Topic: John Ely
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds’ late-inning comeback fell short as they dropped the 2015 season opener to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox by a 7-5 score at Security Service Field on Thursday night.
The Sounds drew eight walks and outhit the Sky Sox 11-9, but never led on the scoreboard as their all-time Opening Day record dropped to 18-20.
The home team jumped out to a quick 2-0 advantage through the first two frames. Sky Sox first baseman Matt Clark gave his team the lead with a solo shot in the first and shortstop Luis Sardinas added an RBI single in the second.
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Nashville, TN – The Albuquerque Isotopes rapped out 17 hits en route to a 13-3 defeat of the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium in front of 9,249 fans in the opener of a five-game series.
Third baseman Alex Castellanos belted a pair of homers and drove in five runs and Jerry Sands went 4-for-6, including a longball, to pace the Isotopes offense.
Trailing 2-1 with two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Albuquerque erupted for 12 runs over the final four frames.
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Nashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds plated three runs in the top of the tenth inning and withstood a Nashville rally in the bottom of the frame to hang a 4-3 loss on the Sounds on Friday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game series.
With the one-run defeat, the Sounds (48-58) missed an opportunity to record a sweep of their cross-state rivals as they fell to 4-5 in extra-inning action on the year.
Rogers Tosses Quality Start In No-Decision For Nashville
Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Isotopes scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to hang a 4-2 defeat on the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at Isotopes Park in the second game of a four-game series.
The loss was Nashville’s third in a row on the heels of the club’s season-best four-game winning streak earlier in the week. The defeat dropped the Sounds to 8-21 on the year, the worst start in club history.
Nashville out-hit Albuquerque, 9-5, in the game but left nine runners on base on the evening.
Albuquerque, NM – Starting pitcher Stephen Fife threw seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball as the Nashville Sounds dropped an 8-1 defeat to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Isotopes Park.
Holding the Sounds to one hit through the first five innings and retiring a stretch of 11 straight at one point in the contest, Fife (3-2) set a season-high with seven strikeouts for the victory and extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings over his last two starts.
Robinson Grand Slam Highlights Albuquerque Win
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds closed out their homestand with a 9-5 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium.
With the victory, Albuquerque took three of five in the series against the Sounds (43-52) and won the season series between the clubs by a 10-6 margin.
Five of Nashville’s eight hits on the night went for extra bases, including a pair of doubles off the bat of Erick Almonte.
The Sounds jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of first-inning runs against Albuquerque starter John Ely.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost a 3-2 pitching duel to the Albuquerque Isotopes, as two Pacific Coast League All-Star starting pitchers tossed fine pitching performances in front of more than 8,000 fans at Greer Stadium on Saturday night.
Albuquerque All-Star and former Sound Dana Eveland (9-5) picked up a victory after surrendering just one run on three hits in seven innings of work.
Nashville All-Star Sam Narron (4-4) matched with a quality start of his own but came away with a tough loss. The left-hander gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings of work, tossing a season-high 119 pitches.
Nashville Drops 7th Straight Road Game
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds dropped their second straight game in Albuquerque on Friday evening, falling 7-1 at Isotopes Park.
The defeat was the seventh straight road loss for Nashville (39-49), which is just 1-5 in Albuquerque this season.
Isotopes starter John Ely (6-5) turned in a quality outing, picking up the win by holding the Sounds to one run on six hits over seven strong innings.
The Sounds missed out on an early scoring chance against Ely. With the bases loaded and one out, the right-hander induced an inning-ending 1-2-3 double play from Nashville third baseman Andy Gonzalez to escape the jam unscathed.
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds were held to two hits by the Albuquerque Isotopes in a 5-1 loss on Thursday night at Isotopes Park in the opener of a four-game series.
Albuquerque starter Randy Keisler (5-4) earned the win and continued his dominance from the mound against the Sounds this season. The 35-year-old allowed one unearned run on just two hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings. In two starts, Keisler has picked up two wins while recording a 0.66 ERA (1er/13.2ip) against Nashville.
Edwin Maysonet’s double and Mike Rivera’s single accounted for the club’s only two hits.
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.
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