Sounds' Struggles against RedHawks Continue with 7-2 LossMay 30, 2012 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Nashville Sounds
Nashville (20-32) has lost nine of its 10 games against the Houston Astros' top affiliate this season, including each of the last seven meetings between the teams.
Oklahoma City plated six of its seven runs in the contest with two outs in an inning.
Second baseman Eric Farris went 2-for-5 for the Sounds in the losing effort to extend his season-best hitting streak to nine games. First baseman Jordan Brown extended his own season-best hitting streak to nine games with an eighth-inning double.
Sounds leadoff hitter Logan Schafer tied a single-game PCL record by being hit by three pitches in the contest.
RedHawks right-hander Brian Bass (1-0) was sharp in his debut for Oklahoma City, scattering five hits over six scoreless innings to earn the win.
Oklahoma City third baseman Brett Wallace gave the home team an early 1-0 advantage when he belted the first pitch he saw from Sounds starter Seth McClung over the left field wall for a two-out solo homer, his eighth roundtripper of the year.
The RedHawks doubled their lead to 2-0 with a two-out rally in the fourth. After the first two batters were retired, Jimmy Paredes reached on a bunt single and moved to second when McClung's throw towards first was errant and went into the stands. Brandon Barnes followed with an RBI single up the middle to plate Paredes in unearned fashion.
The Sounds missed an opportunity to score in the fifth, when they loaded the bases with two outs against Bass. However, Jeff Bianchi grounded sharply to third, where Wallace tagged out Schafer in the basepaths for the final out as Oklahoma City escaped the jam unscathed.
McClung (1-5) took the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits over his five innings of action.
Nashville loaded the bases once again in the seventh, this time with one out, but were only able to plate one run on a two-our wild pitch. With the sacks full, RedHawks reliever Adalberto Flores induced a foul popout from Farris before uncorking a two-out wild pitch with Bianchi at the plate to allow Caleb Gindl to race home with the Sounds' first run of the night. The right-hander then retired Bianchi on a flyout, leaving a pair of runners in scoring position as he escaped the jam without further damage.
Gindl went 2-for-3 on the night, the outfielder's fifth multi-hit effort in his last 10 contests.
Oklahoma City responded to the Sounds' run with a pair of their own in the home half of the seventh, when left fielder Scott Moore's two-out, two-run single off Victor Garate extended the RedHawks' lead to 4-1. Both runs were charged to Rob Wooten, who retired only one of his three batters faced to start the inning for Nashville.
The Sounds pulled back with a pair of runs in the eighth as Brown ripped a leadoff double against Flores and later scored on an Andy Gonzalez groundout, reducing the deficit to 4-2.
The RedHawks put the game away with a three-spot in the bottom of the eighth against the Sounds bullpen, highlighted by Angel Sanchez's two-out, two-run homer to left off Johnnie Lowe. The blast, the infielder's second of the year, extended the lead to 7-2.
The teams continue the series with another 7:05 p.m. meeting on Thursday night. Right-hander Mark Rogers (1-2, 4.93), who notched his first career Triple-A victory in his last outing, will make the start for the Sounds and face Oklahoma City southpaw Wes Musick (0-1, 5.40).
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