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Zephyrs Edge Sounds 7-5 in 18 Innings

Zephyrs Edge Sounds 7-5 in 18 Innings

Posted on 17 May 2015 by Allen

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It took five hours, 26 minutes, 18 innings and an infielder pitching for the New Orleans Zephyrs to finally edge the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.

The night marked the longest game Nashville has been a part of since losing a 24-inning affair, 5-4 with the Zephyrs at Greer Stadium on May 5th, 2006.

The Sounds fell behind early when former Sound Vinny Rottino took Sounds starter Barry Zito deep to give the Zephyrs a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning.

Andre Rienzo was dealing for the Zephyrs, pitching five no-hit innings to start the game. Andy Parrino broke that up in a hurry, crushing a triple into the right-center gap to lead off the sixth. He would score on an RBI groundout by the next batter, Anthony Aliotti and the Sounds would trail by just one.

The Zephyrs came right back, using their power to once again reassert their control on the game. Derek Dietrich drew a leadoff walk and Brady Shoemaker made Zito pay, taking him deep to right. Zito’s day would be done after 6.1 innings. He yielded just five hits.

The Sounds tied the game up in the seventh with a three-run outburst. The home team recorded just one hit in the inning – a Bryan Anderson RBI Double – but drew three walks and took advantage of a throwing error by Dietrich.

Pat Venditte was perfect against the eight batters he faced on the evening. The switch-pitcher struck out two and has his ERA down to 1.09.

Ryan Cook performed a remarkable job getting out of a jam in the tenth inning. After surrendering a leadoff ground-rule double to Brandon Bantz, pinch runner Issac Galloway was sacrifice bunted to third. Cook induced a grounder back at third baseman Ryan Roberts who threw home to Anderson who tagged Galloway out at home. Cook then picked Austin Wates off first base to end the frame.

The teams continued trading zeros till the 16th when Steve Scarsone made the move to save his bullpen for tomorrow’s matinee. Infielder Niuman Romero came out of the pen with men on first and second with two outs. The veteran got Wates to ground into a force at third. Romero became the first Sounds infielder to pitch in a game since Erick Almonte on April 21, 2012 at Omaha.

Romero loaded the bases with one out in the 17th, then somehow struck out the next two batters he faced, much to the applause of the First Tennessee Park faithful. The Zephyrs finally got to him in the 18th. Miguel Rojas tripled to score two runs and then scored on a sacrifice fly. The Sounds would add one more in the bottom half of the 18th inning.

The two teams will not have much time off as game two is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. tomorrow. Kendall Graveman will be on the bump for the home team. He will be opposed by top Marlins prospect Justin Nicolino.

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Cubs rally to top Sounds, 3-2

Cubs rally to top Sounds, 3-2

Posted on 14 May 2015 by Allen

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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.

Ryan Roberts, affectionately known as “Tatman” for his dozens of tattoos, drove in Joey Wendle for the Sounds first run of the ballgame in the top of the fourth. He now has three two-out RBIs in the past two games. Nashville would add a run courtesy of a throwing error by Christian Villanueva that allowed Alden Carrithers to score in the eighth
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Ryan Cook came on to attempt to record his fourth save. The Sounds were 8-0 in games he had appeared in.

Rubi Silva led off the frame with a single and it appeared he would be stranded there after Cook got two quick outs. Javy Baez then singled to push Silva to third and the potential winning run came to the plate. Cook plunked Villanueva, who left the game in considerable pain. With the bases now loaded, former Vanderbilt commodore Mike Baxter drew a walk to cut the lead in half. The outfield came in with the potential winning run now in scoring position, but it did not matter. Lake lined one to right and the Cubs walked off.

The two teams will play another matinee on Thursday. The Sounds will send the rehabbing Sean Nolin to the hill. The Cubs will counter with a fellow rehabbing southpaw, Tsuyoshi Wada (0-3, 3.25). First pitch is scheduled for 12:08 p.m.

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Mills Earns First Win As Sounds Defeat Iowa, 6-3

Mills Earns First Win As Sounds Defeat Iowa, 6-3

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Allen

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Behind Brad Mills’ second quality start 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.

Mills recorded his second quality start of the season, giving up eight hits, three earned runs and striking out five.

Jason Pridie gave the Sounds much needed insurance with a triple in the seventh. Matthes scored from third and Freiman chugged his 6-foot-8 250 pound frame all the way from first to narrowly avoid the tag at the plate. Roberts then drove Pridie in with a liner up the middle that give the Sounds a commanding 6-2 lead.

However, Iowa would not quit. Christian Villanueva led off the seventh with a solo shot off Mills, who would next give up a single to Taylor Davis. Seth Frankoff would come on and strikeout Chris Valaika before walking Adron Chambers, bringing the tying run to the plate. Pitching Coach Don Schulze came out to talk to Frankoff and attempt to settle him down – it worked.

John Andreoli grounded to the former UNC-Wilmington pitcher who threw to Parrino, who then went to first to complete the inning-ending double play. It was the Sounds fourth double play turned during the game, a season-high.

Ryan Cook pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his third save. The Sounds are now 8-0 in games that he pitched in this season.

The Sounds (13-19) and Cubs (15-17) will have little time to recuperate. Wednesday’s game is scheduled for 12:08 p.m. The expected pitching matchup is Ryan Verdugo (1-3, 4.00) against Donn Roach (4-0, 2.17).

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Zito’s Gem Lifts Sounds to 7-0 Victory

Zito’s Gem Lifts Sounds to 7-0 Victory

Posted on 10 May 2015 by Allen

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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.

The Sounds offense took advantage of a strong breeze blowing out to left field in the second inning, hitting two solo homers in the frame. Kent Matthes led off with his second home run of the season and two batters later, Andy Parrino went opposite field for his fourth homer of the season. The Sounds were not done in the inning, however. Out of the number nine-hole, catcher Luke Carlin doubled with two outs and center fielder Craig Gentry drove him in with a single up the middle to give the home team an early 3-0 lead.

Jason Pridie went against that strong wind in fourth, crushing a solo home run to right-center field making the score 4-0. The blast tied him with Joey Wendle and Parrino for the team-lead.

Nashville plated three more in the fifth, with Kent Matthes driving in his second and third runs of the game with a double down the left field line. Parrino would drive Matthes in, picking up his 10th RBI on the year.

Seth Frankoff finished the job for Zito, pitching two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Josh Hamilton and the Express will play the final game of their four-game set tomorrow at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds will send Kendall Graveman (1-1, 2.25) to the mound. The former Mississippi State Bulldog turned in seven scoreless inning in his last outing vs. Iowa. He will be opposed by right-hander Phil Klein (1-0, 2.31). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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Sounds Shutout, Drop Sixth Straight

Sounds Shutout, Drop Sixth Straight

Posted on 05 May 2015 by Allen

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The Sounds were shutout for the second time this season and dropped their sixth straight game as Iowa notched a 4-0 win at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday night.

Nashville has now been outscored 31-16 during their six-game losing streak. Iowa improved to 12-13 with the win as the Sounds fell to seven games below the .500 mark.

The starting pitchers were on top of things early for both clubs. Barry Zito (5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) was seeking his first win of the season and was able to dodge several bullets early on. Iowa eventually got to Zito though and the veteran dropped to 0-3 to start this year. Cubs’ right-hander Carlos Pimentel, who kept the Sounds to just three hits, breezed through 6.0 shutout innings to earn his first victory of the year.

The Sounds threatened in several innings early on. Jason Pridie led off the second with a double, but was left out there to end the inning. Then in the third, Anthony Aliotti walked and Joey Wendle singled two batters later, but both were left stranded at the end of the frame. All three players extended respective streaks as Pridie (six games) and Wendle (seven games) pushed their hitting streaks forward, while Aliotti nudged his on-base streak to 17 games.
The visitors put up the first run of the contest in the fourth when Adron Chambers beat out an infield single with the bases loaded. They tacked on another in the fifth and a pair of tallies in the sixth to snatch a 4-0 victory in the second game of the series.

The home team had two rehab appearances during the loss. Infielder Nate Freiman, who was activated yesterday and recorded the team’s lone RBI in the 2-1 defeat, went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout. Pitcher Sean Nolin made his first outing by coming out of the bullpen with a scoreless seventh frame. The left-hander walked one and struck out two.

The third game of series begins at 7:05 p.m. tomorrow at First Tennessee Park. The battle of the right-handers will feature Kendall Graveman (0-1, 5.40) against Dallas Beeler.

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Sounds Drop Third Straight One-Run Contest

Sounds Drop Third Straight One-Run Contest

Posted on 04 May 2015 by Allen

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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.

They pushed the first run of the game across in the home half of the first. Andy Parrino hit out of the leadoff position for the first time this season and kicked the inning off with his fourth double of the year. Joey Wendle followed it up with a single and Nate Freiman, who was activated on a rehab assignment earlier in the day, brought him in with a sacrifice fly. Nashville is outscoring their opponents 21-4 in the first inning of games.

Arnold Leon turned in his best start of the season in the homestand opener but ended up suffering the loss. The right-hander recorded the club’s third quality start of the year, managing 6.0 innings with six hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts. The pair of runs came on one swing of the bat when Iowa’s Matt Szczur hit a two-run shot in the third inning.

Relievers Seth Frankoff and Fernando Rodriguez kept it tight with a combined 3.0 innings of scoreless work. Rodriguez fanned all five batters he faced and left a pair of inherited runners stranded in the eighth.

The two teams are back at it again tomorrow night from First Tennessee Park with a 7:05 p.m. start. Lefty Barry Zito (0-2, 5.96) will face off against Carlos Pimentel in the second contest of the set.

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Missed Opportunities Costly In Sounds Loss

Missed Opportunities Costly In Sounds Loss

Posted on 01 May 2015 by Allen

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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.

Nashville went on the attack right off the bat though, scoring a run in both the first and second innings. Joey Wendle and Kent Matthes hit back-to-back singles in the first and Jason Pridie drove the Sounds’ second baseman in with a double. Then in the second, Andy Parrino hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot over that he deposited over the left field wall. Nashville had the 2-1 lead after two, but the advantage was short lived.

Round Rock took control with three runs in the fourth inning that was capped by a Jared Hoying home run. Those three runs were scored off Sounds’ starter Kendall Graveman, who allowed five runs in total (three earned). The right-hander managed 5.0 innings with five strikeouts, but suffered the loss in his season debut.

Matthes, Pridie and Bryan Anderson all posted multi-hit affairs in the loss, while Round Rock added a pair of runs off reliever Seth Frankoff who was called up from Double-A Midland earlier in the day.

Nashville and Round Rock are set for a 7:05 p.m. contest on Saturday night at the Dell Diamond. Left-hander Brad Mills (0-3, 6.75) will pitch against Anthony Ranaudo.

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Sounds Bullpen Excellent in 2-1 Victory

Sounds Bullpen Excellent in 2-1 Victory

Posted on 28 April 2015 by Allen

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Behind stellar pitching, the Nashville Sounds defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs by the score of 2-1, on Tuesday, at Zephyr Field.

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.

The Sounds took their first lead of the series in the third inning. Number nine hitter Anthony Aliotti led off the frame with a single to start the inning. After Billy Burns moved him to second with a liner to center, second baseman Joey Wendle added to his team-leading RBI (15) total with a double that plated Aliotti. Burns then scored his team-leading 17th run on a sacrifice fly from the next batter, Kent Matthes.

R.J. Alvarez made his Sounds debut in the fifth coming on for Venditte after Zephyrs third baseman Scott Sizemore had doubled. Alvarez managed to strand the inherited runner at third and preserve the 2-1 lead.

Twice more the Zephyrs (8-10) would push runners to third base and the Sounds bullpen would strand the runner. Fernando Rodriguez pitched himself out of a runner on third with one out in the seventh inning and Chad Smith, who picked up his second save, stranded Jordany Valdespin at third in the ninth.

After 19 straight days of baseball, the Sounds (9-10) have a rare off-day tomorrow. They’ll pick up action again on Thursday at Round Rock (12-6). Barry Zito (0-1, 5.57 ERA) is expected to take the mound against Jerad Eickhoff (1-0, 2.16 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.

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Sounds fall to Zephyrs, 4-3

Sounds fall to Zephyrs, 4-3

Posted on 26 April 2015 by Allen

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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. Verdugo (1-2) suffered his second loss of the season and was charged with all four runs, just two of which were earned. Castro was marvelous throwing four scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out five.

The Zephyrs got an early 2-0 lead in the second, capitalizing on newly-signed infielder Ryan Roberts’ fielding error. The second inning has been a difficult one for the Sounds who now have been outscored 15-3 in the frame this season. The Zephyrs added two more runs on Derek Dietrich’s 4th inning homerun. The blast was his 4th of the season.

Jason Pridie (2-for-5) extended his hitting streak to seven games with a double in the first. He then drove in Billy Burns (2-for4) who scored his team-leading 16th run. Niuman Romero (1-for-3) drove in the last two runs for the Sounds, drawing a bases loaded walk in the fifth and driving in Roberts (2-for-5) with a RBI single in the 7th.

The Sounds and Zephyrs play again tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. at Zephyr Field. Fresh off a stint with Oakland, Arnold Leon gets the ball for the Sounds. He will be opposed by Adam Conley.

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Sounds Suppressed By Strong Pitching

Sounds Suppressed By Strong Pitching

Posted on 22 April 2015 by Allen

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The Sounds ran into some stout pitching on Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park and suffered their second loss of the series to Oklahoma City, 5-2.

The Dodgers came out swinging and jumped on top in the opening frame. Buck Britton ripped a run-scoring triple, Kyle Jensen followed with a sacrifice fly and Oklahoma City had a 2-0 lead before Nashville ever got a chance to hit.

Nashville pushed a run across in the fifth when Jason Pridie led off with a single and Andy Parrino hit him in two batters later. Pridie added a solo home run in the ninth inning, but the Sounds were outhit 11-8 and fell to 7-7 on the season.

The Sounds had other chances, grabbing a leadoff double from Joey Wendle in the sixth and a one-out triple from Parrino in the seventh, but failed to cash in on either opportunity. They finished 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Right-hander Zach Lee worked ahead in the count most of the night and turned in a stellar start for the Dodgers. He struck out five batters and kept the Sounds to just one run during his 7.0 innings of work. Lee improved to 3-0 with an ERA at 0.95 through his first three starts of the season.

Nathan Long saw his first action on the mound in a Sounds uniform on Wednesday night. The right-hander was added from Double-A Midland earlier in the day and made the start in place of Arnold Leon, who was recalled by Oakland. Long took the loss by going 4.2 innings and surrendering four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.

The bullpen continued their streak of strong outings as Kevin Whelan (2.1 IP, 0 R), Brock Huntzinger (1.0 IP, 1 ER) and Eury De La Rosa (1.0 IP, 0 R) struck out a combined seven batters in relief.

The two teams are back to it again Thursday night with a 7:05 p.m. start time at First Tennessee Park. Left-hander Brad Mills (0-2, 7.27) is slated to pitch against Mike Bolsinger.

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Sounds fall 4-2

Sounds fall 4-2

Posted on 19 April 2015 by Allen

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The Nashville offense had a tough time starting up on Saturday night at First Tennessee Park and fell to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 4-2.

Nashville left nine on base and went just 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Colorado Springs used a pair of multi-run frames to do the damage. Matt Long collected a run scoring single in the third and Elian Herrera did the same in the fifth.

The Sounds evened it up at one point with runs in the third and fourth. Anthony Aliotti drew a leadoff walk and eventually scored on a Joey Wendle double. It was the infielder’s 12th RBI of the young season, putting him atop the league standings. Aliotti then ended up knocking in the tying run with a bases loaded single in the fourth.

Kent Matthes tried to get something going with a two-out double in the eighth, but was left stranded. The outfielder was the only Sounds’ player with a multi-hit effort on a night when Nashville had just six hits.

Brad Mills made his second start of the season and his First Tennessee Park debut on Saturday night. The lefty allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits through 5.0 innings of work. Brock Huntzinger continued his solid start to the season, fanning three without allowing a hit through 2.0 frames. The right-hander moved his ERA to 1.59 through the first four outings of 2015. Eury De La Rosa struck out two of the three batters he faced in the eighth and Kevin Whelan did the same in the ninth.

Drew Gagnon picked up his first win of the year by delivering 5.1 innings of two-run ball. Despite walking five batters, the right-hander gave up just two runs.

The Sounds and Sky Sox are scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. start on Sunday at First Tennessee Park. Right-hander Chris Bassitt will get the nod for Nashville while Colorado Springs will send out Tyler Cravy for the third game of the series.

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Sounds Walk-Off in Home Opener

Sounds Walk-Off in Home Opener

Posted on 18 April 2015 by Allen

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Baseball came home to Nashville on Friday night and what a homecoming it was. Sounds first baseman Max Muncy hit an RBI double in the tenth inning and the Sounds walked-off over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at First Tennessee Park, 3-2.

Feeding off the energy from a capacity crowd of 10,459, Arnold Leon struck out seven batters in four innings. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte succeeded Leon, throwing three scoreless innings. The Nebraska native has thrown 7.2 scoreless innings to start the season.

Former Sound Matt Clark recorded the first hit in First Tennessee Park history in the second inning. He then provided the first RBI in the fourth inning on a line drive to center field. Ben Guez added another single in the inning and the Sounds trailed 2-0.

The Sounds spent no time getting back in it. Joey Wendle and Muncy walked to start the fourth inning and advanced a base each on a Bryan Anderson fly-out. Jason Pridie then drove both in on a two-out two-RBI single.

Both teams fell silent offensively until Muncy’s magical moment in the tenth.

Billy Burns led off the inning with a single. The hit gave the speedy outfielder his fourth straight multi-hit game. After Wendle went down swinging, Muncy stepped to the plate. He took the first pitch he saw and hit it off the wall in right. Burns scored easily and the Sounds sprinted from their dugout to celebrate their first home victory.

Ryan Cook improved to 2-0, while David Goforth suffered his first loss.

The fireworks started well before the game got underway, however. Five special guests greeted the Sounds’ faithful.

Mayor Karl Dean spoke and threw out the first pitch. He was preceded by First Tennessee’s president Carol Yochem. Athletics president Michael Crowley and Sounds owners Masahiro Honzawa and Frank Ward were also recognized on the field. In addition, ABC’s Nashville star Chip Esten rocked the house with the national anthem.

It was a banner night for the city of Nashville and the Sounds, who return to First Tennessee Park to play the Sky Sox again on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. The expected pitching matchup is Brad Mills (0-1) against Drew Gagnon (0-0). The first 10,000 fans will be given a complimentary magnetic schedule courtesy of The Tennessean.

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Homer-Happy Sounds Power Way Past Sky Sox

Homer-Happy Sounds Power Way Past Sky Sox

Posted on 12 April 2015 by Allen

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The Sounds offense launched five home runs and posted a nine-run sixth inning to help Nashville cruise to a 16-11 win and take the series finale against Colorado Springs at Security Service Field on Sunday afternoon.

Bryan Anderson (2-for-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI), Joey Wendle (3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI), Kent Matthes (2-for-5, 2 R, RBI) and Andy Parrino (2-for-5, HR, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) all went yard to help Nashville improve to 3-1 on the season. The Sounds had 10 extra-base hits in total and have now won three straight.

Scoring went back-and-forth in the early innings, as the Sky Sox took a 5-4 advantage after five frames.

But Nashville grabbed the lead in a big way to open the sixth and never looked back.

The Sounds sent 13 batters to the plate, collected 10 hits and scored nine runs to bust the game wide open. The big inning was capped when Wendle blasted a three-run bomb and Matthes followed by taking the very next pitch out as well. It was the first time the Sounds had scored nine or more runs in an inning since August 10, 2011, when Nashville plated 10 runs in the seventh inning of an 11-9 victory over the Reno Aces.

Parrino added his solo shot in the seventh and Wendle followed it up with his second of the game in the eighth. It was the second time in the infielder’s career to have a multi-homer game, the last coming on July 8, 2013.

In the end, Nashville used another balanced offensive attack and outhit the Sky Sox, 18-13. Alden Carrithers (3 R, 2B, BB) doubled his season hit total coming into the game by going 4-for-4 and Anthony Aliotti (2 2B, 5 RBI) was 3-for-5 hitting in the ninth spot of the lineup.

Arnold Leon was facing Colorado Springs for the fifth time in his career but was knocked around for five runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. He fanned four and surrendered a pair of long balls.

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte (W, 0.2 IP, H, BB, K) relieved Leon in the fifth and recorded two outs to earn the win.

With a series win under their belt, Nashville will travel to Oklahoma City to visit the Dodgers for a four-game set at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark starting on Monday. Left-hander Brad Mills makes his first start of the season and is scheduled to compete against Joe Wieland in the 7:05 p.m. game.

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Sounds Lead Wire-To-Wire, Defeat Sky Sox

Sounds Lead Wire-To-Wire, Defeat Sky Sox

Posted on 11 April 2015 by Allen

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Jason Pridie’s hustle to narrowly beat out a would-be inning-ending double play in the first inning of Saturday’s tilt against Colorado Springs ended up being the difference in a Sounds 5-3 victory.

Pridie’s sprint extended the inning and gave the Sounds the opportunity to attack with two outs.

Three pitches later, Kent Matthes hit a double to plate Billy Burns and Pridie. Joey Wendle would then add an infield single to push Matthes to third. Niuman Romero then drove Matthes in on a groundball that found its way in to right field. Luke Carlin would then become the fourth straight batter to record a hit, as he hit a groundball to left field to score Wendle.

The Sounds would push four runs across home plate in the first and would never trail in the contest.

Angel Castro (3.1 IP 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K) pitched well in his first start of the 2015 campaign. He was succeeded by lefty Ryan Verdugo who allowed both of Castro’s inherited runners to score. The LSU product would settle in – pitching 3.2 innings, yielding just two hits and a run en route to his first victory of the season.

Matthes (2-for-4) was a large part of the Sounds attack, driving in two of the Sounds’ runs and scoring another two. Carlin went 2-for-3 in his first start of the season, driving in two runs.

Eury De La Rosa pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning before giving way for Chad Smith to come on for the save.

The Sounds and Sky Sox will finish their series tomorrow at Security Service Field. The Sounds will send Arnold Leon to the mound while the Sky Sox will counter with Drew Gagnon. First pitch is scheduled for 2:35.

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