Sounds defeat Omaha in game two, 5-3.
Nashville (16-15) finally put together a winning-effort against Omaha (17-13) in game two of an unscheduled double header, winning 5-3 in seven innings. Matt Ginter made his first start and pitched solidly, going three innings, allowing two hits, one run (one earned), walking three, and striking out one.
Chris Narveson (1-1) relieved Ginter in the fourth and went 2.2 innings, earning the win. He gave up two hits, one run (earned) while striking out three. Chris Smith (6 sv) pitched the seventh to close the game, earning his sixth save.
Nashville out hit Omaha 11 to 5 and both teams played error-free ball in game two.
Omaha’s reliever Hughes (0-1) took the loss today, relieving starter Newman in the fifth inning.
Nashville scored first in their half of inning number one. Tony Gwynn doubled (7) to lead off the inning. Having been successfully advanced to 3rd by an Escobar sac-bunt, Gamel then hit a sac-fly to left scoring Gwynn. It was Gamel’s 31st RBI. Sounds 1-0.
Omaha came right back to tie in thier half of the second on two out RBI single by Falu, scoring Buchanan who had walked. 1-1 tie.
Nashville took the lead back in the fifth. Escobar singled and went to third on a wild pitch. Koshansky hit an RBI sac-fly to center scoring Escobar. 2-1 Sounds.
The Sounds scored once more in the sixth, making it 3-1 Sounds. Catcher Patrick Arlis got an RBI single scoring Garciaparra.
Omaha would not give up. They scored a run in their half of the sixth. They hit back-to-back doubles but managed to only score one man in the inning, 3-2 Sounds.
With a 3-2 lead going into the final inning (the 7th) Nashville scored twice in the seventh. Gamel hit a one out single to right. With two out, Gamel reached 2B on a wild pitch. Erick Almonte, in a bit of a hitting-streak, doubled (3) scoring Gamel. It would be the game-winning RBI. Jason Bourgeois’s hot bat then singled Almonte home. Sounds 5-2.
Omaha would not go down without a fight though. In their half of the 7th, Irving Falu hit a two-out solo home run to make it 5-3 – the final score.
The Sounds were aided in this game by two-out RBI at-bats by Arlis, Almonte and Bourgeois.