Sounds Silence Redbirds
There was very limited sound coming off the bats of the Redbirds on Tuesday night as they fell 7-1 to the Nashville Sounds. The Redbirds fell to 35-31 on the season and now sit five games behind the Round Rock Express for first in the Pacific Coast League.
Scoring quickly began in the bottom of the first inning when Nashville’s Jason Pridie hit a two RBI double to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead. Nashville would score again on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the third to make it 3-0.
The Redbirds would get on the scoreboard in the top of the seventh when Stephen Piscotty grounded out and Rafael Ortega would score in the process making the game 3-1. Piscotty finished the game going 0-for-4 with the RBI and a walk. Ortega went 1-for-3 with the run scored and a walk.
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Nashville would explode for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Ryan Roberts hit an RBI single followed by another RBI single by Pridie. Other two runs would come from another RBI single by Anthony Aliotti and a sacrifice fly by Niuman Romero. That would conclude the scoring in the game as Nashville won 7-1.
John Gast (3-4) would get the loss in the game for the Redbirds. He pitched through 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits, no runs, three walks, and had three strikeouts. Justin Wright pitched 2 innings giving up four hits, four runs, all earned, and two walks. Keith Butler finished out the last 1 2/3 innings giving up just one hit, no runs, and two walks.
Other Redbirds in the hit column was Xavier Scruggs with a single, Jacob Wilson hit two singles, and Travis Tartamella added two singles and a double.
Next for the Redbirds will be Game 3 in the series against the Sounds. Tim Cooney (5-3, 2.80 ERA) will start for the Redbirds while Barry Zito (4-5, 3.77 ERA) will oppose him for the Sounds.
First pitch is set for 7:05 CT.