Louisville, Kentucky –The Nashville Sounds slowly pulled away from the Louisville Bats, going a four-inning run en route to a 5-1 win over the Bats on Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field. With the win, Nashville’s magic number to clinch the International League’s West Division fell to one.
Nashville took the lead in the second on Mario Feliciano’s RBI double that scored Jon Singleton. The Sounds scored another score in the fourth, then made it 3-0 on a Pedro Severino RBI single. Pablo Reyes won the fourth run with a left-handed single in the sixth inning, and Jonathan Davis scored one more by scoring on a wild pitch in the eighth.
The Sounds were set up for success thanks to another quality start on the mound. Robert Gasser went 6.0 innings in one inning, striking out eight at bats in the process. The southpaw walked five times and held Louisville to three hits for his second Triple-A win.
Relievers JC Mejia, Lucas Erceg and Trevor Kelley kept Louisville off the board late. Mejia worked a 1-2-3 seventh inning and Erceg followed that up with another quiet eighth. Kelley entered Louisville ninth in his 31st outing with Nashville.
Sal Frelick (2 for 4, R, BB, 2 SB) and Jon Singleton (2 for 3, 2 BB) led the Sounds with two hits in the contest. Turang, Reyes, Severino, Feliciano and Cam Devanney also added a hit. Nashville walked nine and stole five in the win.
Game 5 of the six-game series is scheduled for Friday night in Louisville. Right-hander Caleb Boushley (12-2, 3.34) starts for Nashville against right-hander Connor Overton (2-3, 2.70) for Louisville. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT.
- Nashville’s magic number to clinch the International League West Division is one.
- Jon Singleton (2 for 3, R, 2 BB, K) set a new Sounds franchise single-season record with his 111th walk of the season in the fifth. He also recorded his 26th multi-hit match of the year.
- Sal Frelick (2 for 4, R, BB, 2 SB) extended his on-base streak to 39 games with a third-inning single. He is hitting .363 (57 for 157) with 36 runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 22 RBIs, 16 walks and 8 stolen bases during the streak. The 39-game on-base streak is the longest active streak in the International League. He also recorded his 22nd multi-hit game.
- Robert Gasser (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K) recorded Nashville’s 10th quality start of the month. That’s the most the Sounds have had in a single month this season.
- Nashville is 9-4 against Louisville this season. They outscored the Bats by 32 points in 13 games.
The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single match tickets are now on sale for all home games in 2022.
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