Topic: Drew Rucinski
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds’ offensive struggles continued in a 4-0 loss to the New Orleans Baby Cakes Sunday afternoon at Shrine on Airline. The Sounds have scored two runs over the last 28 innings of action.
One night after collecting only five hits, the Sounds managed just two against a trio of New Orleans pitchers. Renato Nunez singled in the fourth and Steve Lombardozzi singled in the eighth.
The Baby Cakes were in control from the start with runs in the first three innings. Jon Rodriguez’s RBI groundout gave New Orleans a 1-0 lead in the first.
Nashville, TN – Daniel Gossett tossed seven strong innings and the Nashville Sounds drilled three home runs in an 8-2 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 6,384 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Fresh off a promotion from Double-A Midland, Gossett allowed two runs on six hits in his Sounds (82-56) and Triple-A debut. He retired eight of the final nine batters he faced and threw 91 pitches on the night.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the second inning, Nashville blasted three homers to back Gossett’s performance. Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Bryan Anderson all homered in the win.
Nashville, TN – BJ Boyd’s single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Joey Wendle from second base to give the Nashville Sounds a walk-off 3-2 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 7,450 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
With one out, Wendle hit a bouncing ball up the middle for a single to give the Sounds a runner. His 14th stolen base of the season put him in scoring position.
After Rangel Ravelo worked a walk, Boyd lined a 1-2 pitch from Jose Rosario into left-center field for the game-winner.
Des Moines, IA – Five errors led to the downfall of the short-handed Nashville Sounds in a 7-4 loss to the Iowa Cubs Friday night at Principal Park.
The season-high in miscues led to a three-run second inning the Sounds (44-32) couldn’t recover from. With the game even at 1-1, starter Jesse Hahn had to face several extra batters in the frame after an error by Ryon Healy and two from Renato Nunez.
When the damage was done, Iowa (35-37) held a 4-1 lead heading to the third. The Sounds battled back and scored a pair of runs to pull within one.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds split their doubleheader with the Iowa Cubs losing 3-0 in game one and taking game two 7-4 Thursday night at Principal Park.
The Sounds took the early 1-0 lead in game two when Joey Wendle batted home Matt Olson on a RBI fielder’s choice in the second inning. The Sounds then plated four runs in the third, highlighted by a bases clearing three-run double from Matt McBride to put the Sounds up 4-0. Wendle then singled up the middle to score McBride from second to put the Sounds up 5-0.
Early Lead Doesn’t Hold for Nashville Sounds
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs evened the four-game series with a 4-2 win over the Nashville Sounds Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.
The Cubs used a run in the fourth and a three-spot in the fifth to erase an early deficit.
A pair of doubles got the Sounds their first run of the game as Jake Smolinski started a rally with two bases to lead off the second. After Andrew Lambo walked, Rangel Ravelo stayed hot with a run-scoring double off the left field wall to make it 1-0. Ravelo went 2-for-4 and has seven hits in his last 11 at-bats.
Nashville Sounds 12 Hits is Most Since April 21st at Colorado Springs
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used two big innings to score a series-opening 8-5 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-0, Nashville exploded for five runs in the fourth inning, and then another three runs in the sixth.
Max Muncy started the scoring for the Sounds with a bang when he launched a solo homer off Iowa starter Stephen Perakslis to start the fourth.
The right-handed Parakslis turned around and retired the next two batters, but then allowed the next four Sounds to reach and ultimately score.
Nashville Sounds 8-Game Winning Streak Ends
Nashville, TN – After winning eight straight games, the Nashville Sounds finally lost, falling to the Salt Lake Bees, 2-1 on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
After not trailing since the fourth inning of Saturday’s 6-1 win over the Las Vegas 51s, the Sounds fell behind in the fourth inning as Jett Bandy’s solo shot gave the Bees a 1-0 lead.
Salt Lake built on that lead in the 5th inning, chasing Sounds starter Brad Mills from the game. C.J. Cron hit his second double off the veteran southpaw, plating Kyle Kubitza who battled back from down 0-2 to draw a two-out walk the at bat before.
Sweep Consecutive Four-Game Series for First Time since 1999
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds finished the sweep of the Las Vegas 51s by the score of 5-1 on Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
A night after Barry Zito set a Sounds season-high mark with eight innings of scoreless baseball, Monday’s starter, Zach Neal, did his best to follow the former Cy Young Award winner’s lead.
Neal gave up just one run over eight innings, surrendering five hits and striking out four. He earned his team-leading fourth win in as many starts.
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