Right-Hander Kendall Graveman Goes Five Innings, Fans Five In Season Debut
Round Rock, TX – The Sounds had plenty of base runners on Friday night but struggled to cash in during a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Express at the Dell Diamond.
The team’s woes with runners in scoring position continued for Nashville who finished 1-for-7. The club had nine hits and left nine runners stranded on base to go along with it. The Sounds fell to three games below the .500 mark with a 9-12 record.
Nashville went on the attack right off the bat though, scoring a run in both the first and second innings. Joey Wendle and Kent Matthes hit back-to-back singles in the first and Jason Pridie drove the Sounds’ second baseman in with a double.
Then in the second, Andy Parrino hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot over that he deposited over the left field wall. Nashville had the 2-1 lead after two, but the advantage was short lived.
Round Rock took control with three runs in the fourth inning that was capped by a Jared Hoying home run. Those three runs were scored off Sounds’ starter Kendall Graveman, who allowed five runs in total (three earned). The right-hander managed 5.0 innings with five strikeouts, but suffered the loss in his season debut.
Matthes, Pridie and Bryan Anderson all posted multi-hit affairs in the loss, while Round Rock added a pair of runs off reliever Seth Frankoff who was called up from Double-A Midland earlier in the day.
Nashville and Round Rock are set for a 7:05pm contest on Saturday night at the Dell Diamond. Left-hander Brad Mills (0-3, 6.75) will pitch against Anthony Ranaudo.
Round Rock Express (14-7) 7, Nashville Sounds (9-12) 2
|Round Rock Express||1||0||0||3||1||1||1||0||x||7||9||0|
|Roberts, R, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||.188|
|Anderson, B, DH||3||0||2||0||1||0||2||.227|
|Castro, A, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Pridie (4, Wolf).
HR: Parrino (3, 2nd inning off Wolf, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Wendle; Pridie 3; Aliotti; Matthes 2; Anderson, B 2; Parrino 4.
RBI: Pridie (13), Parrino (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, B 2; Burns; Aliotti.
GIDP: Roberts, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.FIELDING
E: Burns (1, throw), Aliotti (2, fielding).
|Adams, T, DH||4||1||1||1||0||1||3||.233|
|Perez, J, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Martinez, D, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Field (7, Graveman), Lucas (4, Graveman).
HR: Hoying (2, 4th inning off Graveman, 0 on, 0 out), Adams, T (1, 6th inning off Frankoff, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Nicholas; Adams, T 4; Field 3; Lucas 4; Strausborger; Hoying 4.
RBI: Field (13), Hoying (10), Strausborger (3), Lucas 2 (14), Adams, T (4).
2-out RBI: Field; Strausborger; Lucas 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lucas; Alberto; Gimenez.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.FIELDING
Outfield assists: Strausborger (Anderson, B at 2nd base).
|Graveman (L, 0-1)||5.0||6||5||3||3||5||1||5.40|
|Wolf (W, 3-1)||5.0||8||2||2||1||1||1||6.86|
|Klein (H, 1)||2.2||1||0||0||2||4||0||2.35|
Game Scores: Graveman 41, Wolf 43.
HBP: Matthes (by Klein).
Pitches-strikes: Graveman 92-63, Frankoff 35-24, Castro, A 14-10, Wolf 85-58, Klein 58-35, Perez, J 4-3, Martinez, D 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Graveman 10-0, Frankoff 2-2, Castro, A 0-0, Wolf 7-3, Klein 1-2, Perez, J 0-0, Martinez, D 1-2.
Batters faced: Graveman 25, Frankoff 9, Castro, A 4, Wolf 22, Klein 12, Perez, J 1, Martinez, D 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Roberto Ortiz. 1B: A.J. Johnson. 2B: Ryan Goodman. 3B: Chris Segal.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
Venue: Dell Diamond.
May 1st, 2015