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Sounds lose in last at-bat to Redhawks

June 20, 2009
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Mike Burns

Starter Mike Burns was robbed of his eight win of the season in the final at-bat by the Redhawks. R.J. Swindle took over in relief with one out in the 8th and was on his way to his second save to preserve the victory for Burns. It was not to be. With one runner on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth Swindle faced Max Ramirez. Ramirez smacked the game-winning homer (3) to center before 7,891 Redhawk’s fans.  5-4 Oklahoma.

Game summary:

Nashville took the early lead in the fourth. Bourgeois opened with a line drive single to center. Escobar followed with a single to left. Iribarren successfully advanced both runners by a sac-bunt. Brendan Katin’s double (19) to left scored both runners [LISTEN].  2-0 Sounds.

Oklahoma City stormed back in their half of the fourth though. Frostad opened with a single to left. Greg Colson then doubled (9) to right scoring Frostad. Katin mis-played the double allowing Golson to score. 2-2 tie.

The Sounds answered the call again in the 5th. Salome opened with a double (12) to left. Corporan then flew out to center advancing Salome to 3rd. Gillespie’s sac-fly to center scored Salome. 3-2 Sounds.  Bourgeois then singled to center, followed by Escobar’s single to left. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Iribarren singled to score Bourgeois.  4-2 Sounds.

The Redhawks made it a one-run game in the sixth. Casey Benjamin led-off with a single and later scored by a wild pitch.  4-3 Sounds.

That set the stage for the thrilling come-from-behind comeback for the Redhawks in the bottom of the ninth.

Julio Borbon attempted to bunt to lead-off but a spectacular play by Swindle resulted in the first out. Arias then reached for the fourth time on a soft line single to right.
Swindle got German to strike out but Max Ramirez hit a dramatic  two-run homer (3) to center to give the Redhawk’s the win: 5-4.

Mike Burns for Nashville went 7.1 innings, yielded 10 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), two walks, four strike outs. It was Swindle’s second blown save of the season as he took the loss 2-1.

Gordon (W, 5-2) earned the victory for Oklahoma, pitching the ninth only.

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