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Nashville allows Iowa to win again, late in the game

July 19, 2009
7.6 from NIkon 293

Katin hit his 20th HR today.

For the second day in a row, the Nashville Sounds (52-42) have been defeated by the Iowa Cubs by just one run, and very late in the game.  Down by 3-0 after the first inning, the Sounds took the next five innings to tie the score 4-4 before allowing the I-Cubs to snatch the victory in the 8th inning.  The Sounds had a chance to tie in the 9th but Alcides Escobar was caught stealing to end the game.

Game summary

Luis Rivas’s first triple of the season cleared the bases to give the I-Cubs a 3-0 lead in the 1st.  3-0 Cubs.

The Sounds plated one run in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th innings, respectively.  Parejo’s RBI single in the 2nd made it 3-1.   Brendan Katin’s RBI single in  he 3rd made it 3-2 Cubs.  Brendan Katin’s solo shot (20) in the sixth tied it up 3-3 but the Sounds allowed Iowa to score and take the lead in the bottom of the 6th on a Darwin Barney RBI single.  4-3 Iowa.

Adam Heether tied the game 4-4 for Nashville in the 8th with an RBI single, but the Sounds could not maintain the momentum, allowing Iowa to take the lead 5-4 in the bottom of the 8th to earn the win on the game-winning RBI single by Matt Camp.

Chris Narveson started and struggled for Nashville, going 5.1 innings but yielding four runs on 4 hits. Ginter, Swindle and Houston all pitched in relief. Houston (L, 5-2) pitched the 8th but allowed the go-ahead run.

Reinhard for Iowa earned the win (2-3) and Parker notched his 11th save of the year.

July 19, 2009 1:05 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 1
Iowa 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 5 7 1
W: Greg Reinhard (2-3); L: Ryan Houston (5-2); SV: Blake Parker (11)

Sound’s game-MVP: Brendan Katin; 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, one HR.

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