the first inning.
Sounds third baseman Brent Morel was the first player to go deep, driving in Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle with a two-out, three-run blast. Casey Kotchman then raised the ante, taking Neal deep for a grand slam. Omaha would bat around in the frame, adding a two-run homer by Francisco Pena to go up 6-3.
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