Alden Carrithers’ 13-Game Hitting Streak Comes To A Close
Fresno, CA – Nashville’s offense fell flat on Thursday night and road woes continued as the Sounds dropped the series opener to the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park, 10-2.
The Sounds fell to 1-7 on the road during May and are 15-25 overall on the season. In addition, Nashville is now 3-6 in games that Barry Zito starts.
The left-hander was making his return to Fresno, where he appeared in three games during a rehab stint in 2011, but was roughed up during his 4.2 innings of work.
Zito allowed a season-high eight runs (five earned) on nine hits, surrendering four walks and a home run as well.
He came into Thursday night’s opener with a 4-0 record and 0.73 ERA in four previous starts against the Grizzlies. The loss put Zito’s record at 1-4 this season.
Fresno strung together three consecutive innings of quality offense. They plated three in the third, two in the second and three more in the fifth. Astros’ infield prospect Carlos Correa capped the scoring by going yard off the former Cy Young Award winner in the fourth, his second home run at the Triple-A level.
The Sounds did acquire the early 2-0 lead with a pair of tallies in the second. Kent Matthes and Jason Pridie led off the frame with back-to-back walks and gave way to an Anthony Aliotti single. Ryan Roberts followed with a single of his own and both outfielders had plated for the advantage.
Roberts was the lone Nashville player to post a multi-hit game. Alden Carrithers, who was ejected in the eighth inning by the home plate umpire, went 0-for-4 and failed to stretch his team-best 13-game hitting streak any further.
The two teams continue the series Friday night at Chukchansi Park. Right-hander Zach Neal (1-0, 1.80) makes his second start of the season and is slated to be opposed by Brady Rogers. First pitch will commence at 9:05pm.
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TopicsAlden Carrithers, Anthony Aliotti, Barry Zito, Brady Rogers, Carolos Correa, Chukchansi Park, Fresno CA, Fresno Grizzlies, Houston Astros, Jason Pridie, Kent Matthes, Nashville Sounds, Ryan Roberts, Sounds, Zach Neal