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Bats outhit Clippers, win 10-7

Four home runs off of Bauer sink Columbus

Bats outhit Clippers, win 10-7
Cord Phelps (Photo: Lianna Holub)
May 29, 2013
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LOUISVIILE, KY – The Columbus Clippers dropped their second game of the series against the Louisville Bats 10-7 Wednesday morning. The Clippers have lost six of their seven games in the last week.

Despite a decent performance from the Clippers’ bats, it was Louisville making all of the plays from the plate. The Bats scored in six of the eight innings—racking up ten runs in the first six innings of play including four home runs.

Clippers righty Trevor Bauer picked up his second loss of the season (2-2), giving up seven earned runs on seven hits—including all four home runs in the game. Bauer only struck out three batters and walked four. Bats pitcher Armando Galarraga did not have such a stellar performance but gave up less runs to earn him his third victory of the season (3-3).

Through four innings, the Bats had five hits and four homers, adding two more runs in the bottom of the second and third after a series of walks.

The Bats took an early 6-0 advantage.

Clippers’ second baseman Cord Phelps brought some life back into the club with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth that scored left fielder Ezequiel Carrera and center fielder Tim Fedroff.

After third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and designated hitter Chun-Hsiu Chen singled, right fielder Jeremy Hermida doubled to center field scoring Chisenhall.

The inning accounted for four of the Clippers seven runs—as well as five of the team’s 14 hits giving the Clippers room for a comeback, 6-4.

Bats first baseman Mike Hessman homered in the bottom of the fifth to stretch the lead to 7-4. Hessman leads the International League with 13 home runs on the year.

The Clippers brought the game within one run in the top of the sixth after Fedroff and first baseman Matt LaPorta reached the bag on walks. Chisenhall then hit his first triple of the season scoring both to bring the game to 7-6.

The comeback was quickly erased when the Bats put up three runs in the bottom half of the sixth.

The Clippers added one more run after a series of hits in the top of the seventh, but it wouldn’t be enough.

The Clippers fell 10-7.

The Clippers will send out righty Danny Salazar who has played in two games this season with a 0-0 record. The Bats will send out undefeated righty Greg Reynolds who is 4-0 on the season.

First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

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