Sports Re-Cap: The Nashville Sounds Streak Continues

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Nashville Sounds: Win 6-4

        The Nashville Sounds started a new series against the Charlotte Knights last night. It was the start of their second consecutive road series as well. It may have been a new team, but it was the same result for the Nashville Sounds. A win! The Sounds won 5-3 over Charlotte. The Sounds took control of the game in the fourth inning as they hit 3 home runs and scored 4 runs. Charlotte tried to make a comeback in the bottom of the ninth when they scored 2 runs, but they were unable to complete the comeback. The Sounds won their 13th straight game.

Atlanta Braves: Loss 11-6

        The Braves faced off against the Washington Nationals again last night in Atlanta. Both teams scored a run early and it was 1-1 heading into the second inning. Then a line drive back to the mound hit Nats’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg in the glove and then his throwing hand. He was pulled from the game. The Nationals’ offense stepped up from there though, scoring 1 run in the third inning and 4 in the fourth inning. The Braves countered with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth, but they still trailed. Atlanta would be unable to catch up from there. Both teams added more runs later in the game and the Nationals ended up winning 11-6. Some brighter news for Atlanta, Ronald Acuña Jr hit his 17th home run of the season, tying him with Vladimir Guerrero Jr for the lead in the MLB. 

Cincinnati Reds: Loss 17-3

       What goes around comes back around and it came back around on the Cincinnati Reds yesterday. After an impressive 11 run offensive outing the day before for the Reds, it was their opponents, the Phillies, turn to dominate from the plate. The Phillies put up 17 runs off of 18 hits in the game. Early on it was the Reds who scored first to go up 2-0, but the Phillies tied it in the third inning and scored runs in every half-inning from there until the end except for the seventh inning. Sonny Gray, the Reds’ starting pitcher, held his own going 4 2/3 inning, struck out 8, and gave up 3 ER. It was the Reds’ bullpen that gave up most of the runs. The relief pitchers gave up a combined 13 runs in the game. In the end, the Phillies won 17-3 and the series is tied 1-1 with 1 left to play.

 

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