The Nashville Sounds tied a franchise record as they won their 15th straight game with a 15-4 victory over the Charlotte Knights Thursday night at Truist Field. The Sounds have won 15 consecutive games for the first time since July 29-August 14, 2018. Additionally, Nashville set a franchise record with
The Nashville Sounds tied a franchise record as they won their 15th straight game with a 15-4 victory over the Charlotte Knights Thursday night at Truist Field. The Sounds have won 15 consecutive games for the first time since July 29-August 14, 2018. Additionally, Nashville set a franchise record with 14 walks and set a season-high with 15 runs scored.
Nashville jumped on Charlotte starter Félix Paulino in the second inning scoring four runs. After three consecutive walks, Jake Hager grounded out to bring home a run and Dylan Cozens followed it up scoring two with a bases-clearing triple. Cozens came in to score on a wild pitch to give the Sounds a 4-0 advantage.
The Sounds pulled away with a seven-run third inning. Jace Peterson led the inning off with a solo home run and Cooper Hummel added a three-run homer to put Nashville up 8-0. Later in the inning, Peterson and Green drew back-to-back walks with the bases loaded to make it 10-0, Sounds. Tim Lopes came in to score on a wild pitch and gave Nashville a 11-0 advantage.
In the fifth, the Sounds continued to add to their lead as Reyes scored on a throwing error and Peterson scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 13-0.
Peterson hit his second home run of the game in the sixth inning to push the Sounds to a 15-0 lead. Charlotte managed to get a run back in the bottom half as Blake Rutherford scored on a wild pitch.
Charlotte clawed back to cut the Sounds lead to 15-4 on a three-run home run by Mike Mahtook in the eighth.
The Sounds pitching staff limited the Knights to just four hits and struck out 13.
Game four of the six-game series is scheduled for Friday night in Charlotte. Left-hander Aaron Ashby (2-0, 3.92) starts for Nashville against right-hander Mike Wright (1-1, 2.74) for Charlotte. First pitch is scheduled for 6:04 central time.
· The Sounds matched a franchise record with their 15th straight win. They matched the 1999 Sounds and 2018 Sounds. The 1999 team had a 15-game winning streak from June 2-20. In 2018, the Sounds won 15 consecutive games from July 29-August 14.
· Nashville’s 21-5 record is the best in franchise history through 26 games.
· Jace Peterson posted the Sounds third multi-homer game of the season and the second of his career (last – July 13, 2019 at Durham).
· Nashville scored a season-high 15 runs.
· The Sounds set a franchise record with 14 walks (previous: 13, June 29, 2002 at Iowa).
· The 7-run 3rd inning was the Sounds’ largest single-inning output this season.