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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’s Win Streak Snapped At Four
Nashville, TN – The Albuquerque Isotopes belted a pair of homers and plated five runs in the top of the thirteenth inning to post an 8-4 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium in the completion of Friday night’s game that was suspended early Saturday morning.
All five runs came against Sounds right-hander Frankie De La Cruz (3-6), who took the loss for Nashville (43-50).
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.
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds lost to the Albuquerque Isoptopes, 5-2, on Saturday evening at Isotopes Park in the third game of a four-game set. The loss was Nashville’s (27-34) third in the last four games.
Albuquerque starting pitcher Randy Keisler (2-2) allowed one run on a season-high seven innings pitched while fanning six for the win. The 35-year-old pitched also drove in the club’s first run from the dish.
Albuquerque, NM – Trayvon Robinson hit a walkoff 10th inning home run to lift the Albuquerque Isotopes to 7-6 win over the Nashville Sounds on Friday evening at Isotopes Park.
Robinson’s 13th home run was his only hit of the game, as the outfielder blasted Sean Green’s (0-1) second pitch of the inning over the wall in centerfield to end the game.
Moving to 0-4 in extra-inning play this season, Nashville (27-33) never led game, but tied the contest three separate times.
The game was called due to rain at the conclusion of the seventh inning, following a 30-minute delay.
Isotopes starter John Ely turned in a quality start and Albuquerque hitters belted a trio of three-run homers on the evening to contribute to the victory.
Ely (4-1) was credited with a complete game as he held the Sounds to two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out five batters in the outing.
The Sounds (54-47) took a short-lived lead in the top of the first inning as Lorenzo Cain opened with contest with double to center off Albuquerque starter John Ely then scored on Mat Gamel’s one-out RBI single. Gamel’s run-scoring knock increased his longest hitting streak of the year to nine games. «Read the rest of this article»
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 Albuquerque Isotopes roughed up the Nashville Sounds, 14-5, on Wednesday night at historic Greer Stadium in the third game of a four-game set.
Having dropped the last five games in a row to Albuquerque this year, Nashville (51-46) matched a season-high for hits allowed (18) while setting the mark for runs given up in an inning (9), team home runs allowed (6), and most home runs surrendered by a pitcher in a game.
For the second consecutive night, Albuquerque did damage early to Nashville starting pitching, as starter Chase Wright’s nine runs on four long balls in 2 2/3 innings were the most given up by the southpaw since July 27, 2007 as a member of the Double-A Trenton Thunder. It also marked the second time in his ten-year career that Wright allowed four homers in a contest, as four straight homers in a span of 10 pitches were hit by Boston’s Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek on April 22 earlier that season. «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»
Trent Oeltjen returns to Nashville and drives in Winning-Run
Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes, 7-6, in 13 innings on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game set.
In his first game playing in Nashville single joining the Dodgers organization, Isotopes outfielder Trent Oeltjen knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 13th inning, as Justin Sellers smacked a double to begin frame. Sellers moved to second on a sacrifice, and later scored as Oeltjen grounded out to first baseman Joe Koshansky.
At four hours and twenty minutes, it was Nashville’s (51-44) longest game this season, as the club moved to 5-6 in extra-inning ball on the year.
The Isotopes used seven pitchers in the game, as Jesus Castillo (1-3) allowed one hit over 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball to pick up the win. Jack Taschner earned his second save. «Read the rest of this article»
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