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Nashville Sounds Down Grizzlies 7-2

Sean Doolittle, Ben Zobrist Star in First Triple-A Rehab Appearances

Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – Behind a one-hit performance by Zach Neal, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Fresno Grizzlies, 7-2 on Friday night at Chukchansi Park.

The right-hander was called up from Midland on Thursday to make the start. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned.

The Sounds got on the board first thanks to some patient two-out baseball. Rehabbing utility man Ben Zobrist drew out a two-out walk, a result that Matt Carson then duplicated.

Nashville Sounds Baseball [1]Jason Pridie deposited a single that fell in front of right fielder Domingo Santana and Zobrist scored. With the run, the Sounds have now outscored opponents 29-9 in first innings of games.

Zobrist and Pridie continued to do damage all night long. Pridie knocked in three runners on three different RBI singles, while Zobrist went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.

The Sounds corner outfielders were not the only players having a strong night, designated hitter Ryan Roberts also got in on the hit brigade. The “Tatman” just missed hitting for the cycle; falling a home run shy of becoming just the fourth player in the team’s history of accomplishing the feat. He has now recorded multi-hit performances in 10 of his 22 games.

Athletics closer Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless 8th inning on rehab for the Sounds. He previously made two appearances at Stockton and one with Midland as he continues his comeback from a shoulder injury.

The Sounds and Grizzlies play the third game of their four-game set tomorrow at Chukchansi Park. It will be a battle of southpaws as Nashville starter Brad Mills opposes Fresno’s Tommy Shirley. First pitch is scheduled for 9:05pm.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (16-25) 7, Fresno Grizzlies (23-18) 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 7 15 1
Fresno Grizzles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Carrithers, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .305
Wendle, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .256
Zobrist, LF 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 .667
Carson, M, CF 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 .185
Pridie, RF 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 .300
Roberts, R, DH 5 1 3 1 0 2 2 .315
Anderson, B, C 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .174
Aliotti, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 .284
Romero, N, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .222
Neal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Venditte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Doolittle, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Alvarez, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 7 15 7 2 9 16 .260
BATTING
2B: Roberts, R (8, Rodgers, B).
3B: Roberts, R (1, Rodgers, B).
TB: Wendle 2; Romero, N; Pridie 3; Roberts, R 6; Carson, M; Zobrist 2; Carrithers; Aliotti 2.
RBI: Pridie 3 (26), Zobrist 2 (2), Anderson, B (11), Roberts, R (9).
2-out RBI: Pridie 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, R; Anderson, B 2; Aliotti; Carson, M.
SAC: Carrithers.
SF: Anderson, B; Zobrist.
GIDP: Carson, M.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Wendle (2, 2nd base off Chapman, K/Heineman).FIELDING
E: Zobrist (1, fielding).
DP: (Aliotti-Romero, N-Neal).

 

 

Fresno AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Grossman, LF 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .226
Presley, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .305
Correa, SS 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 .318
Singleton, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .293
Santana, Do, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .309
Duffy, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .264
Dominguez, M, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .221
Heineman, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Fontana, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .213
Rodgers, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jankowski, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chapman, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Perez, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 2 3 1 3 9 11 .262
BATTING
TB: Heineman; Singleton; Santana, Do.
RBI: Singleton (45).
2-out RBI: Singleton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Singleton; Duffy.
GIDP: Singleton.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Correa 2 (3, 2nd base off Neal/Anderson, B, 3rd base off Venditte/Anderson, B).FIELDING
DP: (Correa-Fontana-Duffy).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Neal (W, 2-0) 5.2 1 2 1 3 3 0 1.69
Venditte (H, 2) 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.67
Doolittle 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Alvarez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.79
Totals 9.0 3 2 1 3 9 0 3.80

 

Fresno IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rodgers, B (L, 2-3) 5.1 8 4 4 2 5 0 5.63
Jankowski 1.0 5 2 2 0 0 0 3.74
Chapman, K 1.2 2 1 1 0 3 0 3.45
Perez, T 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.81
Totals 9.0 15 7 7 2 9 0 4.88

 

Game Scores: Neal 61, Rodgers, B 39.
HBP: Grossman (by Neal).
Pitches-strikes: Neal 85-50, Venditte 30-20, Doolittle 9-8, Alvarez, R 12-9, Rodgers, B 98-64, Jankowski 28-19, Chapman, K 27-18, Perez, T 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Neal 5-5, Venditte 0-2, Doolittle 0-1, Alvarez, R 1-0, Rodgers, B 3-3, Jankowski 1-0, Chapman, K 1-1, Perez, T 1-1.
Batters faced: Neal 21, Venditte 7, Doolittle 3, Alvarez, R 3, Rodgers, B 25, Jankowski 8, Chapman, K 7, Perez, T 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Venditte 2-2, Chapman, K 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Roberto Ortiz. 1B: A.J. Johnson. 3B: Ryan Goodman.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 5,667.
Venue: Chukchansi Park.
May 22nd, 2015