Sounds Crush Dodgers to Start Road Trip
The Nashville Sounds scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back in a road trip-opening 11-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.Matt Davidson started the offensive barrage with a three-run homer off Oklahoma City starter J.D. Martin in the first inning.
The Nashville Sounds scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back in a road trip-opening 11-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Sounds led the game from start to finish despite Oklahoma City's four-run outburst in the second inning. After the Ibanez homer gave the Sounds a 6-0 lead, the Dodgers recorded four hits in the second inning off Nashville starter
Wisdom and Davidson were at it again in the top of the fourth. After
Oklahoma City tallied a run in the fifth and Nashville followed suit in the sixth. Bibens-Dirkx allowed five runs (four earned) in five innings and was followed by four scoreless innings from the bullpen.
Wisdom put a stamp on his huge game with a knockout blow in the eighth - the two-run blast to center field to give Nashville and 11-5 lead. Davidson and Wisdom combined for six hits, six RBI and four runs scored.
Games two and three of the five-game series are scheduled for Tuesday night. The Sounds and Dodgers will resume a suspended game from May 10, then play another nine-inning contest. First pitch of the resumed game is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.
- With tonight's 11-5 win, the Sounds improved to 57-67 in 2019.
- The Sounds hit three more home runs tonight and have now homered in 20 consecutive games. The team has hit 37 home runs during the 20-game stretch.
- Andy Ibanez was hit by a pitch in the second inning to extend his on-base streak to 19 games.
- Matt Davidson hit his 28th home run of the season in the first inning. The 28 home runs are tied for 8th-most by a Sound in a single season.
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.