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Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds suffered a 9-5 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Friday evening at Zephyr Field, evening the series at one game apiece.
New Orleans got off to a quick start against Sounds starter Aaron Laffey, sending nine men to the plate during a three-run first inning. Jake Smolinski belted a two-run homer during the frame, his seventh roundtripper of the year.
Nashville’s R.J. Seidel Fans Seven In Winning Effort
Metairie, LA – After heading into the All-Star Break having lost nine of their last 10 games, the Nashville Sounds got off on the right foot Thursday night at Zephyr Field, winning their first game back by a 3-1 margin over the New Orleans Zephyrs.
After the one-hour and 48-minute rain delay preceding the game, Sounds catcher Robinzon Diaz, 2-for-4, recorded Nashville’s first hit of the night in the fourth inning with a single to centerfield. The 29-year-old gave the Sounds a two-run lead in the following inning on a two-out single to right-centerfield that scored two runs.
Nashville, TN – Right-hander Johnny Hellweg worked six scoreless frames and combined with a pair of relievers on a shutout in the Nashville Sounds’ 1-0 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at Zephyr Field in the opener of a four-game series.
With its fourth shutout win of the year, Nashville (26-50) snapped a four-game skid despite being out-hit, 8-4, on the evening.
Des Moines, IA – After rallying to tie both contests of Friday’s doubleheader at Principal Park, the Nashville Sounds could not keep pace with the Iowa Cubs, who delivered seven home runs on the night to defeat Nashville 5-4 and 8-6.
In game one, the Sounds cracked two home runs, but lost the seven-inning affair, 5-4.
After Sounds outfielder Khris Davis knotted the game in the fifth with his seventh home run of the year, the Cubs pulled back out to a one-run lead with their third homer of the game. Infielder Brad Nelson knocked a deep shot to right field off of reliever Jesus Sanchez (3-1).
Nashville’s Sean Halton Homers Twice in Loss
Nashville, TN – Despite an impressive showing from the Pacific Coast League’s hottest hitter Sean Halton, the Nashville Sounds were outslugged by the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-3 Saturday night in front of 10,011 fans at Greer Stadium.
Halton entered the game riding a season-best 10-game hitting streak and quickly extended the streak to 11 games with his home run in the second inning off New Orleans’ starter Jared Rogers (2-1). The shot was driven hard over the left field wall and put the Sounds on top 1-0.
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Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held the New Orleans Zephyrs scoreless through five innings, but were unable to contain the visitor’s hot bats, who scored runs in each of the last four frames en route to shutting out the Sounds, 12-0.
The lone bright spot on the night for the Sounds was starting pitcher Hiram Burgos, who picked up where he left off in 2012 by extending his Triple-A scoreless streak to 17 innings across his last three starts, dating back to August 29th. The right-handed pitcher limited the Zephyrs to two hits through five innings of work, fanning six and walking three.
Nashville, TN – Outfielder Celeb Gindl belted a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to power the Nashville Sounds to a 4-3 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
Trailing 3-1 entering the eighth, the Sounds (10-22) plated all three runs with two outs in the frame to snap a season-long nine-game losing streak.
Pinch-hitter Jordan Brown started the rally with a single and moved to second base on Taylor Green’s infield groundout. Anderson Machado then plated Brown with a softly hit two-out single over the shortstop in center field. Gindl then belted a two-run bomb off Steve Edlefsen (0-3) over the center field wall. The homer was Gindl’s third of the season and first at home.
Katin Homers But Nashville Drops 9th Straight Contest
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds suffered their ninth consecutive defeat on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium, falling 6-3 to the Fresno Grizzlies in the opener of a four-game series.
The Sounds (9-22) have posted only one victory in their last 15 contests, dating back to April 23rd.
Fresno took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning against Sounds starter Sam Narron. After Brad Eldred singled with one out, the 6-foot-6, 268-pounder proceeded to steal second, third, and home off the Narron in the inning, scoring the game’s first run as a part of a double steal with Terry Evans (who had walked). The Grizzlies doubled their lead to 2-0 when catcher Chris Stewart plated Evans on a hit-and-run single to left.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds swept the Oklahoma City RedHawks in a doubleheader on Thursday evening at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark to close out a five-game series.
The Sounds came from behind to win both contests, posting a 3-2 victory in the opener before registering a 5-4 triumph in the nightcap.
With the sweep, Nashville (74-65) took three of five from the RedHawks in the series and notched a 9-7 win in the season series between the clubs. The Sounds have won 13 of their last 18 contests.
First baseman Joe Koshansky recorded knocks in both contests to extend his hitting streak to 14 games for the Sounds, matching the longest by a Nashville player this season.
In the opener, Sounds right-hander Marty McLeary worked a seven-inning complete game and Brendan Katin ripped a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning to lead Nashville to a 3-2 victory. «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»
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