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Nashville’s Hector Gomez Belts Two Homers in Loss; Leon Debuts
Nashville, TN – Despite a pair of home runs from Sounds shortstop Hector Gomez, the first-place Nashville Sounds (32-29) dropped their series opener against the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday night at AutoZone Park by a 7-4 final margin.
Trailing 3-0, Nashville leveled the game in the top of the fifth with a pair of two-out extra-base knocks, but Memphis followed with three runs of their own in the inning, which proved to be the difference.
Hiram Burgos (1-2) picked up his first win of the season as he matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.
The top of the Nashville lineup propelled an 11-hit attack. Leadoff man Pete Orr went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored while Eugenio Velez followed him with a 4-for-5, three-RBI effort.
Nashville Starter Tosses 3rd Consecutive Quality Start
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held it close through seven innings of Wednesday’s morning game at Greer Stadium, but a six-spot in the eighth by the visiting Memphis Redbirds proved to be the difference in Nashville’s 7-1 loss.
Tied 1-1 in the 8th inning, the Redbirds loaded the bases for Memphis outfielder Randal Grichuk, 2-for-3, who drew a walk from Donovan Hand to give Memphis the lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 3-2 to the Memphis Redbirds Sunday night at Greer Stadium in the deciding contest of the 16-game season series. The loss gives the Redbirds their first Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup Series Championship, winning the season series versus the Sounds nine games to seven.
The Sounds entered the year as defending champs and would have retained the cup with a series split. With two-outs in the top of the sixth inning, the Redbirds touched Sounds starting pitcher Chris Narveson (2-6) for two run-scoring singles to take the 3-2 lead. Chad Huffman hit a single to centerfield to tie the game and Audry Perez followed with the go-ahead knock, his first Triple-A hit, which proved to be the game winner.
Nashville, TN – Memphis Plates Three With Two Outs In Final Frame To Rally For Victory The Memphis Redbirds scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to stun the Nashville Sounds, 5-4, in front of 9,201 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.
Nashville led 4-2 in the ninth and Kyle Heckathorn retired the first two batters of the frame before four consecutive Redbirds reached base against him, capped by Chris Swauger’s bases-loaded, go-ahead three-run double. Heckathorn (6-3) suffered the loss while failing to convert his first save opportunity of the season.
Memphis, TN – Left-hander Chris Narveson turned in a magnificent outing and was backed by a 13-hit attack that included three homers as the Nashville Sounds defeated the Memphis Redbirds, 7-0, in front of a capacity crowd of 12,664 on Thursday evening at Auto Zone Park.
The victory was the fourth in the past five games for Nashville (32-56), which improved to 6-3 this season against its cross-state division rivals. It was the Sounds’ fifth shutout victory of the season.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds’ Jimmy Nelson turned in an outstanding start and the Sounds belted three home runs in a 10-1 victory over the Round Rock Express on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium in front of 9,104 fans in the finale of a three-game series.
With the victory, Nashville (31-56) secured its third winning series of the year. The 10 runs scored were the most for the Sounds since May 23rd and the club’s fifth double-digit output of the year.
Nashville, TN – Hunter Morris and Caleb Gindl each homered to power the Nashville Sounds to a 5-3 victory over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park.
The win gave the Sounds their first winning road series of the season as they took three of four from Memphis. Nashville (21-40) wrapped up its road trip with a 4-4 mark.
Nashville ‘s Hunter Morris Goes Yard Twice For 4 RBIs
Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds belted their way to 7-1 victory over the Memphis Redbirds Saturday night at AutoZone Park, highlighted by Hunter Morris’ two-homer game.
Morris saved the fireworks for his final two at-bats, tagging home runs off Memphis reliever Nick Additon in the seventh and eighth innings. His first jack opened the seventh and ended his 0-for-14 slump. Then with two outs in the eighth, Morris slapped a three-run homer to the right-field corner to increase Nashville’s lead to six runs.
Memphis, TN – Right-hander Johnny Hellweg turned in another outstanding start, hurling seven scoreless frames, to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 2-1 victory over the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday evening at AutoZone Park.
Hellweg (5-4) scattered three hits over his seven scoreless innings to pick up his fourth win in the last five starts. He walked three batters and struck out three during his 93-pitch effort, his third straight quality start.
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