After Clipper left fielder Cord Phelps tied the game at seven with a sharp single to center in the top of the eighth inning, the Toledo Mud Hens responded with a walk-off fielder’s choice in the bottom of the ninth to down Columbus 8-7 Thursday. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco was slated to make the start for Columbus, but for a reason that has yet to be announced, was pulled from the game.
The Columbus Clippers had another rough seven days, going 1-6 for the second-consecutive week and now sit an even 30-30. Despite the tough times, the Clippers remain in second place in the International League West, 10.5 games behind the Indianapolis Indians who are 41-20. The IBI's Ethan Day takes over the Clippers notebook and has all kinds of goodies to share...
The Columbus Clippers had the tying run on the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth but ultimately fell to the Toledo Mud Hens 9-4 Wednesday. Joe Martinez's (1-5, 6.95 ERA) pitching woes continued, as he allowed seven earned runs (nine total) on 12 hits with four strikeouts and no walks in six innings.
The Columbus Clippers just can’t seem to catch a break these days. After trailing 5-0 early in the game, the Clippers battled back to take a 8-5 lead but could not hold on to it as they collapsed against the Indianapolis Indians 10-9 in extra innings Saturday.
In retrospective, the Clippers might have wished that the downpour prior to Friday’s action would have canceled the game all together. After the hour and 15 minute rain delay, Columbus was beat up in an 11-0 routing by the Indianapolis Indians.
The Force was not with the Clippers Saturday during Star Wars night at Huntington Park on Saturday night. In front of 11,446 fans, the largest crowd of the year, Columbus dropped a 2-1 decision to the Syracuse Chiefs in the second extra-inning game of the series.
The Columbus Clippers' seven-game winning streak was snapped Thursday as they dropped a nail biter 8-7 in extra innings to the Syracuse Chiefs at Huntington Park. After an hour and one minute rain delay, the game finally started and boy, was it a rollercoaster ride. Throughout the contest's duration, there were three lead changes and two ties before the Chiefs finally prevailed.
COLUMBUS- If there were to be a motto for the Columbus Clippers' game against the Scranton/WB RailRiders Tuesday, it would be "bend but don't break." Led by a dazzling performance by right-hander Carlos Carrasco (2-0, 1.36 ERA), the Columbus pitching staff allowed 11 hits to the RailRiders but only gave up one run and emerged with a 5-1 victory.
The Cleveland Indians were not the only team in their organization to win on a walk-off in extra innings Monday, as Chun-Hsiu Chen greeted the International League with a game-winning single to give the Clippers a 6-5, victory over Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
It was a perfect ending to a perfect 77 degree night at Huntington Park Saturday. With the game tied at three in the bottom of the ninth inning, Columbus Clippers catcher Chris Wallace delivered a clutch two-out single to right field for a 4-3 walk off victory over the Scranton/WB RailRiders. Right fielder Matt Carson walked to begin the inning and then quickly swiped second to put himself into scoring position. Left fielder Cedric Hunter then laid a sacrifice bunt down the first base line to advance Carson to third. But with one swing of the bat, Wallace became a hero and did so in front of the Clippers’ first sellout crowd of the season.
A monster seven-run first inning fueled the Columbus Clippers as they defeated the Charlotte Knights 12-9 Thursday to split the four-game series. After taking a commanding 7-0 lead in the first, Charlotte came back to tie the game in the top of the third. The Clippers kept battling, however, as they regained the lead with four more runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Aside from three solo home runs, the Clipper bats struggled against Charlotte pitching as they fell 8-3 to the Knights on Wednesday. Clippers left-hander T.J. House (0-2, 7.88 ERA) lost his second-straight decision after allowing five earned runs on eight hits in six innings of work. Right-hander Zach Stewart (1-4, 4.22 ERA) had a fantastic outing for the Knights. In the six innings he pitched, the righty allowed just one earned run on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.
After being selected as a No. 1 draft pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins, outfielder Jeremy Hermida was one of the most highly-touted prospects in the sport. Unfortunately, things just never really panned out the way many expected them to. After bouncing around the league the last few years he found his way into the Indians organization this year and is off to a good start at Triple-A Columbus. The IBI's Ethan Day recently sat down with him to get an update on things are going...
The Columbus Clippers squeaked past the Rochester Red Wings 3-2 to split the four-game series at a two games apiece. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco cranked out a wonderful performance for his first win of the season. The Venezuelan-native tossed six frames, allowing one run on four hits and fanned seven batters without issuing a walk.
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