Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds won 5-2 in a rain-shortened contest over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Saturday night at Security Service Field.
Rain and thunderstorms rolled into Colorado Springs in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday night. After retiring Lewis Brinson via a ground out, Sounds reliever Eduard Santos bounced a fast ball in the dirt with Garrett Cooper batting. Home plate umpire Alex Ortiz then quickly called for the tarp to be put on the field as they rain poured on Security Service Field.
After an hour and 30 minute rain delay, the conditions of the field were deemed unplayable giving the Sounds a 5-2 win.
Daniel Mengden gave up two runs on five hits in five innings of work before giving way to Santos. The mustached right-hander struck out three and did not allow a walk in his fifth win as a Sound.
The Sounds got out to an early 1-0 lead in the third after Chad Pinder roped an RBI single to left to score Colin Walsh who led off the frame with a double.
A three-run fifth inning started when Jaycob Brugman scored Rangel Ravelo with a sacrifice fly to left to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead. Matt Olson then doubled the Sounds lead when he sent a two-run double to right to score Arismendy Alcantara and Chad Pinder to put the Sounds up 4-0.
Colorado Springs answered back with two runs in the bottom half of the fifth to cut into the Sounds lead. Michael Reed broke up Mengden’s shutout bid when he launched a solo home run to center to put the Sky Sox on the board. Yadiel Rivera then singled and stole second to set up Kyle Wren’s RBI single to center to cut the Sounds lead to 5-2 after five.
The Sounds will now travel to Round Rock for their final stop on their current 12-game road trip for a four-game set with the Express Sunday night at Dell Diamond. Right-hander Raul Alcantara (2-0,0.44) starts for the Sounds against left-hander Michael Roth (9-3, 2.39) for the Express. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm CST.
The 2016 season is the Sounds’ 19th year in the Pacific Coast League and their second as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com