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Sounds Defeat Zephyrs Again, 8-2

 

De La Cruz Works Team-Leading 9th Quality Start To Pace Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds earned their fourth straight win on Monday evening, defeating New Orleans by an 8-2 margin at Greer Stadium.

It marked the Sounds’ third win in three games against the Zephyrs this series. Nashville (36-42) has won 11 of its 15 meetings with New Orleans in 2011.

Right-hander Frankie De La Cruz (3-4) picked up the win as he turned in his team-leading ninth quality start of the year for the Sounds. He held the Z’s to two runs (one earned) while scattering seven hits over six innings. It was his third straight winning decision after opening the year with four consecutive losses.

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Nashville Beats New Orleans Again, 9-2

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds hung a 9-2 loss on the New Orleans Zephyrs on Sunday night at Greer Stadium in the second game of a four-game series.

Winners of four of its last five overall, Nashville (35-42) has outscored New Orleans, 95-36, in the teams’ 14 meetings so far this season, winning 10 of those contests.

Nine different players posed a hit in the victory, highlighted by homers from Eric Farris and Mat Gamel.

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Sounds Destroy Zephyrs, 19-1

 

Almonte Ties Club Record With 7 RBIs
Kottaras Homers Twice, De La Cruz Earns First Win Of Year

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – First baseman Erick Almonte went 5-for-6 with a franchise-record-tying seven RBIs to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 19-1 blowout of the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday evening at Zephyr Field.

The win – which extended Nashville’s longest winning streak of the season to five games – featured the Sounds’ largest margin of victory in the Pacific Coast League era, which dates back to 1998. The 18-run defeat was the worst in Zephyrs team history.

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Rivas Deals As Sounds Win 7-1 In New Orleans

 

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – Third baseman Taylor Green’s grand slam was part of a six-run first inning that paved the way to a 7-1 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs at Zephyr Fieldon Sunday evening.

Winners of four in a row, Nashville (24-32) has now held New Orleans to one run for the second consecutive night and in six of the seven victories this season.

Sounds starter Amaury Rivas (4-5) looked sharp in his team-leading sixth quality start, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four in six innings. The win was Rivas’ first in his last eight starts, leading back to April 22nd. In three starts against New Orleans this season, the 25-year old right-hander has picked up three wins while posting a 1.35 ERA (3er/20ip).

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Sounds Win 5-1 On Opening Night

 

Amaury Rivas Throws Quality Start In Triple-A Debut

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds opened the 2011 season with a 5-1 win over the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium in front of 7,144 people on Opening Night.

Newcomers Brandon Boggs and Edwin Maysonet each homered in their Sounds debuts, while starter Amaury Rivas (1-0) picked up the win while tossing a quality start in his first Triple-A outing, a speedy 77-pitch effort.

After allowing a leadoff double to Zephyrs prospect Ozzie Martinez, Rivas settled down to retire the next 14 consecutive batters, surrendering just three total hits over his seven innings pitched. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Lose 4-3 To Zephyrs On Friday

 

Nashville Homers In Eighth Consecutive Game

Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds lost to the New Orleans Zephyrs, 4-3, in front of 6,373 fans on Friday night at historic Greer Stadium in the second game of a three-game series.

New Orleans scored the winning run in the top of the ninth inning to go-ahead, 4-3. With one out in the inning, reliever Chris Smith fanned Gookie Dawkins, but a wild pitch allowed Dawkins to reach first. After next batter Logan Morrison walked, Katin dropped a fly ball, but threw in time to second for the second out. Danny Richar then followed with a line drive double to left field that allowed Dawkins to score the go-ahead run.

In his 2010 Sounds season-debut, centerfielder Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with a double. Mat Gamel and Brendan Katin each hit solo home runs for Nashville (44-37), as it was the eighth consecutive game that the club has hit a home run this season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Take Series Opener from Zephyrs, 10-3

 

Waters’ Quality Start Leads Nashville To 4th Straight Victory

Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds won their fourth straight game on Thursday evening at historic Greer Stadium, posting a 10-3 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs in front of 7,790 fans in the opener of a three-game series.

Left-hander Chris Waters (5-4) turned in his team-leading eighth quality start for the Sounds to snap a seven-start winless stretch. He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. The southpaw lowered his rotation-leading ERA to 3.31 with the victorious effort.

Center fielder Norris Hopper led the offensive charge for Nashville, turning in a 4-for-5 evening with three runs scored and three stolen bases. Johnny Raburn belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer for the Sounds late in the contest.

Nashville (44-36) improved to 5-0 against New Orleans this season and went 8-for-13 with runners in scoring position on the night. «Read the rest of this article»

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