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Sounds lose 12-1 to Tacoma: anatomy of a blow-out?

May 25, 2009

Of Nashville’s last eight losses, all of them were competitive losses (i.e., within striking distance of 3-runs or less).

Of the Sound’s 20 losses now in 2009, about five of them (25%) have been blowouts.  Make that six!

Today’s 12-1 drubbing by Tacoma was painful.

What am I saying?

The Nashville Sounds (25-20) were due for a blow-out loss and the Tacoma Rainers (24-20) were more than happy to provide it.  It was never even close.

The anatomy of a blow-out?

  1. A five-run first inning by Tacoma. Check.
  2. Being out-hit by twelve runs. Check.
  3. Surrendering two big-run innings, totaling eight runs. Check.
  4. Only having one-hit after five innings. Check.
  5. Making a two-run throwing error.  Check.
  6. Allowing eight two-out run-scoring hits. Check.
  7. Final score: 12-1. Check

Frankly, the score wasn’t even that close. Today’s debacle was not unsimilar to the thumping that the Sound’s suffered at the hands of Oklahoma City on April 14th (12-2) and 16th (17-3).

Bryan LaHair went 4 for 5 today.

Nashville starter Nick Green took the loss today (2-3).  He was roughed up for nine hits, eight runs (all earned), 2 walks, 4 SOs and amazingly, no home runs. Tacoma’s Chris Seddon (2-3), earning the win,  pitched brilliantly in 5 innings: yielding just one hit, walking four and striking out six.

If you really must know the highlights of the gory details for today, then read the summary on the Sound’s web site.

No one really stepped up with a solid performance in game one against Portland. Of concern going into game two are the continual slides of: Koshansky (3 for last 16), Corporan (1 for last 7), and Gillespie (1 for last 8).

May 25, 2009 3:30 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1
Tacoma 5 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 X 12 16 2
wrap | box | log |
W: Chris Seddon (2-3); L: Nick Green (2-3)
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