Nolin, Pridie Set Tone in Sounds Win

Sounds2Jason Pridie and Sean Nolin set the tone for the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday night as they snapped their five-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over Memphis at First Tennessee Park.

Pridie has been the Sounds most consistent offensive performer this season, leading the Sounds in every major statistical category. He solidified those numbers on this night.

In the first inning, the outfielder hit a lined shot that two-hopped the Coca-Cola banner in right-center. Matt Carson and Ryan Roberts came around to score, Pridie stopped at second and the Sounds led 2-0. They would never trail.

Nashville needed Sean Nolin to be their stopper and he did just that, delivering his best outing of the season for Nashville. The southpaw went 5.1 strong, surrendering just three hits as he held Memphis scoreless. The 88 pitches Nolin threw are the most he has thrown in a game this season.

Pridie and the rest of the Nashville offensive attack put the game away for good in the seventh inning. After Roberts drove Joey Wendle in with an infield single, Pridie picked up yet another RBI, lining a single up the gut to plate Ike Davis. Pridie would later come around to score the fourth run of the Sounds 7th inning on a Niuman Romero sacrifice fly.

The best-of-16 Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup Series is now tied at one game apiece. The teams will play the final game of their three-game series Wednesday night. Two of the better southpaws in the PCL will take the mound in the contest as Nashville’s Barry Zito will face off with Memphis Tim Cooney. First pitch is schedule for 7:05 p.m.