Sounds pitcher makes brief, effective appearance at Triple-A All-Star Game

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:50pm
Staff reports

Nashville Sounds pitcher Jim Henderson struck out the only batter he faced as he and 10 other pitcher allowed just five hits combined as the Pacific Coast League defeated the International League 3-0 Wednesday in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Buffalo.

Henderson, the only Nashville player selected to participate, entered with two outs in the eighth and recorded a strikeout on four pitches, which made him one of nine PCL pitchers with at least one strikeout.

The PCL All-Stars managed just eight hits but got a pair of runs in the first and one more in the fourth. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and this year’s score was a reversal of the IL’s 3-0 victory a year ago at Salt Lake City.

Henderson leads the Sounds with 11 saves and has a 1.70 ERA with 47 strikeouts and only 19 walks in 42 1/3 innings pitched over 29 appearances.

Nashville opens an eight-game homestand Thursday against Albuquerque. The stretch includes postgame fireworks Friday and Saturday and a youth jersey giveaway on Saturday.