Topic: George Kottaras
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fell one game short of a homestand sweep as they dropped the finale, 3-2, to the Sacramento River Cats in front of 8,230 fans Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
Making a spot start for the Sounds, right-hander Angel Castro threw five solid innings. He allowed one run on four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three.
The lone run Castro allowed came in the first inning when the second batter of the game, Ramiro Pena, launched a solo homer to deep right field.
Nashville Blows Late Five-Run Lead In Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds endured a heartbreaking end to their road trip on Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park, blowing a late five-run lead in a 16-14 loss to Albuquerque in the finale of a four-game series.
With the defeat, Nashville (27-35) dropped its third straight game to the Isotopes and wrapped up the road trip with a 4-4 record.
Trailing 14-9 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, Albuquerque rallied to tie the contest with a five-spot in that frame against the Sounds’ bullpen then took the lead with two runs against Donovan Hand in the eighth to claim the come-from-behind victory.
Gindl Fuels Nashville Offense With Two Homers, Five RBIs
Albuquerque, NM – Caleb Gindl belted two homers and drove in five runs to lead the red-hot Nashville Sounds to a 14-1 thumping of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday evening at Isotopes Park in the opener of a four-game series.
The win was the sixth in the last seven games for Nashville (27-32). During the five games on their current road trip, the Sounds have outscored the opposition, 50-9.
Almonte Ties Club Record With 7 RBIs
Metairie, LA – First baseman Erick Almonte went 5-for-6 with a franchise-record-tying seven RBIs to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 19-1 blowout of the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday evening at Zephyr Field.
The win – which extended Nashville’s longest winning streak of the season to five games – featured the Sounds’ largest margin of victory in the Pacific Coast League era, which dates back to 1998. The 18-run defeat was the worst in Zephyrs team history.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 7-2 to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Tuesday night at Greer Stadium in the series opener of a four-game set.
With the loss, Nashville moves to 21-30 and is only 1-7 in the PCL American Northern Division this season.
Sounds catcher George Kottaras went 0-for-1 with three walks to snap a season-best nine-game hitting streak. Jeremy Reed went 2-for-4 with a walk.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium in the third game of four-game set.
Taking the first three games of the series from Oklahoma City, the win gives Nashville (21-28) a four-game winning streak for the second time this season, and is the club’s 12th victory in the last 18 games.
In his second rehab appearance, Erick Almonte went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Brandon Boggs also added two hits in the contest, while Taylor Green jacked his fifth homer of the season.
Nashville, TN – First baseman Mat Gamel belted a pair of home runs to power the Nashville Sounds to an 8-3 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks in front of 8,411 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.
Nashville (20-28) recorded its third win in a row overall and its seventh victory in the club’s last nine home contests.
Gamel posted the Sounds’ fourth two-homer effort of the year and drove in four runs on the night to continue his recent hot hitting. The infielder has hit safely in 15 of his last 22 games at a .378 clip (31-for-82).
Tacoma, WA – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with the Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday evening at Cheney Stadium, dropping the first game, 4-1, and taking the nightcap, 3-2.
Nashville (17-29) avoided a series sweep with the victory in the doubleheader finale, and finished 4-4 on the eight-game road trip.
Sounds starter Sam Narron (3-1) continued his strong pitching in the nightcap for the victory. The left-hander tossed his third consecutive quality start, giving up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts over six innings pitched.
Tacoma, WA – The Tacoma Rainiers belted three home runs en route to a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Monday evening at Cheney Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.
The Sounds (17-26) jumped out to an early lead, plating a pair of unearned runs against Tacoma starter Fabio Castro in the top of the first inning following a fielding error by shortstop Sean Kazmar. Catcher George Kottaras continued his recent hot hitting by delivering a two-out, two-run single in the frame.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Nashville Sounds lost to the Salt Lake Bees, 8-4, on Sunday afternoon at Spring Mobile Ballpark in the finale of a four-game set.
After Nashville took an early 4-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning, Salt Lake scored seven unanswered, including five in the bottom of the seventh inning to avoid a four-game series sweep.
The loss halted a season-best four-game winning streak by the Sounds (17-25), who posted their first winning series on the road this season by taking the first three games of the series.
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