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Nashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs used four multi-run innings to thump the Nashville Sounds 9-1 Sunday night at First Tennessee Park. The loss for the Sounds evened the season series with Iowa at seven games apiece.
The I-Cubs pounced on Zach Neal and the Sounds early and often. Iowa tallied multiple runs in three of the five innings Neal pitched for a total of seven runs. Iowa added a pair of runs off Patrick Schuster in the sixth inning to complete their scoring.
Nashville’s struggles with runners in scoring position continued Sunday night with a second straight hitless performance in that situation.
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs used three huge innings and 23 hits to dispatch the Nashville Sounds, 16-7, Tuesday night at Principal Park.
Iowa used a five-run first, four-run third, and four-run seventh to kept the Sounds chasing all night. The 23 hits allowed by Nashville pitchers was one shy of tying the franchise record of 24 in a single-game.
Ben Bracewell started for the Sounds and deserved better than the eight earned runs charged to his final line. The right-hander yielded five infield singles and dealt with two errors in the first inning that put Nashville in a 5-0 hole after the one.
Papillion, NE – With a series victory in sight, the Nashville Sounds faltered against the Omaha Storm Chasers, dropping the series finale 15-1. The Sounds were seeking their first series victory since the beginning of June, a string of ten series.
Two explosive innings highlighted the day for the Storm Chasers. Omaha sent eight batters to the plate in the third inning against Chris Jensen and four of them came around to score. The Storm Chasers tallied a single run in both the fifth and seventh innings before pouring it on in the eighth. Omaha plated nine runs on eight hits in the eighth inning against three different Sounds pitchers.
Nashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs sent 12 to the plate in a six-run seventh inning en route to an 8-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 8,771 fans at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.
The Sounds (32-30) built an early 4-0 lead behind another strong start by Chris Smith only to see it erased when the bullpen faltered.
Renato Nuñez provided some early fireworks when he launched his Pacific Coast League-leading 18th home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning.
Des Moines, IA – Before Chris Smith took to the mound for the Sounds Friday night he was spotted seven runs. The Sounds would then cruise to a 12-3 win to take game two of a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs.
Nashville erupted for seven runs on nine hits in the top of the first inning to give the 36-year-old right-hander a 7-0 lead over the I-Cubs. Smith (3-2, 3.35) followed up Michael Brady’s quality start Thursday night with one of his own.
He lasted six innings and matched a season-high by fanning eight I-Cubs. Iowa scattered three hits across the first three innings against Smith but he retired the final ten batters he faced en route to the 18th quality start of the season for Sounds pitchers.
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.
Josh Hamilton Goes 1-for-3 in First Rehab Appearance
Nashville, TN – Barry Zito and the Nashville Sounds spoiled Josh Hamilton’s return to baseball with a 7-0 victory over the Round Rock Express on Mother’s Day at First Tennessee Park.
The game marked the first time a former Cy Young Winner and a former MVP played against one another in a Nashville Sounds game. While Hamilton (1-for-3) was the story coming into the action, it was Zito who stole the show.
The Sounds’ southpaw earned his first win of the season, pitching seven scoreless innings, surrendering just four hits and striking out five. Sounds pitching has been outstanding as of late, throwing five quality starts in their last seven games, posting a 2.47 ERA over that stretch.
First Baseman Nate Freiman Records Team’s Lone RBI With Sacrifice Fly In First
Nashville, TN – The Sounds and Cubs played tight all night long on Monday, but Nashville was on the wrong side of a one-run game for the third consecutive contest and dropped the series opener to Iowa at First Tennessee Park, 2-1.
Nashville fell to 4-6 in one-run games this season and is now 9-15 overall. The two teams had three double plays a piece, eliminating various chances throughout the night. Monday’s loss was only the sixth time all year that the Sounds have been outhit.
Right-Hander Kendall Graveman Goes Five Innings, Fans Five In Season Debut
Round Rock, TX – The Sounds had plenty of base runners on Friday night but struggled to cash in during a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Express at the Dell Diamond.
The team’s woes with runners in scoring position continued for Nashville who finished 1-for-7. The club had nine hits and left nine runners stranded on base to go along with it. The Sounds fell to three games below the .500 mark with a 9-12 record.
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