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Redbirds unable to overcome early deficit in loss 

Mendoza, Yepez finish with two RBIs each
September 2, 2022

NASHVILLE, TN – The Memphis Redbirds dropped a close 6-5 contest to the Nashville Sounds on Friday night at First Horizon Park. Nashville led 6-0 after Weston Wilson hit a three-run home run in the third inning, but Memphis mounted a comeback in the fourth. With the bases loaded and

NASHVILLE, TN – The Memphis Redbirds dropped a close 6-5 contest to the Nashville Sounds on Friday night at First Horizon Park.

Nashville led 6-0 after Weston Wilson hit a three-run home run in the third inning, but Memphis mounted a comeback in the fourth. With the bases loaded and two-outs, a wild pitch from Robert Gasser scored the first run for the Redbirds. Gasser then walked another batter to load the bases for Evan Mendoza, who stroked a two-run single to bring the deficit to 6-3. After a mound visit, Juan Yepez cranked a blast to left field that hit off the top of the wall and resulted in a two-run double that made it 6-5.

The Redbirds offense couldn’t muster much against the Sounds’ bullpen. They tallied four hits the rest of the way and did not advance a runner past first base.

Garrett Williams (0-5) took the loss after allowing five runs on four hits, walking a season-high five batters and striking out three. Matt Hardy (3-0) earned the win, retiring four batters in relief. Trevor Kelley (S, 8) earned the save.

The Memphis Redbirds (64-62) continue their six-game series against the Nashville Sounds (77-49) with game five on Saturday night. LHP Connor Thomas is scheduled to start against RHP Tyler Herb. First pitch is slated for 7:05pm CDT at First Horizon Park.