Sound sweeps Zephyrs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Orleans Zephyrs dropped a pair of one run, seven-inning games Wednesday. Mike Fiers pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11 for a 1-0 win in Game 1.
The Zephyrs’ two-run rally in the seventh fell short in a 3-2 loss in the nightcap. The Zephyrs trailed 2-0 in the seventh inning and had been shut-out by Nashville pitchers for 17 consecutive innings when Taylor Harbin hit a solo home run to left field. Juan Diaz followed with a single and scored on a Brian Bogusevic double. But Donovan Hand closed the door to earn his fifth save.
The Zephyrs left eight men on base and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position in Game 2.
New Orleans falls to 2-7 in one-run games. ... The Zephyrs’ first-inning error in Game 2 snapped a streak of 57 clean innings by the Zephyrs defense, which leads the Pacific Coast League in fielding percentage. ... The last time the Zephyrs were swept in a doubleheader was June 11, 2013, in Memphis.
The Zephyrs conclude a four game series with Nashville Sounds at 7 p.m. Thursday at Greer Stadium. The Zephyrs will start right-hander Bryan Evans (3-1, 5.13 ERA) against Nashville left-hander Brad Mills (0-0, 5.40).
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