Topic: Dan Otero
Tacoma, WA – Young Jesus Zambrano provided a welcomed spark during the second game of a doubleheader against Tacoma on Sunday night, making a strong debut and helping Nashville to an 8-4 win in the series finale.
It had been a tough series for the Nashville pitching staff going into Sunday’s series finale, but when the youthful Zambrano was called upon, he answered in a big way. Fresh off his 19th birthday just one week ago, the right-hander was promoted from the AZL A’s earlier in the day to make his first start above the Arizona League level in his brief three-year career. He did not disappoint.
Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Ladendorf Both Hit Their First Home Runs In Loss
Tacoma, WA – The Sounds blasted two early home runs but fell short in Thursday’s series opener at Cheney Stadium, losing 12-5 to the Tacoma Rainiers.
Nashville had Brad Mills slated to make the Thursday evening start, but reliever Dan Otero stepped in to make a spot-start instead. The right-hander had not allowed a run in his last 19 innings of work dating back to June 19th, but had Tacoma plate four runs in his second and final inning of the start. Shawn O’Malley delivered the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer to help the Rainiers to an early 4-1 lead.
All Nine Sounds Hitters Record a Hit, Cody Martin Notches Quality Start
Reno, NV – The Nashville Sounds hit parade continued on Tuesday night as they out-slugged Reno 7-4 at Aces Ballpark.
The first inning began how many opening frame have started this season for Nashville, the red-hot Joey Wendle smacked his 37th double of the season and came around to score on a Jason Pridie single. The outfielder became the first Sound to hit the 80 RBI plateau on the play.
Reno immediately answered, getting a run on a sacrifice fly by Jamie Romak. The Aces would load the bases, but Sounds’ starter Cody Martin struck Todd Glaesmann out swinging to leave them loaded. Nashville is now outscoring their opponents 80-50 in the opening frame this season.
Outfielder Jake Smolinski Scores Four Runs, Blasts Ninth Homer This Season
Des Moines, IA – Jake Smolinski left his mark on Thursday night’s game in Iowa and helped lead Nashville to an 8-4 win over the Cubs at Principal Park.
Smolinski was perfect at the plate, collecting his third three-hit game as a Sound and scoring four times. The outfielder smashed a clutch three-run bomb in the seventh inning, doubled in the second and raised his average to .425 in PCL play this season. Smolinski’s four runs were the most in a game by a Nashville player this season.
The 26-year-old started the two-run second by lining his 14th double of the season to left.
Dan Otero Throws Three Scoreless in First Career Start
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds cruised to an 8-0, seven-inning win over the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.
The Sounds immediately jumped on Redbirds spot-starter Tyler Waldron. Joey Wendle started the rally with a single, then Jason Pridie walked and Jake Smolinski reached on an infield single to load the bases for Max Muncy.
Muncy then walked to drive in a run. In his first career Triple-A plate appearance, Rangel Ravelo came up next and delivered for Nashville, knocking in two with a single and the Sounds led 3-0.
Barry Zito Hurls Six One-Hit Innings
Nashville, TN – Trailing 3-0, the Nashville Sounds scored eight unanswered runs, defeating Memphis 8-3 at First Tennessee Park on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.
The contest was the completion from a suspended game from the night before. The two teams got through a half-inning of action on Wednesday before rain ended play. In that half-inning on Wednesday, Sounds starter Nate Long was responsible for giving up three runs on two hits, struggling with his control, walking three batters in the frame.
Chris Bassitt Fans Eight Over Five Plus Innings
Nashville, TN – The Sounds walked off 3-2 over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in extraordinary fashion at First Tennessee Park on Friday night.
The Sounds led 1-0 for much of the game but lost the lead when Ryan Cook failed to complete a four-out save. The Dodgers stole two bases in the frame, getting runs via a sacrifice fly from top prospect Corey Seager and a triple off the bat of Chris Heisey.
Trailing 2-1 with two outs in the ninth, it appeared the game was over, but to their credit Craig Gentry and the Sounds did not quit.
Electric Crowd Of 10,542 Marks Nashville’s Eighth Sellout In 33 Openings
Nashville, TN – The Sounds and Storm Chasers were scoreless through nine innings in Friday night’s pitchers’ duel at First Tennessee Park, but Omaha scored in the tenth and secured a 1-0 win.
The neck of the guitar-shaped scoreboard at First Tennessee Park displayed zeros on both sides for nine innings. Finally in the tenth, Omaha’s designated hitter Casey Kotchman lifted a sacrifice fly to left that scored Paulo Orlando for the game’s only tally. It was the second straight one-run contest that went the Storm Chasers’ direction to open the series.
Zach Neal Suffers First Loss of the Season
Oklahoma City, OK – For the first time this season Sounds’ starter Zach Neal was beaten, as Oklahoma City defeated Nashville 6-4 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday night.
Neal had five wins in as many appearances with Nashville posting a 1.60 ERA entering tonight’s action, including a win over Oklahoma City at First Tennessee Park on April 24th. After giving up just six runs all season, the Dodgers matched that total, knocking the Sounds’ starter out of the game with just one out in the fifth.
Chris Bassitt, Arnold Leon Pitch Well in Losses
Metairie, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Nashville Sounds twice on Monday night at Zephyr Field, taking game one 4-3, and game two 3-1.
The first matchup featured the completion of the contest the two teams began on April 27th, a game that Arnold Leon initially started. The Zephyrs could not use their original starter, Adam Conley, because he was promoted to Miami yesterday. Leon threw 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball before rain ended his outing the first time.
After the game resumed, Leon retired the first 9 batters he faced before Juan Diaz singled with two outs in the seventh. Leon would walk the next two batters and manager Steve Scarsone went to his bullpen attempting to preserve the 2-0 lead the Sounds had earned via RBI from Joey Wendle and Kent Matthes earlier in the game.
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