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Green Homers Twice To Cap 5-3 Nightcap Win
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader against the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday afternoon at Werner Park, dropping the opener 4-1 before rallying to post a 5-3 win in the nightcap. The twinbill made up Friday evening’s rainout.
Third baseman Taylor Green powered the Sounds to victory in the second contest, belting a pair of solo homers in leading Nashville (6-5) to a 5-3 triumph which snapped the club’s three-game losing skid.
Green (2-for-3) belted a two-out solo homer off Omaha starter Vin Mazzaro in the top of the second inning to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead. The blast was the infielder’s second of the year.
Papillon, NE – The Nashville Sounds lost 2-1 to the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers in the first-ever game played at Werner Park on Saturday night. Nashville matched a season-low six hits on the evening while facing six Omaha pitchers.
All four of Nashville’s (5-4) defeats this season have come by one run, including twice in extra innings.
The Storm Chasers scored both runs in the bottom of the third inning. David Lough doubled in the beginning of the frame and attempted to score on an Eric Hosmer single, but was the victim of the Sounds’ seventh outfield assist of the early season as Brett Carroll threw Lough out at home plate to save a run. It was Carroll’s league-leading fourth outfield assist.
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds powered past the Albuquerque Isotopes, 12-6, on Monday afternoon at Isotopes Park in the finale of a four-game set.
With the victory, Nashville (55-47) splits the season series with Albuquerque, 8-8, for the second consecutive season.
The Sounds erupted for seven runs in the opening frame as the Sounds batted around for the sixth time this year, highlighted by outfielder Lorenzo Cain hitting two triples off Albuquerque starter Alberto Bastardo in the same inning.
Cain led off the contest with his first triple to right field and scored the first run on a Norris Hopper RBI single in the next at-bat. Bastardo then offered up a two-run home run to Joe Koshansky over the right field wall for a 3-0 lead. Koshansky’s homer was his team-leading 17th of the season and his second straight game with a long ball.
Narron Wins Fifth Straight Start For Nashville
Albuquerque, NM – Third baseman Mat Gamel belted a pair of homers and drove in four runs to lead the Nashville Sounds to an 11-8 victory in a slugfest against Albuquerque on Friday evening at Isotopes Park in the opener of a four-game series.
The win was the second in a row against the Isotopes for Nashville (53-46). The Sounds went an efficient 7-for-9 with runners in scoring position in the contest.
Gamel paced a 14-hit Sounds attack with his 4-for-5 evening that including four RBIs, four runs scored, and his sixth and seventh roundtrippers of the season.
Left-hander Sam Narron (6-3) picked up a victory in his fifth straight start for Nashville, the longest win streak by a Sounds hurler this season. The 6-foot-7 southpaw allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits over 5 2/3 frames in the hitter-friendly environment. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds avoided a sweep at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes with a 4-2 victory on Thursday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game series.
Nashville (52-46) wrapped up its eight-game homestand with a 4-4 record.
Right-hander Marty McLeary (4-6) picked up his fourth victory in six starts for Nashville after holding the ‘Topes to two runs (one earned) on three hits in five innings of work. He walked five batters and struck out five as he lowered his ERA to 4.40 during his Sounds tenure.
Albuquerque grabbed an early 1-0 lead against McLeary. Former Sound Trent Oeltjen led off the contest with a double to right, his 29th two-bagger of the year. After advancing to third on a passed ball charged to Sounds catcher Martin Maldonado, Oeltjen scored the night’s first run in unearned fashion on Elian Herrera’s sacrifice fly to left. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds endured a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium in a contest that featured more runs scored (16) than total hits (14).
The loss was the second in a row for Nashville (51-45) following a three-game win streak and dropped the Sounds a game and a half behind first-place Iowa, which swept a doubleheader against Oklahoma City.
The game got off to a sloppy start as the teams played a 37-minute first inning that including nine runs scored on only two hits. The clubs combined for four errors, five walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the opening frame.
Sounds pitcher Chris Waters suffered through a disastrous start as Albuquerque plated six first-inning runs using only one hit. The left-hander matched his season high for walks in a game within the first seven batters of the contest, issuing five free passes over that stretch including one with the bases loaded. «Read the rest of this article»
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