Chris Cody pitches gem in Nashville victory over Memphis
LHP Chris Cody – recently called up Nashville from Huntsville Double-A – earned his first Triple-A baseball victory tonight at historic Greer Stadium pitching a gen of a game before 6,908 fans. The young lefty pitched 7 innings, yielded five hits and just one run (earned), walking one and striking out three. His lone run he surrendered was a first-inning solo shot. His ERA is 1.35. The youngster’s record is now 1-1. His debut pegged him with a loss last Friday against Iowa even though he pitched solidly.
Nashville remained behind Memphis 1-0 for six innings, making it appear that Cody might suffer another tough loss due to the lack of offensive production by the Sounds. Thankfully, Nashville exploded in the bottom of the seventh. Adam Heether started the inning off with a single to center. One out later Corporan hit a ground-rule double (6) to right moving Heether to third. Almonte pinched-hit for Cody and delivered an RBI-single to center, also moving Corporan to 3rd. Jason Bourgeois then hit a two-run RBI single [LISTEN] to left scoring mates Corporan and Almonte. 3-1 Sounds.
That was enough for the win but the Sounds two more times in the 8th inning. Adam Heether was walked with bases loaded and Corporan’s sac-fly scored Koshansky making the final score 5-1 Sounds.
Nashville is now 36-26 (on a five-game win streak) and 4.5 games ahead of second place Iowa.
MVP: Chris Cody