Topic: Luis Mendoza
Nashville Right-hander Enjoyed Complete-Game Shutout Among Two Winning Starts
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds right-hander Mike Fiers has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Pitcher of the Week for the final period of the 2011 season, spanning August 29th through September 5th.
The 26-year-old closed out his outstanding campaign by continuing to dominate the PCL in his final two outings. He allowed no earned runs and struck out 13 batters over 14.0 innings in a pair of winning starts for the Sounds during the season’s final week. «Read the rest of this article»
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds lost a 5-3 contest to the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday afternoon in the second game of a crucial four-game series at Werner Park. With the loss, Nashville (65-64) moved to 7.5 games behind the Storm Chasers in the American Northern Division. The Sounds also have dropped 10 of 12 day games on the road this season.
Lowering his earned run average to a PCL-best 2.18 ERA on the afternoon, Omaha starting pitcher Luis Mendoza (10-5) shut down the Sounds’ offense. The Omaha All-Star allowed one unearned run on five hits in seven innings pitched for the victory.
Third baseman Taylor Green had two hits while first baseman Mat Gamel and centerfielder Logan Schafer each hit solo homers.
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds scored four runs in the top of the first inning and later turned their second triple play of the season en route to a 4-1 victory over the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers on Saturday evening at Werner Park in the opener of a four-game series.
The win was the Sounds’ tenth straight victory in a series opener and pulled Nashville (65-63) back within 6 ½ games of the Storm Chasers in the PCL American Conference Northern Division race.
Right-hander Josh Butler (8-7) took over sole possession of the Sounds’ victories lead as he finally defeated Omaha after dropping his first three starts against them earlier this season. Butler authored a quality start, allowing one run on six hits over six innings of work, to pick up the win, his team-best eighth of the year.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost the opener of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Greer Stadium, falling 4-1 to the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers.
Daniel Meadows made his first start since the 2009 season when he took the bump for the Sounds. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits over 3 2/3 innings, throwing a season-high 59 pitches in a no-decision.
Nashville, TN – Longtime Major Leaguer Jeff Suppan fired a complete-game, two-hit shutout to lead Omaha to a 7-0 victory over the Sounds on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a five-game series.
Suppan (6-4) tossed the sixth shutout in the Pacific Coast League this season with his 99-pitch effort. He retired the final 13 Nashville batters in succession to close out the virtuoso performance.
Eric Farris and Mat Gamel each doubled to account for the Sounds’ lone hits on the night.
De La Cruz Dominates Again For Nashville In No-Decision
Nashville, TN – Johnny Giovatella’s two-out RBI single off Sounds reliever Justin James in the top of the ninth inning gave the visiting Omaha Storm Chasers a 2-1 victory over the Sounds on Monday evening at Greer Stadium.
The loss, the Sounds’ third in a row to their division rivals, was the league-leading seventh one-run defeat suffered by Nashville (8-11) this season.
In the top of the ninth, Eric Hosmer (3-for-4) led off with a single to right. After a pair of flyouts, Hosmer stole second and then scored when Giovatella laced his game-winning single into the gap in right-center, resulting in the first run allowed by James all season. The right-hander opened the year with 8 2/3 scoreless frames of relief for Nashville.
Nashville Drops Three Of Four To Storm Chasers, Falls To .500 On Year
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds closed out their first road series of the season on the short end of an 8-3 loss to the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers on Monday afternoon at Werner Park in the finale of the four-game set.
With the defeat, Nashville (6-6) fell to the .500 plateau on the year after dropping three of four in the series.
The Sounds got things started with a two-out rally against former big-league Jeff Suppan in the top of the first inning, taking an early 3-0 lead. Brett Carroll snapped out of an 11 at-bat hitless funk by ripping a two-out RBI double to left to plate Brandon Boggs, who was hit by a pitch earlier in the frame. Third baseman Taylor Green (2-for-3) continued his recent hot hitting when he followed with a two-run single to right to extend the advantage to three.
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.
McLeary Dominant Again For Nashville In Club’s Largest Win Of Year
Nashville, TN – Right-hander Marty McLeary continued his recent dominance on the hill and was backed by the Sounds’ highest run total in six seasons in Nashville’s 16-2 rout of the division-rival Omaha Royals on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.
McLeary (5-6) hurled 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, allowing only four hits while striking out nine batters to pick up his fifth win in seven outings for Nashville.
In his last five starts, the veteran has posted a 4-0 record and 1.21 ERA (4er/29.2ip).
McLeary’s nine strikeouts in the contest matched the most by a Sounds starter all season. Doug Davis previously fanned nine in a rehab start on June 24th in Memphis.
The 16 runs scored by the Sounds were the club’s most in six years, dating back to a 16-13 win in Oklahoma City on April 20, 2005.
Walkoff Blast Caps First Baseman’s Two-Homer Night
Nashville, TN – First baseman Joe Koshansky’ s second home run of the evening, a leadoff blast in the bottom of the tenth inning, propelled the Nashville Sounds to a dramatic 5-4 victory over the first-place Omaha Royals on Friday evening at historic Greer Stadium.
Koshansky’s game-winning blast, which came on the first pitch he saw from Royals reliever Blaine Hardy, was the slugger’s team-leading 15th of the year and provided Nashville with its 14th last at-bat victory of the season.
The slugger’s walkoff heroics became necessary after the Sounds gave up a two-run lead in the ninth.
Nashville (49-43) improved to 5-5 in extra innings on the year while Omaha fell to 7-7 in extra frames.
Koshansky’s game-winning homer gave Sounds reliever Donovan Hand (1-0) his first career Triple-A victory. The right-hander worked a scoreless top of the tenth. «Read the rest of this article»
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