The Sounds dropped their series finale to the El Paso Chihuahuas 8-5 on Thursday night after allowing 18 hits. Eli White led the way for the Sounds offense with three hits.
A solo home run by Estaban Quiroz in the second inning was the first run of the game for El Paso. They scored two more runs in the third inning when Ty France hit a two-run single to make the score 3-0, Chihuahuas.
Three runs in the bottom of the fourth by Nashville tied the game up. Andy Ibanez led the inning off with a home run, his 13th of the season. Eli White hit a double that scored Nick Solak and White scored on an RBI single by Patrick Wisdom to tie the game at 3.
El Paso retook the lead in the top of the fifth inning with two runs. Boog Powell became France’s third RBI of the game and he scored on a Jason Vosler double to take the 5-3 lead.
The Chihuhuas scored three more in the sixth inning. Michael Gettys hit a solo home run and Boog Powell hit a two-run single to score Webster Rivas and Travis Jankowski. That pushed the score to 8-3.
The Sounds got a run back in the bottom of the sixth inning. Nick Solak hit an RBI double that scored Ronald Guzman to cut the El Paso lead 8-4.
One more run was scored for the Sounds in the bottom of the seventh inning. Ibanez hit an automatic double in to score Adam Moore. That would be all either team scored for the remainder of the game as El Paso beat Nashville 8-5.
Friday begins the second part of Nashville’s seven-game homestand with a four-game series versus Albuquerque. With first pitch at 7:05 p.m., right-hander Tim Dillard (6-8, 5.00) will start for Nashville versus Albuquerque’s left-hander Chris Rusin (1-2, 6.30).
– With Thursday’s 8-5 loss, the Sounds dropped to 45-63 in 2019.
– Nashville starter Seth Maness allowed 15 hits and earned the loss. The 15 hits allowed was a career-high for Maness. He also set the season team-high for Nashville, topping Tim Dillard who allowed 14 hits to Oklahoma City on June 30. The franchise record is 16 hits allowed by Jamie Werly on August 18, 1981.
– Nick Solak’s double was his eighth extra-base hit of the season for Nashville. He has 14 hits for Nashville this season. 31 of Solak’s 56 hits in Triple-A Durham were extra-base hits.
– Eli White’s three hits tied his season-high, achieving the feat for a fifth time. The last time he did so was on June 24 at New Orleans.
The 2019 season is the 42nd in Nashville Sounds franchise history and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com.