Topic: Nick Struck
Des Moines, Iowa – Three Iowa Cubs hurlers combined on a four-hit, 7-0 shutout of the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a six-game series.
The shutout was the fifth suffered this season by the Sounds (24-46), who left eight runners on base in the contest. Iowa has won nine of its last 12 contests, while Nashville has dropped four of its last five.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds rode the arm of starting pitcher Zach Kroenke (4-8) Monday night at Greer Stadium to hold off the New Orleans Zephyrs in the series finale, avoiding the four-game series sweep with the 5-3 victory.
Kroenke, in his first start since June 2nd, held the Zephyrs scoreless through six innings of work to pick up his fourth win and fourth quality start in his last five starts for Nashville. The lefty fired six strikeouts to New Orleans, allowing only three hits and one walk. He tossed 69 pitches, 47 for strikes.
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Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held on to an early four-run lead Wednesday night at Greer Stadium to defeat the visiting Iowa Cubs by a 4-3 margin.
The Sounds put two runs on the board in the first inning via outfielder Josh Prince’s double down the left-field line. The hit scored Caleb Gindl, who singled on a grounder into right field, and Stephen Parker, having reached base on balls.
Nashville, TN – Iowa left-hander Chris Rusin held the Nashville offense in check and the Cubs belted a pair of homers in a 6-2 victory over the Sounds on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.
Rusin (4-4), who retired 13 consecutive batters at one point, allowed one run on six hits over a season-high eight innings to pick up the victory. The southpaw struck out eight batters and threw 72 of his 97 pitches for strike on the night.
Des Moines, IA – For the second day in a row, the Nashville Sounds game in Iowa has been cancelled due to rain.
The scheduled 6:35pm contest against the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park has been rescheduled for Friday, June 21st, as a part of a doubleheader in Iowa beginning at 5:00pm.
Nashville Sounds Out-Hits Cubs But Suffers Third Consecutive Loss
Des Moines, IA – Iowa left-hander Brooks Raley twirled six scoreless innings to lead the Iowa Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series. The defeat was the third in a row and the sixth loss in the last seven games for Nashville (4-8).
The Sounds out-hit the Cubs, 10-3, in the game and placed a runner into scoring position in seven of the nine innings but finished just 1-for-11 in RBI opportunities. Ozzie Chavez, Cole Garner, and Anderson De La Rosa all turned in two-hit efforts for the Sounds.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds evened their road series against the division-rival Iowa Cubs by posting a 7-3 victory on Tuesday evening at Principal Park.
Martin Maldonado and Edwin Maysonet each drove in three runs on the night for the Sounds (69-69), who got two-hit efforts from five different players to pace their 12-hit attack.
After Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Lou Montanez RBI single, the Sounds responded with three runs in the top of the second inning to grab a 3-1 advantage against Cubs starter Nick Struck.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds opened their season-ending road trip with an 8-5 loss, as the division-rival Iowa Cubs scored five runs in the seventh inning to come back and win on Monday evening at Principal Park.
It was the 22nd loss on the road after leading this season, as Nashville (68-69) entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 5-3 lead.
Right fielder Caleb Gindl had three hits while right fielder Brandon Boggs and catcher Martin Maldonado each hit two-run home runs in the loss.
Boggs gave the Sounds a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. After Gindl hit a two-out infield single, Boggs crushed a two-run homer over the left field wall, his ninth of the season.
Nashville Extends Longest Winning Streak Of The Season In Front Of Packed House
Nashville, TN – Right-hander Frankie De La Cruz turned in an outstanding start and Caleb Gindl belted a two-run homer to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-1 victory over the Iowa Cubs in front of 8,744 fans on Saturday night at Greer Stadium.
De La Cruz (4-6), who finished one out short of Nashville’s first nine-inning complete game of the year, struck out a Sounds season-high 10 batters in the contest. He allowed just one unearned run on five hits while walking only one batter during his 109-pitch effort.
With the victory, Nashville (49-52) extended its longest winning streak of the year to six games; all of those triumphs have come against the division-rival Cubs as the teams are in the midst of eight consecutive games against one another.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds plated a pair of runs without the benefit of a hit in the top of the tenth inning to hang a 5-3 defeat on the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Monday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series.
In the decisive tenth, Taylor Green and Mat Gamel drew back-to-back one-out walks from Iowa reliever Chris Carpenter before the pitcher-catcher exchange failed the I-Cubs. With an 0-2 count on Sounds catcher Mike Rivera, the next two offerings went to the screen to allow Nashville to take the lead.
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