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Cody wins 2nd game in 14-3 Sound’s rout

June 19, 2009
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Chris Cody goes to 2-1 for the year.

Even before lefty ‘rookie’ Chris Cody took the mound tonight in the bottom of the first his Nashville Sounds (41-28) had a 5-0 lead over the Oklahoma City Redhawks. What a shot in the arm for the youngster-call-up from Huntsville to battle in just just his third start for Nashville Triple-A. The Sounds completely demolished the Redhawks by a score of 14-3 tonight.

With the win tonight, the Sounds pushed their away record to 18-13 and and 41-28 overall (.594), which is good enough for second-best in the PCL.

Cody pitched brilliantly tonight, going 8 innings, yielding seven hits and just 2 runs (both earned), two walks, striking out four. His ERA now stands at an amazing. 169.

Nashville pounded out a season-high 19 hits tonight. Six Sound’s batters had a multiple-hit game; four players had a 3-hit performance. The Sounds were 8-for-19 with RISP tonight.

Game summary:

The first inning provided Nashville the opportunity to plate five runners. After Bourgeois lined out to lead-off, Escobar was hit by pitch. Iribarren then singled to center advancing Escobar to 3rd.  Katin’s sac-fly to CF scored Escobar. 1-0 Sounds.  Joe Koshansky then doubled (9) to RF scoring Iribarren. 2-0 Sounds. Adam Heether then homered (5) to left to make it 4-0 Sounds [LISTEN]. Angel Salome continued the barrage by tripling (1) to center. Erick Almonte came to the plate and Salome scored on a balk. 5-0 Sounds.

A Brendan Katin double (18) plated his second RBI of the night to make it 6-0 Sounds in the bottom of the 2nd.

Nashville added another run in the fourth and two more in the fifth. In the 5th Heether led off with a walk. Salome then singled. Runners on 1st and 2nd. One out later Gillespie doubled (9) to left, scoring Heether. 8-0 SoundsSalome later scored on an Escobar ground-out to make it 9-0 Sounds.

The Redhawks finally touched Cody for one run in the 6th to make it 9-1 Nashville.

The Sounds had their second five-run inning of the night in their eighth inning. Katin led-off with a single. One out later Adam Heether doubled (11) to left, moving Katin to 3B.  Hot-hitting Angel Salome then doubled (11) to right plating Katin and Heether.  Sounds 11-1. Almonte singled followed by Gillespie who drove in Salome to make it 12-1 Sounds.  The red-hot Bourgeois then doubled (10) to score Almonte and Gillespie14-1 Nashville.

Chris Cody entered the ninth with a 14-1 lead when he allowed the first batter, Ramirez, to single.  Don Money replaced Cody who threw 112 pitches, 71 of them strikes. Dave Johnson pitched the entire 9th yielding one run (earned).  Final score: 14-3 Nashville Sounds.

June 19, 2009 7:05 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 0 14 19 0
Okla. City 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 8 0
W: Chris Cody (2-1); L: Elizardo Ramirez (3-6)

MVP: Chris Cody (W, 2-1)

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