Topic: Javy Baez
Nashville, TN – The Nashville bullpen shut Iowa out for four innings, but the Cubs rode their early lead and took the series finale on Friday night at First Tennessee Park with a 5-2 win.
Nashville tied a season high by working eight walks while the pitching staff added 13 strikeouts in the Friday night contest. It was the third time this season that the Sounds have dropped three of four from Iowa in a series.
The Cubs rolled out a pair of runs off starter Nathan Long in the first inning. Rubi Silva was the culprit, putting a well placed liner into the visiting bullpen for a two-run triple. Matt Szczur and Javy Baez plated on the extra-base hit, but Long concluded the frame by striking out the side.
Nate Freiman’s Two-Run Single Gives Sounds Their Seventh Come-From-Behind Win
Nashville, TN – The Sounds entered the bottom of the eighth inning down by two runs but rattled off four runs and evened the series against the Cubs on Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park with a 6-4 victory.
Nashville’s largest output in the eighth inning this season had been three runs, but they surpassed that by plating four, all with two outs. Niuman Romero singled to lead off and Bryan Anderson followed with a walk. After having the next two batters record outs, the inning rested on Ryan Roberts, who drove in Romero by singling to right.
Sean Nolin Pitches 3.0 Shutout Innings In First Rehab Start For Nashville Sounds
Des Moines, IA – Despite outhitting Iowa and putting together a strong comeback late, Nashville dropped the third game of the series at Principal Park on Thursday afternoon, 6-4.
The Sounds scored three runs in the ninth inning, their most all season in the final frame, but the deficit proved to be too large. They fell to 10-9 when outhitting an opponent and are now eight games below the .500 mark, their worst mark all season.
Nashville Sounds’ Pat Venditte Tosses Season-High 5 K’s
Des Moines, IA – Down 2-0, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Iowa Cubs rallied to beat the Sounds 3-2 at Principal Park on Wednesday.
Sounds pitching held the Cubs to just two hits through eight innings of play. Ryan Verdugo pitched well on limited rest, yielding just one hit and striking out three over 4.1 innings. Switch pitcher Pat Venditte threw 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, surrendering just a double. He recorded a season-high five strikeouts and was in line to secure his second win.
Nashville Sounds Turn Season-High Four Double Plays
Nashville, TN – Behind Brad Mills’ first victory of the season, the Sounds held on to beat the Iowa Cubs, 6-3, at Principal Park on Tuesday night.
Nate Freiman made productive outs to score the Sounds first two runs of the game. After a Kent Matthes double, he grounded out to plate shortstop Andy Parrino and then in the third inning he hit a sacrifice fly to score Craig Gentry. Gentry had stolen both second and third base to get in to scoring position.
The Sounds added another run in the sixth when Ryan Roberts drove in Jason Pridie with an RBI-double. The Cubs followed, cutting the lead to 3-2 via a Javy Baez solo homer.
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Nashville’s Mike Fiers Earns 8th Quality Start in Loss
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (31-27) had their four-game winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium, as the visiting Iowa Cubs worked a pair of two-run homers for the 5-2 road victory.
The I-Cubs first touched Sounds starter Mike Fiers (6-3) for a home run in the second inning. Christian Villanueva’s blast to left field scored Chris Valaika, who singled to lead off the inning for the initial 2-0 advantage.
Nelson Works Seven Innings For 4th Win and 6th Quality Start
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds won their series opener against the Iowa Cubs Friday night at Greer Stadium, edging the visitors by a 4-3 margin. The win is Nashville’s fourth consecutive; the team’s longest win streak of the season.
Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Jimmy Nelson (4-1) guided the Sounds defensively from the hill, retiring his first 12 batters before running into a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning. He surrendered his first hit to Lars Anderson, a single, and walked a pair to load the bases.
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