Topic: Matt Clark
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds led nearly the entire game but Colorado Springs rallied in their final at bat to win 2-1 at Security Service Field on Thursday night.
Zach Neal was the story once again for Nashville. The right-hander turned in his fourth straight outing of seven innings or more, this time going seven scoreless. He pitched to contact to perfection on this night, inducing four double plays. With his recent hot streak, the former Oklahoma Sooner has catapulted himself into a top-10 ERA (3.22) in the PCL.
Jason Pridie Hits League-Best 7th Homer of July
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie and the Nashville Sounds offense stayed hot, as they narrowly edged the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7-6 at Security Service Field on Tuesday night.
After three innings the game was locked up at three. The Sounds exploded for three runs in the third inning, with Max Muncy doing most of the damage on a two-run single. Pridie would score the Sounds third run later that inning on a Nate Freiman RBI single.
First Tennessee Park Draws 10,891, Selling Out For The 11th Time This Season
Nashville, TN – Barry Zito spun another terrific outing and Dayan Viciedo singled home the winning run in the eighth, as Nashville swiped the series finale against Colorado Springs, 2-1.
Viciedo stepped into the batter’s box with two away and runners at first and second in the eighth inning during a 1-1 tie. The designated hitter went with a 2-1 pitch, slapping it into the gap on the right side of the infield to score Craig Gentry. Viciedo’s second RBI of the season helped Nashville win their 12th one-run game this season.
Nashville Sounds Left-Hander Threw 14.0 Scoreless Innings, Earned Two Wins
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds pitcher Barry Zito has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the May 25th – 31st period.
The 37-year old was a perfect 2-0 in a pair of starts during the week, shutting out both the Sacramento River Cats and Las Vegas 51s through 14.0 innings of work. He was one of four hurlers to win two games over the week and the only pitcher with two starts to not allow a run. In addition, opponents batted .111 (5-for-45) off him, the third-best mark in the league.
Erase 5-0 Deficit To Win 11-5
Nashville, TN – After falling behind 5-0, the Nashville Sounds rallied to score 11 unanswered runs to defeat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 11-5.
Things did not look great for the Sounds early after former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito (3.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) was unable to make it out of the 4th inning after yielding five straight two-out hits.
The Sounds offense would got cooking behind outfielder Billy Burns. The speedster continued his stellar early season performance, once again serving as the Sounds offensive catalyst.
Max Muncy RBI Double in Tenth Punctuates Historic Day
Nashville, TN – Baseball came home to Nashville on Friday night and what a homecoming it was. Sounds first baseman Max Muncy hit an RBI double in the tenth inning and the Sounds walked-off over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at First Tennessee Park, 3-2.
Feeding off the energy from a capacity crowd of 10,459, Arnold Leon struck out seven batters in four innings. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte succeeded Leon, throwing three scoreless innings. The Nebraska native has thrown 7.2 scoreless innings to start the season.
Nashville Strands Bases Loaded To End Game In 7-5 Defeat
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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Sean Halton, Jeremy Hermida, Hunter Morris Homer To Power Nashville Offense
Round Rock, TX – Sean Halton, Jeremy Hermida, and Hunter Morris each homered to power the Nashville Sounds to a 13-6 victory over the Round Rock Express in their season finale on Monday afternoon at The Dell Diamond.
Nashville (77-67), which gained a split of the season-ending six-game series against Round Rock, finished the year with the 23rd winning campaign in the franchise’s 37-year history. The Sounds spent 100 of the 152 days of the 2014 PCL season in first place.
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Game Ends As Potential Tying Run Thrown Out At Plate For Nashville
Round Rock, TX – The Round Rock Express defeated the Nashville Sounds by a 3-2 count in the penultimate game of the season on Sunday evening at The Dell Diamond.
With the Sounds trailing by two with two on and two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Irving Falu laced a double into the right-center gap. Sean Halton scored on the play and Matt Clark attempted to follow him with the tying run but was gunned down at the plate by a perfect Round Rock relay to bring an end to the contest.
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Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds were eliminated from playoff contention as they split a doubleheader against the Round Rock Express on Saturday evening at The Dell Diamond.
Facing an elimination number of one, the Sounds defeated the Express in the opener to keep their postseason hopes alive before falling 3-1 in the nightcap, making the Memphis Redbirds the PCL American Conference Southern Division champions.
In the opener, shortstop Hector Gomez returned from the disabled list and went 3-for-4 to lead the Sounds to a 5-2 victory.
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