Topic: Tsuyoshi Wada
Des Moines, IA – The Sounds were on the winning side of a tight game Tuesday night, stealing the series opener against the Cubs at Principal Park by a score of 3-2.
Both teams recorded just seven hits, but Nashville never trailed Iowa. Sounds pitching struck out 11 and never walked a batter at any point during the win.
The Sounds stayed on par with a season storyline by scoring a run in the first inning. Andy Parrino found himself in the leadoff spot for just the fourth time this year and made an impact right out of the gate with a double to left. After a groundout advanced the shortstop to third, reigning PCL Player of the Week Ryan Roberts scored him with a sacrifice fly.
Jake Smolinski Goes 2-for-4, Raises Average to .427
Nashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds won The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup with an 11-2 victory over the Nashville Sounds in front of 8,401 fans at First Tennessee Park on Sunday night.
Dean Anna led the contest off with a double and from there the hits just kept coming for Memphis. The Redbirds tagged Sounds starter Brad Mills for a season-high seven runs, chasing him after four plus innings. Dan Johnson and Tommy Pham led the way for the Redbirds, combining to go 5-for-6 with three runs and four RBI off the Sounds southpaw, as Memphis took an 8-0 lead after five.
Sean Nolin Pitches 3.0 Shutout Innings In First Rehab Start For Nashville Sounds
Des Moines, IA – Despite outhitting Iowa and putting together a strong comeback late, Nashville dropped the third game of the series at Principal Park on Thursday afternoon, 6-4.
The Sounds scored three runs in the ninth inning, their most all season in the final frame, but the deficit proved to be too large. They fell to 10-9 when outhitting an opponent and are now eight games below the .500 mark, their worst mark all season.
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.
Rehabbing Outfielder Josh Hamilton Goes 0-For-4 In Second Game Back
Nashville, TN – The Sounds fought back late and tied it up, but Round Rock exploded for six runs in the 10th inning to take the series finale on Monday night at First Tennessee Park, 8-2.
The Sounds split the four-game series with Round Rock and fell to 2-2 in extra innings this season. The six runs in the 10th inning were the most allowed by Nashville pitchers this year.
Pitching did dominate the early part of the finale though. Round Rock grabbed a run in the first and one in the sixth, both off Sounds’ starter Kendall Graveman.
Brad Mills Produces Team’s Third Quality Start In Last Four Games
Nashville, TN – The Sounds fell victim to a four-run seventh inning at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday night, as Iowa stole the series finale at First Tennessee Park, 4-1.
Nashville dropped to 10-17 overall and 4-3 in series finales. They produced just four hits and struck out in 11 at-bats in the defeat.
Pitching took precedence for the Sounds once again though, as Brad Mills was fantastic on the bump. The left-hander notched the Sounds’ third quality start in the last four games by going 6.1 innings with five hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts.
Kendall Graveman Goes Seven Strong To Earn Win
Nashville, TN – The Sounds offense was clicking from the get go on Wednesday night as Nashville snapped a six-game skid with a 6-0 victory over Iowa at First Tennessee Park.
All four Sounds players with notable offensive streaks were able to keep things rolling. Joey Wendle (eight games), Jason Pridie (seven games) and Alden Carrithers (six games) all pushed their hitting streaks ahead, while Anthony Aliotti fortified his on-base streak (18 games).
The four players combined for five hits, four runs scored and three RBIs.
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Nashville’s Kevin Mattison Homers; Brad Mills Logs Quality Start in Loss
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds could not overcome a few ill-timed mistakes and a solid start from Iowa Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada in a 4-2 loss Tuesday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
Trailing by three in the ninth, outfielder Kevin Mattison narrowed the deficit to 4-2 when he led off with a solo home run. The blast was his fifth of the season. Later in the inning, the Sounds brought the winning run to the plate following two-out singles from Jeff Bianchi and Hector Gomez, but Iowa reliever Blake Parker struck out Sean Halton to end the game.
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Taylor Jungmann Works Second Straight Quality Start For First-Place Nashville
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds proved once again why scoring first usually means a victory in a 4-1 win over the Iowa Cubs at Greer Stadium Monday night.
Nashville is now 24-9 when getting on the board before the opposition, including a 16-1 record when doing so at home.
The Sounds scored the all-important first runs in the bottom of the second with a two-out rally, which was started by a Matt Pagnozzi single. Third baseman Taylor Green and pitcher Taylor Jungmann then followed with RBI singles to give Nashville a 2-0 advantage.
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