Nashville Sounds fall to Durham Bulls in the ninth, 6-4 – Clarksville Online

Nashville Sounds fall to Durham Bulls in the ninth, 6-4 – Clarksville Online

Nashville soundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds (35-35) gave three leads against the Durham Bulls (34-36) and lost 6-4 on Monday night at First Horizon Park.

Garrett Mitchell shone in his first home game with the Sounds this season. Two leadoff home runs and three RBIs from the leadoff spot weren’t enough, thanks to a late collapse from the bullpen.

Mitch White (0-2) entered the eighth inning with a one-run lead. He allowed three hits in the inning en route to Durham, with the score tied at three in the evening. Isaac Collins had a great throw to third base to get a runner and got the Sounds out of the inning without further damage.

White got another lead for the top of the ninth inning, but faltered again. He allowed a two-out single to Kameron Misner to give Durham a 5–4 lead, followed by a hit-by-pitch and two walks that extended Durham’s lead to 6–4.

Garrett Stallings was fantastic in his longest performance of the season. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed one earned run with four strikeouts. Rob Zastrizny came on in the sixth inning in relief of Stallings and worked a scoreless 1 1/3 inning with two punchouts.

Both teams were quiet early in the scoring column, but got on the board in the fifth inning. A solo home run gave Durham the lead in the first half and Mitchell answered with a two-run blast to give Nashville their first lead of the game.

After Durham tied the game at two in the top of the seventh, Michell hit his second homer of the game to push the Sounds ahead 3-2 in the bottom half. The back-and-forth continued in the eighth, with Durham tying the game again in the first half. But Collins hit a home run down the right field line to give Nashville another lead at 4-3.

Nashville failed to hold on to three separate leads and dropped their fifth straight game for the first time this season.

The second game of the six-game series continues tomorrow evening. Left-handed DL-Hal (MLB Rehab) will be on Nashville’s doorstep. He will be opposed for Durham by fellow countryman Tyler Alexander (0-1, 4.63). The first pitch on Wednesday will be at First Horizon Park at 6:35 p.m.

Post-game comments

  • Garrett Mitchell’s two home runs marked the seventh multi-homer game for Nashville this season. His last multi-homer game was on April 4, 2023 against the New York Mets.
  • Mitch White (2.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3 WP) was charged with the loss and a botched save. White is 0-2 in three games for Nashville with a 15.00 ERA (6.0 IP/10 ER). In 13 games between the Giants, Blue Jays and Brewers, White was 1-1 with a 7.23 ERA (23.2 IP/19 ER).
  • Garrett Stallings (5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) had his longest outing since going 5 2/3 innings in Buffalo on September 20, 2023 with Norfolk.

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single-game tickets and season ticket memberships for the remainder of the 2024 season are now on sale.

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