Topic: Ryan Verdugo
Nashville, TN – The Sounds struck for seven runs in the first four innings on Saturday night and beat Oklahoma City for the second straight night at First Tennessee Park, 7-2.
Jason Pridie got the home team off on the right foot in the first. He struck a ball that went for a bloop single in front of the Dodgers’ centerfielder Chris Heisey. It was Pridie’s 82nd hit this season, second most in the Pacific Coast League, and it plated Joey Wendle and Ryan Roberts for a 2-0 advantage.
Nashville Sounds Bullpen Allows One Run Over 6 2/3 Innings
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds celebrated Father’s Day at First Tennessee Park on Sunday, but were on the wrong end of a 7-1 tilt and lost the series finale against the Omaha Storm Chasers.
The loss marked the third time that Nashville has been swept in a four-game set this season. The Sounds were outscored 17-7 in the series and dropped to 11 games below .500 for the second time this season.
Craig Gentry opened the Father’s Day contest by banging his second long ball in the last five games. The game-opening homer, which pushed the outfielder’s hitting streak to 11 games, was the first by a Sounds player since Scooter Gennett hit one against the Round Rock Express on July 3rd, 2013. Nashville has outscored their opponent 34-15 in the first inning this season.
Rehabbing Infielder Ike Davis Goes 1-For-4 With Two RBIs
Nashville, TN – The Sounds fell victim to an early deficit and dropped the series opener against the Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park on Monday night, 5-2.
The loss was the team’s fifth straight defeat and put Nashville’s home record to 15-14. The Sounds had their chances, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, but saw the Redbirds take the first game in the I-40 Cup Series.
Memphis stormed out to a 4-0 lead off Sounds’ starter Chris Bassitt. Tommy Pham got the ‘Birds on the board when he blooped a two-run single in the first. Rafael Ortega hit a double and scored in the second and then produced a run-scoring triple in the third.
Record-Setting Crowd On Hand For CBS Sports Network Game Of The Week
Nashville, TN – The Sounds saw Salt Lake strike for a pair of late runs and dropped Thursday night’s contest in front of a record-setting 10,610 fans at First Tennessee Park, 4-2.
Nashville ended the night 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and failed to capitalize on three Salt Lake errors. The bullpen’s streak of 19.2 innings without allowing a run came to an end, as the Bees added two runs late in the game to steal the third game of the series.
Veteran Barry Zito Throws 6.0 Shutout Innings To Earn The Victory
Sacramento, CA – Barry Zito was spectacular in his return to Sacramento and Nashville led from the second inning on, as the Sounds shutout the River Cats on Tuesday night at Raley Field, 3-0.
Combining yesterday’s 5-0 win with tonight’s victory marked the first time since June 28th-29th, 2014 that Nashville has collected back-to-back shutout wins. It was the team’s fourth shutout win this season and it helped improve their record to 18-27.
A shutout would not have been possible without terrific starting pitching for Nashville and Zito seemed to be up to the task in the victory.
Nashville Sounds’ Pat Venditte Tosses Season-High 5 K’s
Des Moines, IA – Down 2-0, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Iowa Cubs rallied to beat the Sounds 3-2 at Principal Park on Wednesday.
Sounds pitching held the Cubs to just two hits through eight innings of play. Ryan Verdugo pitched well on limited rest, yielding just one hit and striking out three over 4.1 innings. Switch pitcher Pat Venditte threw 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, surrendering just a double. He recorded a season-high five strikeouts and was in line to secure his second win.
Nashville Sounds Turn Season-High Four Double Plays
Nashville, TN – Behind Brad Mills’ first victory of the season, the Sounds held on to beat the Iowa Cubs, 6-3, at Principal Park on Tuesday night.
Nate Freiman made productive outs to score the Sounds first two runs of the game. After a Kent Matthes double, he grounded out to plate shortstop Andy Parrino and then in the third inning he hit a sacrifice fly to score Craig Gentry. Gentry had stolen both second and third base to get in to scoring position.
The Sounds added another run in the sixth when Ryan Roberts drove in Jason Pridie with an RBI-double. The Cubs followed, cutting the lead to 3-2 via a Javy Baez solo homer.
Crowd of 10,373 Helps Nashville Record Back-To-Back Sellouts For First Time Since 2005
Nashville, TN – In front of 10,373 fans, the Sounds collected just four hits and were shutout, as Round Rock stole the second game of the series at First Tennessee Park on Saturday night, 1-0.
Pairing last night’s occupancy of 10,111 with Saturday night’s crowd marked the first back-to-back sellouts that the Sounds have had since the 2005 season (August 19th-20th).
Overall, it was the third time that First Tennessee Park has hosted a sellout crowd through the first 14 games after doing so just twice all of last season.
Nashville Sounds Swept For First Time Since June of Last Season
Round Rock, TX – Behind a five run fifth inning, the Round Rock Express completed the sweep over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday at Dell Diamond, 5-4.
In the early stages of the game, it looked like the Sounds were going to run away with this one. Through four innings, the Sounds first two hitters Alden Carrithers and Joey Wendle were a combined 6-for-6 scoring all four Nashville runs. Wendle was on a historic pace, finding himself just a homerun away from the cycle. Jason Pridie (2 RBI) and Kent Matthes (RBI) were the beneficiaries of the frequent runners on base.
Nashville Outhit New Orleans 9-4 in Defeat
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds lost the second game of a four-game set on Sunday to the New Orleans Zephyrs at Zephyr Field, 4-3.
In addition to drawing seven walks, the Sounds outhit the Zephyrs 9-4. Nashville matched a season-high 13 men left on base and are now atop the league with 153 on the season.
The pitching tandem of Ryan Verdugo and Angel Castro was effective once again, giving up just the four hits in the game.
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