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Nashville Clubs Three Home Runs In Fourth Straight Defeat

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds (74-65) had their losing streak extended to four games after a 10-7 loss to the Round Rock Express at the Dell Diamond on Thursday night.

Matt Pagnozzi, Jeremy Hermida and Jason Rogers all homered in the contest to give the Sounds 27 homers in the last 18 games, but not enough to pick up the win.

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Hermida’s solo blast, which erased an early 1-0 deficit in the top of the second, was his 15th of the season, tying him with Hector Gomez for the team lead.

Round Rock responded immediately by scoring three runs off of Sounds starter Donovan Hand (4-8) in the bottom of the third. Hand finished the game by going three innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits.

After a slow start against Express starter Derek Holland, who was making a Major League rehab appearance, the Sounds offense came to life in the top of the fifth when Eugenio Velez knocked in Adam Weisenburger on a groundout.

The Sounds then cut the deficit to 5-4 in the top of the sixth after Pagnozzi’s homer brought home a pair of runs.

The long ball hurt the Sounds bullpen in the late innings, as Tim Dillard allowed a solo shot to Jared Hoying to stretch the Round Rock lead to 6-4. Although Brent Leach came on to prevent further damage in the inning, the Express put the game away with a two-run dinger by Josh Wilson in the bottom of the eighth off of Jose De La Torre.

Nashville had one last rally in the top of the ninth, when Hermida knocked in Velez on a double before Rogers hit a towering home run to left with two outs. But the Sounds could not complete the comeback, as Matt Clark struck out to end the game.

The Sounds will look to end their losing streak Friday night at 7:05pm CDT against Round Rock, with RHP Michael Blazek (4-4, 4.05) scheduled to start for Nashville opposite Express RHP Luke Jackson (1-2, 9.17). Jeff Hem will have the call on 102.5 The GAME.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (74-65) 7, Round Rock Express (68-71) 10
August 28, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 7 11 0
Round Rock Express 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 x 10 13 1

 


 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schafer, L, CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .268
Velez, 2B-LF 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 .316
Hermida, RF 5 2 3 2 0 1 1 .260
Rogers, J, 3B 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 .303
Clark, M, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .309
Halton, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .291
1-Orr, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
Pagnozzi, DH 4 1 2 2 0 2 2 .221
Falu, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283
Weisenburger, C 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .250
a-Gindl, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .232
Hand, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leon, Ar, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dillard, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
De La Torre, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 7 11 7 3 11 11 .265
a-Struck out for Weisenburger in the 9th.
1-Ran for Halton in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Falu (7, Holland, D), Hermida (19, Patton).
HR: Hermida (15, 3rd inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 2 out), Pagnozzi (11, 6th inning off Holland, D, 1 on, 2 out), Rogers, J (10, 9th inning off Patton, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Clark, M; Velez; Pagnozzi 5; Hermida 7; Falu 2; Rogers, J 4; Halton 2.
RBI: Hermida 2 (63), Velez (51), Pagnozzi 2 (29), Rogers, J 2 (36).
2-out RBI: Hermida 2; Pagnozzi 2; Rogers, J 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clark, M; Weisenburger; Falu.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.FIELDING
PB: Weisenburger (1).
DP: (Velez-Falu-Clark, M).
Pickoffs: Leach (Rua at 2nd base).

 

 

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Strausborger, CF 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 .268
Sardinas, SS 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 .277
Hoying, RF 4 4 4 2 1 0 0 .269
Rua, LF 5 1 4 4 0 0 1 .313
Nicholas, C 4 0 2 1 1 2 2 .273
Petersen, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .251
Donald, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .239
Robinson, D, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .444
Wilson, Jo, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .249
Holland, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ross Jr., P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Patton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 10 13 9 5 8 14 .265
BATTING
2B: Hoying 2 (33, Leon, Ar, De La Torre, J).
3B: Rua (2, Hand, D).
HR: Hoying (25, 7th inning off Dillard, 0 on, 1 out), Wilson, Jo (4, 8th inning off De La Torre, J, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Robinson, D; Wilson, Jo 4; Nicholas 2; Rua 6; Donald; Hoying 9.
RBI: Rua 4 (36), Nicholas (55), Hoying 2 (77), Wilson, Jo 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Rua 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Petersen 2; Donald; Strausborger.
GIDP: Robinson, D.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Hoying (18, 2nd base off Hand, D/Weisenburger), Strausborger (21, 2nd base off Hand, D/Weisenburger).
CS: Rua (2, 3rd base by Leach/Weisenburger).
PO: Rua (2nd base by Leach).FIELDING
E: Holland, D (1, pickoff).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hand, D (L, 4-8) 3.0 5 4 3 2 4 0 5.20
Leon, Ar 2.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 5.54
Dillard 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 18.00
Leach 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.28
De La Torre, J 0.2 3 3 3 1 1 1 5.53
Totals 8.0 13 10 9 5 8 2 3.84

 

Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (W, 2-1) 5.2 6 4 3 2 5 2 5.87
Ross Jr. (H, 1) 2.1 2 0 0 1 4 0 4.33
Patton 1.0 3 3 3 0 2 1 3.96
Totals 9.0 11 7 6 3 11 3 4.91

 

 


HBP: Strausborger (by Hand, D).
Pitches-strikes: Hand, D 78-49, Leon, Ar 28-19, Dillard 21-13, Leach 14-8, De La Torre, J 20-12, Holland, D 98-60, Ross Jr. 42-27, Patton 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hand, D 3-1, Leon, Ar 4-0, Dillard 2-0, Leach 0-1, De La Torre, J 0-1, Holland, D 8-4, Ross Jr. 2-1, Patton 0-1.
Batters faced: Hand, D 16, Leon, Ar 10, Dillard 5, Leach 4, De La Torre, J 6, Holland, D 25, Ross Jr. 10, Patton 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Dillard 1-0, Leach 1-0, De La Torre, J 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Morrow. 1B: Nick Bailey. 3B: Ryan Goodman.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 7,975.
Venue: Dell Diamond.
August 28, 2014