Clip & Dirty: 6/15
Team Pitching: 0(0) R(ER), 4H, 0BB, 7K, 63% strikes, 109 pitches total
Jeanmar Gomez had his best outing since his perfect game last season. He went 7 innings, gave up only 3 hits, didnt walk a single batter and struck out six. He needed only 93 pitches to get through his 7 innings of work and maintained a 50% GB rate throughout the game. A game like this really makes you wish that pitch f/x was present at minor league stadiums because it would be great to get a read on what pitches were inducing so many outs and such poor contact.
This outing can be considered nothing but a surprise seeing as Gomez had been hit around to the tune of a 7.69 FIP over his two June starts and a 5.66 FIP overall on the 2010 season.
Team Hitting: 11R, 18H, 4XBH, 3BB, HBP
Every player had at least one hit and at least an RBI or run scored. Seven of the nine players to hit for the Clippers had a multi-hit game. Michael Brantley, Josh Rodriguez, Jared Goedert and Jose Constanza each scored twice. Rodriguez and Goedert also registered a pair of RBI's as well. The Clippers ran through 5 Norfolk pitchers and scored multiple runs in 4 different innings with the final salvo being the largest as they put up a five-spot in the 8th thank to a three-run homer by Chris Gimenez.
The offensive stars (if forced to pick some out of this across-the-board offensive onslaught) were Rodriguez (2-5, HR, 2RBI, 2R) and Goedert (3-5, HR, 2RBI, 2R). The Clippers will face off against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday. Yohan Pino will look for his 7th win and the Clippers will look to continue their excellent season.