Topic: Joe Gunkel
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds fell to the New Orleans Baby Cakes 6-1 Friday night at the Shrine on Airline. The Sounds were able to base 12 runners but only pushed one across the plate.
Sounds starter Esmerling Vasquez tossed three perfect innings before departing in his first start since July 7th, and New Orleans scored at least one run against each of the four relievers the Sounds used. Wei-Chieh Huang took the loss, yielding two runs in the fourth as New Orleans grabbed a lead it never gave back.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds give up to big innings to the New Orleans Baby Cakes in 9-3 loss Sunday night at First Tennessee Park. The Baby Cakes scored four runs in the fifth and another three runs in the sixth on their way to victory.
New Orleans scored in the first inning on an RBI double by Isan Diaz that scored Eddy Alvarez. That would be the only run scored in the first three innings by either team. The Sounds were close to scoring in the bottom of the third inning when they loaded the bases. The Sounds were unable to take advantage as Baby Cakes’ starter Joe Gunkel struck out Matt Davidson to end the inning.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds first baseman Patrick Wisdom in the bottom of the ninth smacked a two out home run to beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes 3-2 Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.
The first run of the game was scored by New Orleans in the first inning. Magneuris Sierra led the game off with a single and scored on an Eddy Alvarez double to put the Baby Cakes up 1-0.
Tim Dillard was dominant after the first inning. He struck out a season-high nine batters through six innings. He did allow one more run, in the sixth inning, a solo home run by Austin Dean to give New Orleans a 2-0 lead.
Metairie, LA – On Friday night, Nashville Sounds’ Tyler Pill, Patrick Wisdom and Matt Davidson hit home runs in the top of the ninth to push past the New Orleans Baby Cakes at the Shrine on Airline, 6-5.
The homers came off former Sound R.J. Alvarez and turned a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead. Pill’s homer was his first as a Sound and led off the ninth. Then Wisdom crushed the first pitch he saw over the left field wall to tie the game at 5-5.
Davidson, who had entered the game as pinch-hitter in the seventh, drilled a 1-1 pitch an estimated 449 feet to give the Sounds a 6-5 lead.
New Orleans, LA – Nashville Sounds fall 6-2 to the New Orleans Baby Cakes Tuesday night at the Shrine on Airline. The Baby Cakes hit four home runs in the win. Second baseman Isan Diaz hit a pair of solo blasts off Sounds’ starter Seth Maness.
The home run barrage started immediately when Magneuris Sierra started the bottom of the first inning with a lead off home run for the Baby Cakes.
New Orleans went on to score single tallies in the third, fourth and fifth innings to extend their lead to 4-0. The first home run of the night for Diaz was a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds used a solid pitching performance from Brett Anderson and timely hitting to dispatch the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 4-2, Wednesday night in front of 6,063 fans at First Tennessee Park.
Anderson tossed six innings and allowed two runs in his first win of the season. The southpaw allowed a pair of runs in the second inning, then went on cruise control the rest of the night. Anderson ended the second by getting Magneuris Sierra to bounce into a fielder’s choice. It started a streak of 13 consecutive retired batters.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds blasted three home runs in a come-from-behind 9-8 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Chris Parmelee, Ryan Lavarnway, and Matt Olson all launched homers to erase a 6-2 deficit and allow the Sounds (5-8) to win consecutive games for only the second time in 2017.
Parmelee’s blast gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but starter Daniel Gossett couldn’t hold the advantage. The Dodgers (7-7) scored a run in the first, and then exploded for four in the second to take a controlling 5-2 lead after a pair of innings.
Four-Run First Inning Paces Oklahoma City
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds managed just five hits in a 5-0 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 6,815 fans Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Oklahoma City (3-4) used a four-run first inning against Nashville (3-4) starter Daniel Gossett to take control of the game. Leadoff hitter Chris Taylor walked to start the contest and quickly moved to third on Willie Calhoun’s base hit to right field.
Gossett struck out O’Koyea Dickson, but a fielding error by right fielder Andrew Lambo allowed Taylor to score, and another batter to reach. Alex Verdugo knocked in a run with a double, and former Sound Brett Eibner collected an RBI with a base hit.
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