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Velez Homers with Three RBIs; Morris Goes 3-For-4 with Two Doubles
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds never recovered from a three-run fifth inning turned in by the Omaha Storm Chasers, who edged the Sounds by a 6-5 margin Sunday afternoon at Werner Park.
With the game tied 2-2, Sounds starting pitcher Hiram Burgos (0-1) allowed three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, including a pair of RBI doubles to give the Storm Chasers their three-run advantage.
Burgos, the Brewers 2012 minor league pitcher of the year, was charged the loss and finished with five runs, three earned, on seven hits through 4 1/3 innings of work. He had one walk and one strikeout before reliever Alfredo Figaro stepped to the rubber in the fifth.
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Top Prospect Nelson Wins Season Debut For Nashville
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with the Omaha Storm Chasers on Saturday afternoon at Werner Park. The Sounds won the opener, 2-1, before suffering a walkoff 4-3 loss in the nightcap.
In the opener, top Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson turned in a quality start to lead the Sounds to a 2-1 victory.
Nelson (1-0) held the Storm Chasers to one run on three hits while striking out four batters in six innings of work, tossing 91 pitches on the afternoon.
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds suffered their third straight loss to division-leading Omaha, falling 4-1 to the Storm Chasers on Sunday afternoon at Werner Park.
Nashville (38-71), which has dropped five of its last six after opening with four wins in their first five contests out of the All-Star break, is just 4-11 against Omaha this season.
Papillion, NE – Despite Blake Lalli’s heroic two-homer effort Saturday night at Werner Park, the Nashville Sounds dropped the game in extra innings, losing to the Omaha Storm Chasers by the final score of 5-4.
Down 4-2 with two outs in the ninth inning, Sounds first baseman Lalli tied the game with his second home run of the night. The shot got just beyond the glove of a leaping Anthony Seratelli at the right-field wall and sent the game into extras.
Nashville, TN – Omaha Storm Chasers catcher Brett Hayes belted a pair of home runs to lead the visiting Storm Chasers to a 10-7 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Monday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.
Hayes’ outburst marked his third two-homer game against the Sounds this season. The backstop has hit all six of his homers versus Nashville, batting .500 (11-for-22) against them on the year.
Nashville, TN – Hunter Morris and Caleb Gindl each homered to power the Nashville Sounds to a 5-3 victory over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park.
The win gave the Sounds their first winning road series of the season as they took three of four from Memphis. Nashville (21-40) wrapped up its road trip with a 4-4 mark.
De La Cruz Dominates Again For Nashville In No-Decision
Nashville, TN – Johnny Giovatella’s two-out RBI single off Sounds reliever Justin James in the top of the ninth inning gave the visiting Omaha Storm Chasers a 2-1 victory over the Sounds on Monday evening at Greer Stadium.
The loss, the Sounds’ third in a row to their division rivals, was the league-leading seventh one-run defeat suffered by Nashville (8-11) this season.
In the top of the ninth, Eric Hosmer (3-for-4) led off with a single to right. After a pair of flyouts, Hosmer stole second and then scored when Giovatella laced his game-winning single into the gap in right-center, resulting in the first run allowed by James all season. The right-hander opened the year with 8 2/3 scoreless frames of relief for Nashville.
Papillon, NE – The Nashville Sounds lost 2-1 to the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers in the first-ever game played at Werner Park on Saturday night. Nashville matched a season-low six hits on the evening while facing six Omaha pitchers.
All four of Nashville’s (5-4) defeats this season have come by one run, including twice in extra innings.
The Storm Chasers scored both runs in the bottom of the third inning. David Lough doubled in the beginning of the frame and attempted to score on an Eric Hosmer single, but was the victim of the Sounds’ seventh outfield assist of the early season as Brett Carroll threw Lough out at home plate to save a run. It was Carroll’s league-leading fourth outfield assist.
Mike Strasinger, Nashville Sounds
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6-5, on Thursday night at Greer Stadium to earn a four-game split.
First baseman Koby Clemens led the charge for Oklahoma City, hitting a home run with four RBIs in the contest.
Left-hander Chase Wright (0-1) began with two scoreless innings in relief in his 2011 Sounds debut, but ran into trouble in the top of the ninth inning. Wright allowed a hit sandwiched between two walks to load the bases, and then an RBI infield-groundout by Clemons for the go-ahead run.
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