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Nashville Sounds Game Information: Nashville Sounds (13-24) vs. Memphis Redbirds (20-18)

May 14, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Nashville Sounds News Release

Game #38: Nashville Sounds (13-24) vs. Memphis Redbirds (20-18)

Pitching Matchup: LHP Wes Benjamin (1-4, 9.45) vs. RHP Jake Woodford (2-0, 2.04)

First Pitch: 11:05 CST

Radio: 97.5 FM


From the Notes

Wes Benjamin: 25-year-old Wes Benjamin starts for the Sounds this morning. The left-hander is making his 8th start of the season and is 1-4 with a 9.45 ERA while covering 26.2 innings. Benjamin has yielded 39 hits and 16 walks to go with his 22 strikeouts. He last pitched on May 9 in a start against Oklahoma City. He allowed 2 earned runs on 4 hits in 5.0 innings. Benjamin spent the majority of his 2018 season with Double-A Frisco where he went 5-6 with a 3.62 ERA in 15 starts. The southpaw spent nearly two months on the disabled list from June 7-July 31 with a left elbow strain. Despite missing time, Benjamin led the Frisco staff in wins and ranked among team leaders in strikeouts (3rd), starts (T3rd) and innings (4th). In his minor league career, Benjamin is 22-22 with a 4.16 ERA while covering 69 games (66 starts). The Rangers drafted the Illinois native in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Kansas University.

Searching for a Split: The current series is number nine on the season for Nashville, and the team is searching for its third split with a win today. The Sounds have a series record of 0-6-2 going into today's finale.

That's a Trip: Going into today's series finale against Memphis, the Sounds are currently 3-3 on the 13-day, 14-game road trip. Not including the May 10 suspended game in Oklahoma City, Nashville batters are hitting .289 (59-for-204) with 32 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 31 walks, 56 strikeouts and 6 stolen bases during the trip. Nashville pitching has a 5.12 ERA (51.0 IP/29 ER) with 58 hits allowed, 9 home runs allowed, 13 walks issued to go with 37 strikeouts.

Six is Key from the Start: Starter Seth Maness was solid again yesterday and turned in another six-inning performance, his second in three starts with Nashville. In 37 games, Sounds' starters have gone at least six innings 9 different times. In those 9 games, the Sounds have a 5-4 record.

It's Gonna be May: Zack Granite has enjoyed a red-hot month of May at the plate. In 12 games in May, the outfielder is hitting .396 (19-for-48) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 4 walks and 5 stolen bases. Granite's .396 batting average in the month is the 8th-highest in the Pacific Coast League.

Streaking Willie: With another hit yesterday, Willie Calhoun has hit safely in 14 consecutive games for the Sounds and owns the longest active streak in the Pacific Coast League. During the 14-game streak, he's hitting .354 (17-for-48) with 9 runs, 2 doubles, 5 home runs, 12 RBI and 12 walks.

What's the word around Nashville?

AHA GreaterNashville (@HeartNashville)

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Greg Scallan (@gregscallan)

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