Game Recaps: Tuesday 5/5
May 6, 2009
The Clippers dropped both halves of a double-header to the Norfolk Tides on Tuesday night 5-0 and 5-2. The biggest story of the night may have happened before the game as Jeremy Sowers was held from his scheduled start after manager Torey Lovullo talked with the Indians brass. After the second game, the skipper had no further information regarding Sowers' situation.
On the field, the Clippers were shut down in game one by Rich Hill and Matt Albers. Columbus managed just two singles in the loss. Zach Jackson allowed two runs on seven hits over three innings, filling the starting spot vacated by Sowers. John Meloan gave up two runs in two innings and Ryan Edell allowed one run in his only frame of work.
The nightcap didn't go any better for the Clippers. Jack Cassel pitched well enough to give the team a chance to win, but the offense could not put up any crooked numbers. Cristo Arnal played a role in both Clippers runs in his Triple-A debut. He doubled in his first at-bat, went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild pitch. In the fifth inning, Arnal drove in Andy Marte with a ground out to make it 3-2, but the Clippers couldn't get closer. Justin Turner singled in two runs off Rich Rundles in the bottom of the six to finish off the scoring.
The opening game was pushed back eight minutes because of rain and the nightcap was halted for 17 minutes due to a power outage in the fifth inning. Game three of the series will take place at 7:15pm Wednesday. David Huff throws for Columbus against Norfolk's Chris Tillman.
Aeros Washed Out Again Tuesday
Akron was rained out for the third straight day Tuesday, as persistent showers postponed the Eastern League matchup between the Aeros and the Altoona Curve. The teams will make up the contest tomorrow (Wednesday) night with a doubleheader consisting of two seven-inning games starting at 5:05 p.m.
Akron will try again Wednesday, although starting pitchers have not yet been announced for either game of the twin-bill.
K-Tribe Scores Lots Late, But Salem Slips By
Trailing 9-2 going into the top of the seventh inning, Kinston mounted a monster comeback tying the game late, but letting it slip away even later; finally falling to Salem 11-9 Tuesday night in Virginia. The K-Tribe scored five runs in the seventh and two in the eighth inning to tie, but a two-out rbi double by Salem