Game Recaps: Sunday 5/3
May 4, 2009
It was a battle of pitching in the final game of the four-game series between Columbus and Durham, but the Bulls were a bit better en route to a 4-2 win over the Clippers to earn the series split.
Durham scored three runs in the second against Kirk Saarloos on only two hits, taking advantage of a walk and a hit batter. Half an inning later, Columbus answered for two runs with Wes Hodges and Andy Marte drive runs home. That was all the Clippers could scrape across against starter Wade Davis and the Bulls 'pen.
Davis went five innings, giving up six hits and three walks. Jason Isringhausen entered in the six inning throwing a 1-2-3 frame and making way for Randy Choate. Choate allowed a one-out double to Jordan Brown, but Winston Abreu came on to strike out the next two batters and pitch a perfect ninth for the save.
Saarloos pitched a complete game in the loss, allowing four runs, three earned on seven hits, while walking two and striking out two.
The Clippers head to Norfolk Monday for a four-game series with the Tides. Jeremy Sowers looks for his second win of the season as he faces off with Norfolk left-hander Rich Hill.
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