Topic: Jake Buchanan
Tacoma, WA – The Nashville Sounds were unable to complete their first series sweep of the season Monday afternoon losing 3-1 to the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium.
Nashville trailed 1-0 in the top of the eighth inning when a series of odd events helped them even the game. Four consecutive Sounds reached base without the benefit of a base hit. Andy Ibanez was hit by a pitch, Patrick Wisdom and Chase d’Arnaud drew walks to load the bases, and Tyler Pill was hit by a pitch to force in Ibanez from third to tie the game at 1-1.
Nashville, TN – Starter James Naile fired seven innings of one-run ball to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-1 win over the Reno Aces in front of 6,973 fans at First Tennessee Park Wednesday night.
Naile picked up his team-high fifth win of the season and dropped his ERA to 3.57 as he scattered five hits over his seven frames. He did not walk a batter and struck out five.
The right-hander’s strong effort was backed by big offensive nights from Jake Smolinski and Sheldon Neuse. Smolinski drilled his seventh home run of the season and finished 3-for-4 while Neuse added a season-high three hits.
Reno, NV – The Nashville Sounds started their eight-game road trip with a 4-3 loss to the Reno Aces at Greater Nevada Field Thursday night.
After jumping out to an early 3-0 lead, the Sounds surrendered four unanswered runs to drop their fourth consecutive game.
Starters Frankie Montas and Jake Buchanan matched zeroes through the first two innings before the Sounds broke through against Buchanan in the third.
Melvin Mercedes started the rally with a one-out double, and then moved to third on a wild pitch. Jaff Decker’s RBI groundout gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead. They weren’t done as four consecutive two-out hits plated another two runs.
Nashville, TN – The Salt Lake Bees scored eight runs in the third inning and raced to a 13-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in the series finale Tuesday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
The eight-run frame was the theme of the series for the Bees who scored 10 runs in the sixth inning in Sunday night’s win, and seven runs in the eighth inning of last night’s win.
It looked as though the Sounds would play from ahead for a while when they scored in the first inning. Franklin Barreto started the rally with an infield single and quickly swiped second base to get into scoring position. Moments later, Barreto raced home when an errant pickoff throw by Andrew Heaney went into center field.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds dropped the series opener to the Iowa Cubs as the offense went quiet in a 3-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.
The Sounds (43-30) managed just five hits and went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position against three Iowa (33-36) pitchers.
Starters Chris Jensen for Nashville, and Jake Buchanan for Iowa, each threw quality starts but Buchanan was better by a slim margin. The right-hander limited the Sounds to one run on just three hits over his six innings in a winning effort. Jensen was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings.
Nashville, TN – Left-hander Dillon Overton threw 7 1/3 dominant innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-0 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,081 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
The Sounds (42-28) took three games from the Express (38-32) in the five-game series and now lead the American Southern Division by four games at the midway point of the 2016 season.
The 7 1/3 innings set a career-high for Overton who improved to 8-4 on the season with the win. He has gone 25 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Over his last seven starts, he’s 7-0 with a miniscule 1.40 ERA covering 45 innings.
Sounds Drop Second Straight After Climbing to .500
Nashville, TN – Iowa’s Dan Vogelbach hit a grand slam and the Cubs beat the Nashville Sounds, 8-4, before 6,358 fans Wednesday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
Joey Wendle wasted no time giving the Sounds an early lead. The second baseman belted a leadoff home run off Iowa starter Jake Buchanan in the bottom of the first inning. It was Wendle’s fourth home run of the season.
Nashville starter Eric Surkamp cruised through the first five innings but found immediate trouble in the sixth when Albert Almora Jr. started the inning with a single to center.
Nashville Loses Eighth One-Run Game of the Season
Nashville, TN – Arismendy Alcantara hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to send the Iowa Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 4,657 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
The home run was off of Nashville starter Chris Smith who was charged with a tough loss. Alcantara had a runner aboard thanks to a lead-off single by Dan Vogelbach to start the inning.
Smith and Iowa starter Ryan Williams exchanged zeroes for the first four innings. Nashville got to Williams in the fifth when Bruce Maxwell came through with a two-out single that plated Rangel Ravelo from second.
Oklahoma City, OK – Mike Fiers continued his early-season dominance on the mound and Hunter Morris belted a three-run home to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-3 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Friday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Fiers (4-0) has won each of his four outings this season with quality-start efforts, including a six-inning, one-run performance to defeat the RedHawks. He struck out 10 batters on the night and leads the Pacific Coast League with 36 strikeouts on the year. His ERA stands at an impressive 1.01 through four outings.
Nashville Sounds get swept by Oklahoma City RedHawks in Double Header action at Greer Stadium Friday night
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped both games of their doubleheader Friday night at Greer Stadium against the visiting Oklahoma City RedHawks by the scores of 5-1 and 6-3.
In the opener, Oklahoma City edged the Sounds , 5-1, in extras, plating four runs in the ninth inning.
With the loss, Nashville (28-53) fell to 1-4 in extra-inning play this season.
Jimmy Nelson turned in another strong outing for Nashville but took a no-decision for his work after allowing one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.
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