It it time to go "Sailing with the Clippers" in Andrew Holleran's weekly notebook which posts every Monday here at the IPI. Andrew gets us all caught up on the week that was in Columbus with recaps of the games, who is hot and who is not, and so much more.
It was a matchup between two ball clubs that weren’t at the top of their game, but sometimes it’s a matter of making just one less mistake than the other team. That was certainly the case on Sunday, as the Columbus Clippers (30-33) came back to beat the Charlotte Knights (37-28) by a final score of 5-4 after trailing 4-0. It is Columbus’ third straight win.
For a couple seconds Saturday night, the second largest crowd of the season at Huntington Park didn’t know what to do. Columbus shortstop Gregorio Petit had just launched a towering drive down the left-field line, but the fans remained silent, as they, and many of the players and coaches, weren’t sure if the hit was fair or foul.
For the Columbus Clippers, their four-game series against the Buffalo Bisons has been one of offensive ups and downs. After exploding for 21 runs on Tuesday, the next two games proved to be far more challenging at the plate. The offense came back around on Friday, as the Clippers (28-33) defeated the Bisons (35-27) by a final score of 9-1.
It was a night of bend-but-don’t-break defense at Huntington Park as the Columbus Clippers (27-33) fell to the Buffalo Bisons (35-26) by a final score of 3-2 in the third game of a four-game series.It was defensive struggles hurt the Clippers early, as a throwing error by Clippers second baseman Jason Donald with two outs in the first kept the inning alive.
A day after the Clippers set a Huntington Park record with 21 runs scored in a victory over Buffalo, Columbus scored just one in a loss Wednesday night. The Bison defeated the Clippers, 5-1, winning the second game in a four-game series between the two clubs.
oming into Tuesday night’s contest against Buffalo, Columbus was struggling on offense. Something about playing at home for the first time in almost two weeks changed that, big time. The Clippers (27-31) pummeled the Bison in game one of a four-game series, 21-3, setting a record for most runs scored in a game at Huntington Park.
The Columbus Clippers suffered two losses Monday, falling to the Rochester Red Wings in both games of a double header. Columbus (26-31) lost the first game, 2-1, which was continued Monday afternoon after being postponed due to rain on Sunday. Rochester then went on to win a shortened, seven-inning contest, 4-0.
It is Monday, which means it is time to go "Sailing with the Clippers" in Andrew Holleran's weekly notebook on the Indians' Triple-A affiliate. He gets you all caught up on the week that was, tells you who is hot and who is not, reviews all the transactions and games, and more.
The Columbus Clippers split a doubleheader with the Rochester Red Wings on Saturday night losing the first game 3-0 but winning the nightcap 1-0. The Clippers started right-hander Corey Kluber (4-5) in game one and Rochester jumped on him early with two runs in the first inning.
Tony recently sat down with Carter Hawkins in the Indians Player Development Department and discussed how things look in the system as the quarter pole in the minor league season was recently passed. They discussed over 16 players with how they are doing and what strides they are making, namely Cord Phelps, Corey Kluber, Bryan Price, Jeremie Tice, Carlos Moncrief, Shawn Armstrong, Jeff Johnson, Grant Sides, Dorsyss Paulino and more.
Behind one of the best outings by a Columbus starter this season, the Clippers shutout the Buffalo Bison Thursday afternoon, avoiding a four-game sweep in New York. Left-hander T.J McFarland threw 5.2 scoreless innings, pacing Columbus to a 3-0 victory over the Bison.
This week in Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the continued resurgence of left-handed pitching prospect T.J. House and the surprising good play of late of first baseman Jerrud Sabourin. Also, comments from the Indians front office are provided on several infielders in the system, and he provides an update on several players like Ezequiel Carrera, Bryce Stowell, Steven Wright, Carlos Moncrief, Grant Sides and more.
The Buffalo Bisons took the second game of the series against the Columbus Clippers after ten innings, winning 3-2. The Columbus Clippers started LHP David Huff (3-1) as the Buffalo Bisons started RHP Jenrry Mejia (1-0). The Clippers jumped ahead early as left fielder Matt LaPorta connected in the second inning for his fourteenth homer of the season to put them up 1-0.
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