Nashville wins 7-1 against Reno, Chase gets second win
Nashville’s Chase Wright (2-4) pitched a solid six innings today, yielding just four hits, 1 run (1 earned), walking three and striking out three. After a rough first inning in which he gave up three hits and allowed his only run, Wright pitched brilliantly the next five innings. The win for Wright moves the Sound’s overall record to 19-15 on the year. Nashville had their highest hit production of the season with 15 hits, topping the previous-high of 14, April 17 at New Orleans.
Reno’s starter, Ambriz (0-2) suffered his second loss of the season. The Aces record fell to 13-20.
A John Hester two-out single to center field scored what would be the Ace’s only run of the game in the top half of the 1st inning. The 7-1 loss was Reno’s sixth in a row.
Nashville put three runners across in the first inning and four more in the sixth. Here’s how the Sound’s production went.
In the Sound’s bottom of the first, Alcides Escobar beat out a bunt-single to the pitcher Ambriz to first with one out. Escobar then swiped his 17th base of the season with Gamel batting. Gamel then hit a rocket to the right fielder for the 2nd out of the inning. Joe Koshansky followed with an RBI-double (7) to right, scoring Escobar. 1-1. Koshansky finished 3 for 4, a run and 2 RIs. Mike Rivera then followed with his own double (1) to center scoring Koshansky. 2-1. Hernan Iribarren also followed with a double (10) to left field, scoring Rivera (who had advanced to 2B on a wild pitch. 3-1 Sounds.
The Sounds did not score again until the sixth but had another big inning. The action started with Cole Gillespie singling to center. Gillespie also had a hot bat for the second game in a row, going 2 for 3, scoring a run. With one out Gwynn walked. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Escobar then hit an RBI (10) single to right, scoring Gillespie, advancing Gwynn to 3rd. Still one out. 4-1.
With Gamel batting Escobar stole 2B (18) leaving 1B open so Reno intentionally walked Gamel. Bases loaded, one out. Probably not the best decision because Gamel’s bat is cool and Koshansky’s is hot. Koshansky then singled to right scoring Gwynn, Escobar to 3rd, Gamel to 2B. One out. 5-1.
Mike Rivera then came up and singled to center scoring Escobar. 6-1. Still just one out. Rivera, on rehab, was 2 for 5, scoring a run and two RBIs. Iribarren then flew into a double play but Gamel scored, making it 7-1, the final score.
Nashville hitters with multiple base hits today included Escobar, Gamel, Koshansky, Rivera, and Gillespie.
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