Topic: Chuck Lofgren
Des Moines, IA – PCL home run leader Anthony Rizzo belted a pair of longballs and drove in four runs to power the Iowa Cubs to a 14-3 triumph over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday afternoon at Principal Park in the finale of a six-game series.
Eight of Iowa’s 15 hits on the day went for extra bases, including four home runs. The I-Cubs won four of the six contests in the series against the Sounds (24-40).
Cubs catcher Juan Apodaca joined Rizzo with four RBIs on the day and also homered.
Katin Homers, Koshansky Extends Hit Streak To 18 For Nashville In Losing Effort
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds wrapped up their 2010 slate on the short end of a 10-2 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs in a Labor Day finale on Monday afternoon at Zephyr Field.
With the defeat, Nashville (77-67) split the four-game series with New Orleans but finished the year with an 11-5 victory in the season series against the Z’s.
Brendan Katin (2-for-3) drove in both Sounds runs on the afternoon and finished the year with 76 RBIs, second-most on the club.
First baseman Joe Koshansky went 1-for-4 on the day for Nashville to close out the year with an 18-game hitting streak, tied for the 6th-longest streak by a Pacific Coast League player all season and the best effort by a Sounds batter since Vinny Rottino hit in 24 straight in 2008.
Katin got the scoring started as he continued his late-season surge at the plate with a two-out solo homer to left in the top of the first inning to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead. «Read the rest of this article»
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with Oklahoma City on Wednesday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, taking the opener, 9-5, and dropping the extra-inning nightcap, 3-2.
Nashville (73-65) moved to 6-8 in doubleheader action with the split. Brendan Katin went a combined 4-for-8 with three home runs in the twinbill, while Joe Koshansky extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games with hits in both games.
Six Sounds recorded multiple hits in the Nashville’s early afternoon victory after the club banged out 15 hits. Koshansky went 3-for-4 while Katin his first home run on the day.
The Sounds took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as Adam Stern hit a leadoff double and scored on an RBI single from Eric Farris. Erick Almonte scored the club’s next run in the top of the fourth inning when Koshansky singled to center field for his team-leading 75th RBI. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville Will Play Back-To-Back Twinbills In Oklahoma City On Wednesday and Thursday
Oklahoma City, OK – Tuesday evening’s doubleheader between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City RedHawks at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark was postponed due to rain.
The teams will make up the two contests in back-to-back doubleheaders on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday’s doubleheader will begin at 3:05pm CT. Left-hander Chase Wright (7-8, 4.94) is scheduled to start Wednesday’s first game for the Sounds opposite right-hander Omar Beltre (3-8, 2.53). Left-hander Chuck Lofgren (7-8, 5.14) toes the rubber in the nightcap for Nashville against Doug Mathis (5-6, 5.75).
Thursday’s doubleheader start time has not yet been announced.
With the loss, Nashville fell to 72-64 and has now dropped 17 of the last 20 games at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City during the last three seasons.
Eric Farris went 3-for-4 while swiping a team-high three stolen bases, marking the third time a Sound has achieved the feat after Trent Oeltjen and Norris Hopper each stole three bases in a game this season.
The Sounds lone run came on the first play of the game, as Adam Stern crushed the second pitch from RedHawks starter Brandon McCarthy over the left field wall to give Nashville the early 1-0 lead. It was Stern’s fifth home run of the season and Nashville’s first game opening home run since Tony Gwynn went yard on May 11, 2009 at Omaha.
Oklahoma City went ahead by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 2-1 lead. After former Sound Hernan Iribarren walked and Matthew Brown singled, Gregorio Petit hit a two-out two-run double to left field before being thrown out trying to stretch the hit in to a triple to end the inning. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Ray Olmedo was a triple away from the cycle in the Nashville Sounds’ 7-4 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Taco Bell Throwback Thursday at Greer Stadium in the second game of a five-game set.
It was the seventh time in the last 14 games that Olmedo produced multiple hits, as the veteran left-fielder went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double while driving in and scoring three runs out of the leadoff spot.
Nashville (70-62) has now won four consecutive games and eight of its last 11 contests, temporarily moving to 4.5 games behind first place Iowa in the PCL Northern Division.
The Sounds jumped on the board in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead. After Adam Stern and Mat Gamel reached base, professional hitter Erick Almonte crushed a two-run double down the left field line to plate both runners as Gamel slid under Neil Wilson’s the tag at home plate. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville Falls 7 Games Behind Division-Leading I-Cubs
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs scored four unanswered runs to hang a 4-3 defeat on the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series.
With the win, the first-place I-Cubs stretched their lead over Nashville (66-61) to seven games in the PCL American Conference Northern Division, matching the Sounds’ largest deficit of the season.
The Nashville bullpen was unable to protect a 3-0 lead for Sounds starter Chase Wright, who took a no-decision and has notched just one victory in his last 11 trips to the hill.
Sounds first baseman Joe Koshansky gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when he slugged his team-leading 21st home run of the season, a one-out shot to left-center off Iowa starter Jeff Samardzija. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Salt Lake right-hander Matt Palmer hurled seven scoreless innings to lead the visiting Bees to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Friday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.
Palmer (2-1) lowered his ERA to 0.72 on the year with an impressive start, earning the win after holding the Sounds to three hits while striking out four over his seven frames.
Salt Lake took a 2-0 lead against Nashville starter Sam Narron in the second inning. Mark Trumbo led off with a single before scoring on Paul McAnulty’s RBI double to left. Nick Gorneault later plated the frame’s second run with a sacrifice fly.
The Bees doubled their advantage to 4-0 in the fourth. Trumbo (2-for-4) and McAnulty (3-for-5) led off with consecutive singles to put runners on the corners for top Angels prospect Hank Conger (3-for-5), who ripped an RBI double off the top of the left field wall. Former Sound Luis Figueroa followed with a sacrifice fly to left. «Read the rest of this article»
Reno, NV – The Reno Aces rapped out 15 hits en route to a 12-1 spanking of the Nashville Sounds on Wednesday evening at Aces Ballpark in the opener of a four-game series.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Nashville (59-52), which fell to four games behind division-leading Iowa.
The Sounds took a short-lived 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Lorenzo Cain led off the contest with a single before scoring the game’s first run on Brendan Katin’s two-out RBI double off rehabbing Aces starter and former Sound Kris Benson.
The run would be the only one of the night for Nashville, which was held to just six hits on the evening by a pair of Reno hurlers. Katin finished 2-for-3 for the Sounds’ lone multiple-hit effort.
Reno tied it in the second when ex-Sound Cole Gillespie drew an inning-opening walk from Chuck Löfgren and later scored on Mark Hallberg’s single to right. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN -– The Nashville Sounds derailed the Round Rock Express, 4-2, on Tuesday night at historic Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set.
Luis Cruz recorded his team-leading ninth three-hit game of the season in the win, while Mat Gamel and Adam Stern each added two hits.
Winners of the last three games and six of the last seven contests against Round Rock, Nashville’s (59-51) victory tonight knotted the season series, 8-8.
The Sounds scored first for 68th time this season, as second baseman Eric Farris smacked a double down the first base line and scored as Mat Gamel hit a bloop single to centerfield. The RBI was Gamel’s 22nd RBI in the last 16 games.
Nashville plated another run in the next inning as Luis Cruz and Adam Stern hit consecutive single to open the frame. Cruz advanced to third on a wild pitch from Express starter Yorman Bazardo and came home for a 2-0 lead on an infield groundout from Ben Johnson. «Read the rest of this article»
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