Cakes offense struggles in 4-1 defeat at Nashville

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Nashville – Mark Canha hammered a two-run third inning home run and the Nashville Sounds defeated the New Orleans Baby Cakes 4-1 for the second consecutive game.

Mark Canha, a former New Orleans outfielder, hit a two-run home run on Thursday. This time, he drove in the first runs of the game to get the Sounds offense kick-started. Nashville scored three runs in the third and Matt Olson drilled a solo home run in the sixth inning to cap the scoring.

Paul Blackburn pitched five innings allowed two hits and earned his first win of the season. The Sounds (8-11) used five pitchers and Simon Castro worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save of the season.

New Orleans (8-14) scored a run in the eighth inning when Moises Sierra doubled and scored on a Steve Lombardozzi double. The Cakes were limited to five hits.

GAME NOTES: The Cakes have dropped a season high three consecutive games….. Nashville has outscored New Orleans 13-3 in the series, and the Cakes have not scored a run in either game prior to the eighth inning. New Orleans allowed two more home runs, 25 for the season; second highest in the league.

UPCOMING- The Cakes continue the five game road trip in Nashville on Saturday at 6:35. New Orleans will start RH Vance Worley (1-2, 1.66) against Sounds RH Chris Smith (0-1, 3.07). Radio: WRNO 99.5 FM, Fox Sports 1280 AM, and the iHeart Radio App.

NEXT HOME GAME – Cakes return home to The Shrine on Airline next Tuesday, May 2 against the Iowa Cubs at 7pm.

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Tim Grubbs

Tim Grubbs

Director of Broadcasting and Team Travel, New Orleans Zephyrs

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