Topic: Frankie De La Cruz
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds’ two runs fell short of the mark set by the New Orleans Zephyrs, who defeated Nashville 7-2 Monday night at Zephyr Field to take the series lead with one game to go.
The Z’s got on the board in the second inning, plating a run on Koyie Hill’s two-out double, which scored Kyle Jensen, who doubled down the left-field line in his first PCL at-bat.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds twice pulled to within one run of the Iowa Cubs Thursday night at Principal Park, but never got over the hump, losing by the final score of 6-4.
Sounds pitcher Frankie De La Cruz (1-7), in his first start since May 24th, allowed a quick 3-0 lead to the Cubs in the first inning. With runners on first and second, infielder Junior Lake pushed a single past a diving Blake Davis to score Iowa’s first run. Shortstop Donnie Murphy, 3-for-3, followed with a double down the right-field line to plate two more runs.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Wednesday evening at Principal Park. Each team recorded a one-run victory in the twinbill as Nashville captured the opener, 5-4, before dropping the nightcap, 1-0.
In the opener, Chris Narveson (1-2) made his fifth rehab start for the Sounds and held the I-Cubs to two runs on four hits over five-plus innings of work, tossing 80 pitches to earn the victory. He walked one batters and struck out two.
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Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held on to an early four-run lead Wednesday night at Greer Stadium to defeat the visiting Iowa Cubs by a 4-3 margin.
The Sounds put two runs on the board in the first inning via outfielder Josh Prince’s double down the left-field line. The hit scored Caleb Gindl, who singled on a grounder into right field, and Stephen Parker, having reached base on balls.
Nashville’s Prince Goes Yard For Second Straight Night
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds allowed a season-high 16 hits to the Albuquerque Isotopes Friday night at Greer Stadium to lose the homestand opener 10-7.
The Sounds never recovered from Albuquerque’s early jump on Sounds starting pitcher, Frankie De La Cruz (1-6), who allowed four runs in the first inning, one in the second, and two in the third. The right-hander took the loss, his sixth, with two walks and one strikeout.
Blake Lalli Records Two Homers; Combines With Josh Prince For Back-to-Back Jacks
Tacoma, WA – The Nashville Sounds avoided a four-game sweep Thursday night at Cheney Stadium, using the long ball to pick up an 11-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers.
The Sounds plated runs in six different innings, highlighted by Nashville’s explosive fifth. Already out to a 5-2 lead, catcher Blake Lalli and outfielder Josh Prince connected for back-to-back home runs off of Tacoma starter Jeremy Bonderman (2-4).
Salt Lake City, UT – Despite holding three different two-run leads Sunday afternoon at Spring Mobile Ballpark, the Nashville Sounds were on the losing end of an 8-7 extra-innings dogfight series finale against the Salt Lake Bees, splitting the series at two games apiece.
The Sounds had the Bees down to their last strike with a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Salt Lake catcher Luke Carlin spoiled Nashville’s chance for its first series win of the season by crushing a two-run homer off closer Rob Wooten (0-1) for the walk-off win.
Hunter Morris Homers Twice, Caleb Gindl Plates Four In Nashville’s Best Offensive Output Of Season
Salt Lake City, UT – Hunter Morris belted a pair of home runs, Caleb Gindl went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, and Zach Kroenke turned in his best start of the year to lead the Nashville Sounds to an 11-0 victory over the Salt Lake Bees on Saturday evening at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Nashville (12-28) set a new season high with 17 hits and matched its season best for runs scored in recording its third shutout win of the season.
Nashville’s Hellweg Throws Six Scoreless; Khris Davis Homers
Salt Lake City, UT – The Nashville Sounds enjoyed a 7-2 victory over the Salt Lake Bees Thursday night at Spring Mobile Ballpark, highlighted by a five-run fifth inning and a quality start from pitcher Johnny Hellweg (2-4). The win snapped Nashville’s five-game losing streak.
Silencing the Bees early was Hellweg, who scattered four hits over six scoreless innings for the Sounds en route to his second win of the year and first since April 6th. The 6-foot-9 hurler walked six and fanned one, at times touching 101 mph on the in-park radar gun.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds connected for only four hits in Tuesday morning’s 9-0 loss at Greer Stadium to the visiting Sacramento River Cats, marking the second time this season the Sounds have been swept in a four-game series by their opponent.
The loss marks Nashville’s fifth in a row and the team’s fourth shutout loss of the season. The Sounds were outscored by Sacramento, 28-11, in the series.
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