Topic: Eric Farris
Nashville, TN – Jimmy Nelson turned in an outstanding start and the Sounds belted three home runs in a 10-1 victory over Round Rock on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium in front of 9,104 fans in the finale of a three-game series.
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Ryan Spilborghs slid under the tag of catcher Humberto Quintero in the 8th inning to give the Round Rock Express a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at The Dell Diamond.
Spilborghs led off the eighth with single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, moved to third on a Koyie Hill single, and came home on Julio Borbon’s infield groundout.
Nashville (62-73) has lost three of the first four in the series and 18 of their last 23 games at The Dell Diamond since the beginning of the 2010 season.
First baseman went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs on the night. Nashville was the only PCL club without a player with at least 50 RBIs this season until Halton’s three runs batted in.
Third baseman Taylor Green and second baseman Eric Farris each added two hits.
The Sounds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Round Rock starter Martin Perez, beginning with a leadoff single from second baseman Eric Farris. After a walk to Khris Davis, first baseman Sean Halton lined a RBI single to center. Two batters later, shortstop Andy Gonzalez hit a two-run single.
The Express got two runs back in the next frame against starter Claudio Vargas. Borbon led off with a double and scored on a Leonys Martin single to center. Former Sound Brand Nelson later walked and scored on a Joey Butler RBI base hit.
Two doubles form Martin and former Vanderbilt star Matt Kata evened the score at 3-3 in the second inning.
Nashville went back ahead at 5-3 in the fifth. After outfielder Khris Davis hit a two-out base hit to center, first baseman Sean Halton blasted his team-leading 15th homer of the season over the left field wall.
Butler brought the contest back to a 5-5 tie in the home half of the sixth with his 18th homer of the season off Vargas. After Kata was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame, Butler hammered the long ball off the grounds shed in center.
Both teams’ starting pitchers factored into no-decision. Vargas scattered nine hits for five runs while striking out six in six innings in a no-decision. Perez allowed five runs on eight hits in seven frames.
Jesus Sanchez (4-1) suffered his first Triple-A loss with a run give up in two innings of work.
Fabio Castillo (2-0) threw a scoreless inning for the win while Joe Ortiz worked around a leadoff double from Caleb Gindl to notch his second save.
The Sounds and Express conclude their season series at 6:05 pm CT on Sunday night at the Dell Diamond. Right-hander Wily Peralta (7-10, 4.58) makes the start in the finale for Nashville against former Sound Zach Jackson (7-12, 4.53).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mark Rogers turned in a solid start andc belted a two-run homer to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 3-1 victory over the Round Rock Express on Monday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.
Rogers (5-6) continued his dominant pitching in home contests, holding the Express to one run on four hits over seven innings of work — his fifth quality start of the year. He struck out six batters while walking only one during his 99-pitch effort.
With the solid effort, the right-hander improved to 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA (16er/48.1ip) in his nine starts at Greer this year (2-4, 7.07 in eight road outings).
Nashville pitchers combined to hold Round Rock to only four hits while striking out 10 batters in the contest.
The Sounds got on the board in the second when Andy Gonzalez and Taylor Green led off the frame with consecutive doubles against Round Rock starter Ben Snyder.
Second baseman Eric Farris (2-for-4) upped the Nashville lead to 3-0 in the third when he slugged his second home run of the year, a two-run shot to left off Snyder. Catcher Dayton Buller (2-for-3), who led off the inning with an opposite-field double to right-center, also scored on the one-out blast.
Round Rock jumped on the board in the seventh with a two-out rally against Rogers. After the first two batters were retired, Joey Butler reached on an infield single and raced around to score when Ryan Spilborghs ripped an RBI double to deep right-center to make it a 3-1 contest.
Jesus Sanchez worked a perfect eighth for the Sounds before closer Jim Henderson struck out the side in the ninth to nail down his 12th save of the season.
Snyder (2-4) drew the loss for the Express after allowing all three Nashville runs in his five innings of work.
Outfielder Caleb Gindl went 0-for-4 to snap the Sounds’ longest active hitting streak at six games.
The teams continue the series with another 7:05 p.m. meeting on Tuesday. Right-hander Brian Baker (2-3, 5.33) returns to the Nashville rotation with his first start for the Sounds since June 29th. Round Rock will counter with right-hander Greg Reynolds (7-6, 5.01).