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Kendall Graveman Stellar for Nashville Sounds To Snap Slide

Right-Hander Kendall Graveman Allows Two Unearned Runs Over 7.0 Innings

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Kendall Graveman delivered a stellar start for Nashville and the Sounds snapped their four-game losing skid with a 6-2 win over New Orleans at First Tennessee Park on Sunday.

The Sounds’ offense notched seven hits on the afternoon and helped the squad improve to 14-23 on the year. Matt Carson led the way by going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Alden Carrithers pushed his hitting streak to 12 games. The support backed Graveman, who notched his second win of the season.

Nashville Sounds Baseball [1]The right-hander was making his fourth start for the Sounds and made it through 7.0 innings with 86 pitches. The stellar start included Graveman putting down 14 in a row at one point.

He allowed two unearned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and no walks. The quality start was the seventh for the Sounds’ staff this month, while the 7.0 innings of work was just the fourth time a Nashville starter has went that far in a contest.

The Sounds snatched the momentum early in the contest by scoring their 28th run of the season in the first inning. Carson got hit to lead off the game and was followed by singles from Joey Wendle, Jason Pridie and Andy Parrino. Parrino’s base hit plated Carson and Nashville claimed the 1-0 lead.

The home team went right back to it in the second when Carson unloaded a two-run shot. The home run was the outfielder’s first homer since August 25, 2014, and catcher Luke Carlin, who had worked a two-out walk, scored as well.

The Zephyrs finally got on the board in the seventh with a pair of unearned runs. Graveman’s throwing error on a play at first aided New Orleans, as Vinny Rottino and Isaac Galloway both scored.

Nashville grabbed insurance in the late when Niuman Romero and Anthony Aliotti both recorded RBI singles. Ryan Cook entered in the eighth with one out and finished the game by getting the five-out save.

The two clubs are back at it again on Monday night at First Tennessee Park. Brad Mills (1-4, 5.06) will have the ball for Nashville while New Orleans will send out Jose Urena.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (14-23) 6, New Orleans Zephyrs (18-17) 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Orleans Zephyrs 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 0
Nashville Sounds 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 6 10 1





New Orleans AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rojas, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .331
Gillespie, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .336
Dietrich, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Rottino, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .336
Shoemaker, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .297
Galloway, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .258
Sizemore, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .221
Diaz, J, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .213
Flores, Je, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .300
Nicolino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Morey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 5 1 1 5 10 .270
BATTING
TB: Galloway; Diaz, J; Rottino; Sizemore 2.
RBI: Sizemore (9).
2-out RBI: Sizemore.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diaz, J; Flores, Je; Shoemaker.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
Outfield assists: Galloway (Carson, M at 2nd base).
DP: (Rojas-Sizemore-Rottino).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Carson, M, CF 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 .190
Wendle, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .254
Matthes, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250
Pridie, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Parrino, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .285
Carrithers, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .312
Romero, N, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .226
Aliotti, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .273
Carlin, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .104
Graveman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fuller, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cook, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 6 10 6 4 1 15 .258
BATTING
HR: Carson, M (1, 2nd inning off Nicolino, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Wendle 2; Romero, N; Pridie; Carson, M 5; Aliotti; Carrithers; Parrino 2.
RBI: Parrino (12), Carson, M 3 (12), Romero, N (7), Aliotti (13).
2-out RBI: Carson, M 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carlin; Carson, M.
GIDP: Carrithers.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Carrithers (5, 2nd base off Nicolino/Flores, Je).FIELDING
E: Graveman (1, throw).

 

 

New Orleans IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nicolino (L, 3-1) 6.2 7 4 4 3 1 1 2.09
Morey 1.1 3 2 2 1 0 0 4.91
Totals 8.0 10 6 6 4 1 1 3.00

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Graveman (W, 2-1) 7.0 5 2 0 0 3 0 1.85
Fuller (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Cook (S, 4) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Totals 9.0 5 2 0 1 5 0 3.85

 

Game Scores: Nicolino 42, Graveman 66.
HBP: Dietrich (by Fuller), Carson, M (by Nicolino).
Pitches-strikes: Nicolino 108-64, Morey 27-16, Graveman 86-62, Fuller 13-6, Cook 22-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nicolino 9-6, Morey 1-1, Graveman 9-5, Fuller 1-0, Cook 1-1.
Batters faced: Nicolino 29, Morey 8, Graveman 27, Fuller 3, Cook 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Cook 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ramon DeJesus. 1B: Brandon Henson. 3B: Jeff Bottoms.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:22.
Att: 7,166.
Venue: First Tennessee Park.
May 17th, 2015