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Sounds of the Game: June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

Here are the Sounds of the Game for June 4th, 2009

Brendan Katin

The loudest sound of the game last night was Brendan Katin’s bat again. He launched home runs 11 [watch | listen] and 12 [watch]out of Greer Stadium against Iowa in a Sounds 5-2 victory, their fourth straight now and third over the I-Cubs.

Nashville is now 31-24 (.564) in the American North division of the PCL – tied for third-best record. The Memphis Redbirds are in second place behind the Sounds, 2.5 games behind. Memphis comes in to town June 11 – 14 to face Nashville.

Newly promoted RHP Joshua Butler (0-1, 3.00) mounted the rubber for his second start as a Sound last night. He pitched solidly (4 ip, 2 runs, 7 hits, 6 SOs). Butler started out with some butterflies and yielded a run in the first on a Doug Deeds single, scoring Fuld. [WATCH].

Alcides Escobar continues to draw attention at the plate and on the base path. He went 2 for 4 last night (4-12 series) with a double (13) and another stolen base (22).

Jason Bourgeois’s bat also found life last night. He was 0 for 7 in this series but cranked out three hits last night, including a double (6) and an RBI.

But it was Brendan Katin’s bat that provided the electricity last night.  Coming in to the game 0 for 6 in the series, Katin was called on strikes in the 1st and lined out to second in the 3rd.  His two home runs in the 5th and 7th gave the Sounds all the offensive boost they needed tonight, as Katin alone knocked in three runs going 2 for 4. He has homered in seven of his last 14 games and is now batting .287.

Adam Heether is on a tear in this series. He is now 7 for 11 (.636) against Iowa. His batting average is .349 for the season. Last night he was 3 for 4, scored a run, and doubled (8).

Erick Almonte’s crucial RBI single in the 4th [watch] provided a much needed spark for the Sounds last night. Almonte is now 5 for 14 (.357)  in pinch-hit situations.

Other notable sounds of the game last night included 12-year-old Samantha Evangelista’s rendition of the National Anthem; the laughter coming from the Sound’s dug out; and the goodwill directed toward newbie Joshua Butler as he pitched a fine start although not factoring in the decision.

The sounds fans are not hearing right now is the crack of the ball hitting the bats of Gillespie (1 for 10, series), and Corporan ( 0 for 5, series).

. . . . and those are the Sounds of the game for Friday, June 5th, 2009.

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