Game Recaps: Wednesday 7/29
July 30, 2009
Lehigh Valley won a 4-2 decision over the Clippers for the second straight day at Coca-Cola Park.
Carlos Carrasco was scheduled to start for the Iron Pigs, but was pulled about 35 minutes before game time. Several media outlets reported that the Phillies were in serious negotiations with the Indians to acquire lefty ace Cliff Lee, with Carrasco as a part of the package.
Jake Woods took the ball for Lehigh Valley in a spot start and tossed three innings, allowing both Columbus runs as the first of six pitchers used by the Pigs.
Chuck Lofgren for the third start in a row struggled in the opening inning, allowing three runs to score as nine batters came to the plate. Following the first inning, Lofgren settled in and found a nice groove, allowing only two soft singles in the rest of his outing which spanned six total innings. The Clippers offense would not give him much help.
The Clippers had a couple of golden opportunities, but only cashed in once as Jordan Brown drove in a pair with a double in the third inning. The Clippers would leave 2 runners in scoring position in that inning and leave the bases loaded in the fifth. It would be the final Clippers threat of the game.
Aeros 'pen key to victory In his first outing in Double-A, Graham lit up the radar guns early on but also faced issues with his control. He walked three of the first four batters he faced to load the bases with one out, but the 6
The Aeros scored four times in the third and a trio of relievers silenced the dangerous Erie offense, as Akron claimed its third straight game over the SeaWolves 5-1 in front of 2,014 fans at Canal Park Wednesday night. Newly acquired Connor Graham got the starting nod for the Aeros but departed in the fourth inning because of a blister, but relievers Steven Wright, Zach Putnam and Josh Judy allowed just three singles and a walk over the final 5.2 innings. Akron improved to 64-41 with the victory and extended its lead in the Southern Division to six games over Erie (57-46).
In his first outing in Double-A, Graham lit up the radar guns early on but also faced issues with his control. He walked three of the first four batters he faced to load the bases with one out, but the 6