Topic: Christian Villanueva
Nashville, TN – The El Paso Chihuahuas scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to grab an 8-6 win over the Nashville Sounds, spoiling Bark in the Park Night in front of 8,691 humans and 500+ dogs at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.
Nashville (13-16) scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to even the game at 6-6 only to see El Paso do the exact same in the ninth to steal a series-clinching win.
Reliever Ross Detwiler started the top of the ninth for the Sounds and got two quick outs before yielding a walk to Diego Goris. The Sounds turned to right-hander Simon Castro out of the bullpen. He hit Dusty Coleman with a pitch, and then allowed consecutive run-scoring singles to Christian Villanueva and Rocky Gale.
Brent Morel Posts Season-High Three Hits
Des Moines, IA – Zach Neal notched a quality start, but it was not enough as Nashville fell 3-1 to Iowa at Principal Park on Wednesday Night.
Neal no-hit the I-Cubs for the first three innings before Matt Szczur led off the fourth with a double. Next batter Javier Baez tripled, scoring Szczur and giving the home team the first run of the game. Christian Villanueva then hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Baez and the Cubs led 2-0.
Nate Freiman Continues Hot Hitting With Three-Hit Night
Nashville, TN – After 12 innings of back-and-forth play, the Nashville Sounds fell 5-4 to the Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park on Thursday night.
The Sounds scored twice in the third inning to start the scoring. Craig Gentry keyed the attack, stealing his team-leading 18th base to get into scoring position with two outs. Jason Pridie and Nate Freiman then strung together a pair of back-to-back hits to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead.
Newest Sound, Brent Morel, got in on the act in the fifth, doubling in Joey Wendle to extend the lead to 3-0. Morel was signed as a minor league free agent by Oakland A’s today. The third baseman was granted free agency from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 28th.
Nate Freiman’s Two-Run Single Gives Sounds Their Seventh Come-From-Behind Win
Nashville, TN – The Sounds entered the bottom of the eighth inning down by two runs but rattled off four runs and evened the series against the Cubs on Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park with a 6-4 victory.
Nashville’s largest output in the eighth inning this season had been three runs, but they surpassed that by plating four, all with two outs. Niuman Romero singled to lead off and Bryan Anderson followed with a walk. After having the next two batters record outs, the inning rested on Ryan Roberts, who drove in Romero by singling to right.
Nashville Sounds Opens Four-Game Set With New Orleans Starting Saturday Night At First Tennessee Park
Des Moines, IA – The Sounds outhit the Cubs for the second straight game and a late comeback fell short once again, as Iowa swiped another one-run contest from Nashville on Friday night at Principal Park, 6-5.
The Sounds dropped to a season-worst nine games below the .500 mark with the loss and are now 6-13 on the road. In addition, Nashville fell to 4-9 in one-run contests and were just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position on the night.
Iowa took their third game of the series and had control of the contest from the beginning.
Nashville Sounds’ Pat Venditte Tosses Season-High 5 K’s
Des Moines, IA – Down 2-0, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Iowa Cubs rallied to beat the Sounds 3-2 at Principal Park on Wednesday.
Sounds pitching held the Cubs to just two hits through eight innings of play. Ryan Verdugo pitched well on limited rest, yielding just one hit and striking out three over 4.1 innings. Switch pitcher Pat Venditte threw 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, surrendering just a double. He recorded a season-high five strikeouts and was in line to secure his second win.
Nashville Sounds Turn Season-High Four Double Plays
Nashville, TN – Behind Brad Mills’ first victory of the season, the Sounds held on to beat the Iowa Cubs, 6-3, at Principal Park on Tuesday night.
Nate Freiman made productive outs to score the Sounds first two runs of the game. After a Kent Matthes double, he grounded out to plate shortstop Andy Parrino and then in the third inning he hit a sacrifice fly to score Craig Gentry. Gentry had stolen both second and third base to get in to scoring position.
The Sounds added another run in the sixth when Ryan Roberts drove in Jason Pridie with an RBI-double. The Cubs followed, cutting the lead to 3-2 via a Javy Baez solo homer.
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Nashville’s Kevin Mattison Homers; Brad Mills Logs Quality Start in Loss
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds could not overcome a few ill-timed mistakes and a solid start from Iowa Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada in a 4-2 loss Tuesday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
Trailing by three in the ninth, outfielder Kevin Mattison narrowed the deficit to 4-2 when he led off with a solo home run. The blast was his fifth of the season. Later in the inning, the Sounds brought the winning run to the plate following two-out singles from Jeff Bianchi and Hector Gomez, but Iowa reliever Blake Parker struck out Sean Halton to end the game.
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Nashville’s Mike Fiers Earns 8th Quality Start in Loss
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (31-27) had their four-game winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium, as the visiting Iowa Cubs worked a pair of two-run homers for the 5-2 road victory.
The I-Cubs first touched Sounds starter Mike Fiers (6-3) for a home run in the second inning. Christian Villanueva’s blast to left field scored Chris Valaika, who singled to lead off the inning for the initial 2-0 advantage.
Nashville, TN – Sean Halton went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Taylor Green and Irving Falu each homered to lead the Nashville Sounds to their sixth straight win, a 5-1 victory over the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
The first-place Sounds (18-12) have won nine of their last 10 games and improved to 10-4 in home contests this season with the triumph.
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