NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Sounds had six straight losses, but the team got back in the winning column Wednesday night, thanks to a new addition to the team, pitcher Kendall Graveman.
After spending the first month of the regular season with the Oakland A’s, Graveman made his second start Wednesday night for Nashville, throwing seven scoreless innings and striking out five batters in route to a 6-0 win for the Sounds.
Graveman is one of the A’s top prospects and was in the five man starting rotation going 1-2 in four starts this season.
He was sent down to Nashville on April 26 and now has to wait until he’s called up for a chance with the A’s again. But while he’s in Nashville, it’s a win-win for both him and the Sounds.
“When they need it, when the time comes and the opportunity presents itself, hopefully someone here will be ready and be able to help the team,” explained Graveman. “That’s out goal. To be able to win a championship at the big league level and also to win here. So if we’re doing those two things, a lot of positives come out of it.”