Baby Cakes break through on road, blank Sounds
Nashville – Three New Orleans pitchers delivered a 3-0 shut-out win on the road over the Nashville Sounds to give the Baby Cakes their first road win of the season. The win snapped a nine game road losing streak as the ‘Cakes were the lone team in all of Minor League Baseball without a road victory.
Adam Conley delivered six innings, followed by two innings from Drew Rucinski and Jumbo Diaz pitched the ninth for his fourth save of the season.
The ‘Cakes scored a run in the fourth when three consecutive ‘Cakes hitters singled and Isaac Galloway scored on a Cristhian Adames RBI.
New Orleans pushed across two more runs in the eighth inning without the benefit of a hit. A walk, sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch put a runner on third base when Galloway walked. Galloway stole second base and the ball got away from the infielder allowed Austin Nola to score from third and Galloway to advance to third base. Braxton Lee sac fly brought home another run and the Baby Cakes led 3-0.
New Orleans (8-13) lead the season series over Nashville (11-10) 5-3 as the teams will meet again on Saturday night.
GAME NOTES: The shutout is the third of the season for the ‘Cakes pitching staff. New Orleans placed pitcher Sean Burnett on the disabled list.
UPCOMING: Nashville will host New Orleans Saturday at 6:35pm in game four of the five game series. Zac Gallen will get the start for the ‘Cakes.
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NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home for a four game homestand on Monday against the Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers).