Nashville allows Iowa to win again, late in the game
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.
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.
Sound’s game-MVP: Brendan Katin; 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, one HR.