Topic: Zephyr Field
Nashville, TN – Sunday afternoon’s game between the Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Zephyrs has been cancelled due to rain at Zephyr Field in New Orleans.
The rain-out officially ends the regular season for both teams. The American Southern Division champion Sounds head to Oklahoma City to start the American Conference Finals against the Dodgers.
Game one is scheduled for Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05pm.
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs scored a run in the seventh and three in the eighth to steal a 4-3 win over the Nashville Sounds Sunday night at Zephyr Field.
Nashville built a 3-0 lead on a strong pitching performance from Daniel Gossett and home runs from Franklin Barreto and Rangel Ravelo only to see the bullpen cough it up late.
Gossett allowed one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings and was in line for the win in his second career Triple-A start before the ‘pen faltered.
New Orleans, LA – Matt Chapman’s three-homer game wasn’t enough for the Nashville Sounds in a 6-5 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs Saturday night at Zephyr Field.
Chapman hit a home run in each of his first three at bats to become the seventh player in Sounds (83-58) history to hit three in a single game. The 23-year-old has seven home runs in 17 games with the Sounds and 36 in 134 games between Nashville and Double-A Midland.
The last three-homer game by a Sounds player was Russell Branyan who also did it against New Orleans on May 16th, 2008. Others to accomplish the feat include Ryan Braun, Craig Wilson, Darnell Coles, Dan Pasqua and Steve Balboni.
Game Called in Sixth After 134 Minutes of Total Delay
Metairie, LA – Behind Matt Carson’s power hitting and baserunning, the Nashville Sounds defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-3 (6) at rain-soaked Zephyr Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The game’s original 11:00am start time was pushed back one hundred minutes due to rain. It was not the first time the tarp would come on the field.
After falling behind 1-0 after one, Matt Carson gave the Sounds a 3-1 advantage that scored Niuman Romero and Jason Pridie. In his next appearance, Carson stole second and went to third on a throwing error by Zephyrs catcher Brandon Bantz in the fourth inning. He then scored on a Luke Carlin sacrifice fly and the Sounds led 4-1.
Chris Bassitt, Arnold Leon Pitch Well in Losses
Metairie, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Nashville Sounds twice on Monday night at Zephyr Field, taking game one 4-3, and game two 3-1.
The first matchup featured the completion of the contest the two teams began on April 27th, a game that Arnold Leon initially started. The Zephyrs could not use their original starter, Adam Conley, because he was promoted to Miami yesterday. Leon threw 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball before rain ended his outing the first time.
After the game resumed, Leon retired the first 9 batters he faced before Juan Diaz singled with two outs in the seventh. Leon would walk the next two batters and manager Steve Scarsone went to his bullpen attempting to preserve the 2-0 lead the Sounds had earned via RBI from Joey Wendle and Kent Matthes earlier in the game.
Brad Mills Allows Just Two Runs And Lowers ERA To 3.66
Metairie, LA – The Sounds used ninth inning heroics for the second straight game to move past New Orleans on Sunday afternoon at Zephyr Field, 3-2.
Held even in a 2-2 tie, Nashville entered the ninth inning trying to repeat last night’s success of overcoming the Zephyrs late. The feat seemed too great after New Orleans recorded two quick outs, but the Sounds had other things in mind.
Jason Pridie smoked a line drive out to left that went for his 13th double of the year and two batters later, Alden Carrithers drove him in with a two-out single. It was the left fielder’s first hit of the game but it was enough to help Nashville move to 28-29 on the year.
Nashville Sounds Had Been 0-22 When Trailing After Eight Innings
Metairie, LA – The Sounds saved their best for last, putting up a trio of runs in the ninth inning on Saturday night at Zephyr Field and defeating New Orleans 4-2 in the series opener.
The Sounds had been 0-22 when trailing after eight innings, but busted through for a big ninth inning and improved to 27-29 on the season.
Nate Freiman and Bryan Anderson started the rally with back-to-back singles. Alden Carrithers moved the runners ahead with a sacrifice bunt and Niuman Romero reached when he was intentionally walked. With the bags packed, Anthony Aliotti stepped in and busted his fourth hit of the night to tie things up.
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Pat Venditte Strong in Spot-Start
With expected Sounds starter Brad Mills under the weather, manager Steve Scarsone turned to what has been his team’s strength all season, their bullpen. The unit was 7-1 with a 2.48 ERA entering the day’s action.
Pat Venditte made the spot-start and continued his hot early season form, extending his scoreless streak to 14 innings before it was broken by a Miguel Rojas solo homerun in the bottom half of the fifth inning.
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Suspended Game Will Resume On Monday, June 8th at Zephyr Field
Metairie, LA – Monday night’s game at Zephyr Field between Nashville and New Orleans was suspended due to rain.
The game entered a rain delay during a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning with two outs.
The suspended contest will resume on Monday, June 8th when Nashville returns to New Orleans for the second time of the season.
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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