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Cody earns his 4th win as Sounds beat I-Cubs 4-1

July 17, 2009

Chris Cody (W, 4-4) pitched brilliantly tonight on the road against the Iowa Cubs (47-45) to propel the Nashville Sounds (52-40) to victory in the second game of a four-game road series with the I-Cubs. The Sound’s southpaw went seven innings, yielding seven hits on only one run, striking out six, while walking just one to earn the victory. Jose Ascanio (2-2) was tagged with the loss for Iowa allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits.

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Chris Cody earned his fourth victory and is now 4-4.

R.J. Swindle pitched two stellar innings of relief to earn his second save of the year.

Angel Salome and Cole Gillespie provided the fireworks from the plate for Nashville.  Salome was 3-for-4, with a run scored and an RBI, while Gillespie was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. The Sounds were outhit nine to eight.

Game summary

An RBI single by Salome – batting cleanup – in the first inning plated Bourgeois who had reached first leading off with a throwing error by the Cub’s shortstop.  1-0 Sounds.

Adam Heether led off the bottom of the second for the Sounds with his 16th double of the season. Gillespie singled him home one out later to make it 2-0 Sounds.

John-Ford Griffin’s 14th double in the 4th inning, followed one batter later by a Bobby Scales RBI single resulted in Iowa’s only run of the game  2-1 Sounds.

A sacrifice-fly by Brendan Katin, and an RBI single by Gillespie in the sixth inning gave Nashville some breathing room for a 4-1 win.

Sound’s Game-MVPChris Cody, pitched a one-run gem to earn his 4th victory.

July 17, 2009 7:05 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 8 0
Iowa 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
W: Chris Cody (4-4); L: Jose Ascanio (2-2); SV: R.J. Swindle (2)
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