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Nashville wins opener against Las Vegas, 5-1, takes sole possession of first place in American North (PCL)

May 16, 2009

Lindsay Gulin (2-2)

The Nashville Sounds (21-16) won the opening game against the Las Vegas 51s tonight at Greer Stadium. Starting pitcher Lindsay Gulin (2-2) got the victory. Tonight’s win evened the Sound’s home record to 10-10 for the season. It was the sixth win in the last seven games. Las Vegas falls to 14-22.

With Iowa’s loss tonight, Nashville sits atop the American North division in sole possession of first place. The Sound’s record is .568, good enough for third overall in the Pacific Coast League.

Nashville’s Lindsay Gulin (2-2) pitched very well tonight, going six innings, yielding just 4 hits, one run (1 earned), walking one and striking out one. It was his third quality performance in eight games. Dave Johnson came in relief and pitched the 7th through 9th innings. He only surrendered one hit and struck out three, notching his first save of the 2009 campaign.

Burres (1-4) for Las Vegas was pinged with his fourth loss. He pitched 5.1 innings, gave up 7 hits, 3 runs (all earned), walked one and struck out five.

Game summary

Las Vegas’s sole run came in the first inning when their lead-off batter, Buck Coats, doubled and was knocked in by Ruiz. Nashville tied it up in the third when Cole Gillespie hit a solo shot home run (1) to left field [listen to the call]. 1-1, tie.

The Sounds took the lead permanently in the sixth inning, scoring two runs.  Escobar hit a ground-rule double (4) deep into right-center field with one out.

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Angel Salome hit the game-winning RBI tonight.

Adam Heether, re-assigned to Nashville today from Huntsville, then walked. Erick Almonte then drove a single to center and the bases were loaded with one out. Angel Salome came to the plate and worked the count until he singled to right scoring Escobar – it proved to be the game-winning RBI. 2-1 Sounds. Iribarren followed with an RBI single to center scoring Heether from third. 3-1 Sounds.

Nashville added two more insurance runs in the 7th. Gwynn walked with one out, then stole 2nd (14) with Escobar batting.  Alcides then doubled (5) to left scoring Gwynn. 4-1 Sounds.  With two outs Salome singled to center scoring Escobar and that made it the final score, 5-1 Sounds.

Angel Salome went 2 for 4 and knocked in two runs, including the game-winning one. The Sounds were 5 for 9 tonight with runners in scoring position (RISP).

May 16, 2009 6:00 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Las Vegas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Nashville 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 X 5 9 0
W: Lindsay Gulin (2-2); L: Brian Burres (1-4); SV: Dave Johnson (1)
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