RIght-handed reliever Bryan Price entered the Indians system in July of 2009 after being dealt to the Indians from the Boston Red Sox along with Justin Masterson and Clippers teammate Nick Hagdone. He often pitched well since being acquired, but injuries have held him back. Until this year. Finally healthy an entire season, Price made huge strides and also the development of a pitch in his arsenal was all the difference for him.
The Clippers cold bats cost them their last away game Saturday night when the Toledo Mudhens trampled Columbus, 4-1. The Clippers narrowly missed being shutout, but could not compensate for the early runs allowed.
COLUMBUS- The Clippers shut out the Louisville Bats Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field, 3-0. A strong start by Josh Tomlin and teh Columbus bullpen kept the Bats off the board while the Clippers offense gradually added to their lead.
The Clippers escaped a second extended game Sunday afternoon against the Gwinnett Braves winning 2-1. Columbus was able to showcase their bullpen late in the game, giving their offense a chance to take the win late in the eleventh.
he Columbus Clippers won in walk-off fashion Saturday night against the Gwinnett Braves. After a back and forth game, Gwinnett and Columbus remained locked in a tie for three innings before Columbus won late in the 10th inning, 4-3.
The Gwinnett Braves stole a win from Columbus on Friday night at Huntington Park, 4-3. The Clippers gained the lead in the seventh inning, but a late rally by the Braves would prove to be fatal for Columbus.
The Norfolk Tides defeated the Columbus Clippers Monday night, 7-2. The Tides offense took advantage of an off inning by starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, while the Orioles young prospect kept the Clippers’ bats silent.
The Clippers evened up the series with the Norfolk Tides Sunday night, coming out on top 4-2. Columbus’ offense was able to gain the lead in the third and would never lose it, keeping the Tides off the board for eight innings.
The Columbus Clippers were crushed by the Norfolk Tides Saturday night, losing 8-1. The Tides picked up their first six runs in the first two innings, while Columbus was held to one run in the first and would not score again.
INDIANAPOLIS- Despite overcoming a three-run deficit, the Columbus Clippers were overtaken by the Indianapolis Indians Tuesday. The Clippers led the game into the ninth, but with a change in momentum the Indians tied the score, and Columbus would lose it in the twelfth, 5-4.
A slew of hits in the fourth inning gave the Clippers a lead the Louisville Bats could not overcome. Columbus ultimately stole the win from the Bats and with that 6-1 win tied Louisville for the second seat in the International West standings.
After a shaky start to the season the Indians and Vinnie Pestano are relying on a trip to Triple-A Columbus to bring him back to his former glory as a key member in the Bullpen Mafia. A stint on the disabled list in May and a disappointing July made Pestano the odd man out in a recent bullpen shuffle, and the IBI's Adrienne Robbins recently talked to him to get the low down on what he is working on in Columbus.
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