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Gulin throws another one-hitter

Pitches Sounds to doubleheader split, lowers ERA to 2.89
July 9, 2008
Lindsay Gulin knows what it's like to be in a groove. During a 13-year career, he has tossed two no-hitters and figures he's got a few one-hitters "in there somewhere."

The 31-year-old left-hander was at it again Tuesday, going the distance and limiting the Omaha Royals to one hit as the Nashville Sounds posted a 3-1 victory to earn a split of their doubleheader.

Gulin, whose travels include two seasons in Japan, got rid of the drama early as he gave up a one-out solo homer to Mitch Maier in the first inning.

"I didn't think he'd swing at a first pitch curveball, but he did and he hit it pretty good," the veteran hurler said.

Gulin (5-4), who fanned six, allowed just one walk the rest of the way and retired the final 14 batters he faced.

"I felt good. I had good command of my pitches and the defense played great," he said. "I was able to do a good job of moving the ball in and out and changing speeds. It was a good win for us."

Gulin, who signed a Minor League contract with the Brewers in December 2007, pitched a no-hitter in 1997 for Class A Columbus in the Braves organization. He repeated the feat in 2003 for Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League.

"I'm having a good year," the Long Island, N.Y., native said. "I'm trying to build on each start, just enjoy each start and have fun when on the mound."

Moving in and out of the Sounds' rotation, Gulin has won his last four decisions, allowing 10 earned runs over 39 2/3 innings since the end of May. He's second in the PCL with a 2.89 ERA

The Sounds (37-56) scored all their runs in the top of the first. After they loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, Adam Heether delivered a two-run single, with Brendan Katin coming home on center fielder Maier's error.

Tyler Lumsden (3-9) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over four innings, fanning one and walking one, for the Royals (43-48).

Omaha won the opener, 5-1.

Alan Friedman is a contributor to