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Red-hot Sounds win 5th straight on road, 9-1 over Memphis

April 21, 2009
Tony Gwynn by kwmcnutt.

Tony Gwynn went 2-2, walked 3 times, stole a base, and scored three times on April 21st against Memphis.

The Nashville Sounds (8-5) are red-hot on the road as they beat the Memphis Redbirds (7-5) tonight  in a 9-1 decision at AutoZone Park in Memphis. Nashville’s Chase Wright (1-1) pitched very well and earned his first victory of the season. Wright pitched seven innings, gave up no runs and only three hits.  He threw 80 pitches, 49 of them strikes.

Ottavino (0-2) for Memphis suffered his second loss this year.

The Sounds have won 6 of their last 7 games and share first-place with Iowa and Omaha in the PCL American North.

Brewers reliever Trevor Hoffman pitched the first inning as he is rehabilitating from a strained right oblique. Hoffman gave up one run and allowed two hits before turning the ball over to Chase Wright in the 2nd inning.

The Sounds are 5-1 when they have a big inning (i.e., scoring 3 or more runs in an inning).  They had two big innings tonight, in the 3rd and 6th innings.

The Sounds took an early 2-run lead in the 1st inning on a 2-run blast HR by Koshansky (3).  Memphis scored once in the bottom of the first on a sac fly.

Nashville scored their third run in the 2nd inning. Iribarren got his 5th double and Tyner got a sacrifice fly-RBI.

The Sounds broke it open in the third inning, scoring one run on a wild pitch, Gamel hit a solo HR, and Iribarren hit his 6th double of the season with an RBI.

Nashville brought the fire power to the 6th inning again, this time supplied by the hot bat of Mat Gamel who blasted his 5th home run of the season, with a 3-bagger.

The Sounds (8-5) are red hot.  They were batting .299 with RISP going into tonight’s game.

During this road series Nashville has put 36 runs across the plate and have given up just 12 during this five game win-streak.

Five Sounds hitters got 2 or more hits tonight. Tony Gwynn was particularly effective going 2-2 and walking three times.  Gwynn had two singles, one stolen base, and scored 3 runs.

Salome and Tyner went hitless tonight but Tyner did hit a sac fly (RBI).

Probable starters for tomorrow (4/22) for the 1:05 PM start at AutoZone Park are: RHP Nick Green (1-0, 4.09) for Nashville; and RHP Brad Thompson (1-0, 1.80) for Memphis.

April 21, 2009 7:05 PM CT
Game Over 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 2 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 11 0
Memphis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
W: Chase Wright (0-1); L: Adam Ottavino (0-1)
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