Dillard wins his 8th as Sounds crush OKC 11-1 at Greer
Tim Dillard (8-3) won his 8th game for the Nashville Sounds (44-34) tonight as the Sounds crushed the Oklahoma City RedHawks by a lopsided score of 11-1. Dillard went eight innings, yielded just one run on four hits, four walks and three strike outs. Dillard threw just 108 pitches (62 strikes).
Reliever John Axford made his triple-A debut and pitched the ninth inning, yielding an opening-inning double then struck out ttwo of the final three batters. WATCH his first pitch thrown for Triple-A Nashville.
Nashville was in command the entire game both offensively and defensively. The RedHawks grounded into two double-plays in which the combination of Escobar-to-Iribarren-to-Koshansky was a gem to watch. The 3rd inning double-play was incredible [LISTEN].
Joe Koshansky’s 14th homer in the 2nd inning gave Nashville a 1-0 lead. The Sounds busted out in the 3rd inning with six runs.
Drew Anderson walked to lead off. Escobar was then hit by a pitch. One out later Salome singled to center scoring Anderson. Koshansky followed with a single to right scoring Escobar and moving Salome to 2B. Adam Heether then stepped to the plate and slammed a 3-run homer (7) to left [WATCH]. Brendan Katin followed with a solo homer to LC, his 17th of the season. 7-1 Sounds after three.
The RedHawks plated their only run int he 4th on an RBI single by Frostad.
Nashville plated two more runs, respectively, in the 5th and the 8th innings.
With one out Heether walked. Katin then doubled (21) to left moving Heether to 3rd. Cole Gillespie then hit a sac-fly to center scoring Heether. 8-1 Sounds. With Maldonado batting, Max Ramirez made a pickoff attempt throwing error to 3rd allowing Katin to score. 9-1 Sounds.
In the 8th the Sounds plated their last two runs. Cole Gillespie started off with a single to left. Maldonado then doubled (1) moving Gillespie to 3rd. One out later Escobar grounded out scoring Gillespie. 10-1 Sounds. Iribarren then followed with an RBI-single to center scoring Maldonado. 11-1 Sounds.
Sound’s MVP: Tim Dillard (winning pitcher. 8 innings, one run).
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