Brewer News for November 9th, 2013: Sounds’ stadium, Saguaros lose


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer News. As of yesterday, Milwaukee Brewers’ officials came closer to their goal of making a new stadium for their Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. Secondly, yesterday the Surprise Saguaros (16-9-1) lost to the Mesa Solar Sox (14-11-1).

The Nashville Sounds had a really rough season in 2013. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers and the city of Nashville have moved one step closer to giving the Sounds a new stadium. Nashville’s mayor, Karl Dean, talked about an agreement for the construction between a developer, the team and the state of Tennessee.

"“We’ve always said that we’re thrilled with Nashville as a destination, that it’s geographically sound for us and a well-rounded town with a lot of life and entertainment,” Brewers’ assistant general manager Gord Ash said. – via"

In the past, the Brewers’ organization had made a push for the reconstruction of the ballpark, but the project never went through. This past season, the Sounds went 57-87, which was the worst record in all of the Pacific Coast leagues.

Yesterday afternoon the Saguaros fell to the Solar Sox 6-1. Eduardo Rodriguez made the start for the Saguaros and was hit hard, receiving his first loss. Rodriguez went only three innings and allowed three runs on seven hits, one walk and struck out four.

The Saguaros’ bullpen wasn’t as sharp as it had been lately as it ran into trouble. Reliever Branden Kline coughed up two runs in only one inning pitched while Keith Couch gave up a run in two innings. However, Matt West and Shawn Armstrong pitched a combined two scoreless innings.

Offensively, the Saguaros were limited to just one run on seven hits. Garin Cecchini drove in the only Saguaros’ run of the game in the fifth inning when he was walked with the bases loaded. Brewers’ prospect Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4.

Today the Saguaros will stay home for a game against the Solar Sox at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.