Clippers shutout, fall 6-0 to Red Wings
Clippers held to three hits in Tuesday's loss.
ROCHESTER, NY – The rain did not come soon enough for Trevor Bauer and the Columbus Clippers (20-17) on Tuesday night.
The Rochester Red Wings (17-20) smacked four homers in five batters, and six consecutive reached base in the five-run fifth inning downing the Clippers 6-0. The contest was shortened due to rain and was called with two outs in the bottom of the sixth at Frontier Field. The Rochester win snaps an eight-game losing streak, which started in Columbus on May 5.
Trevor Bauer (4-1) pitched fairly well otherwise, except for a 32-pitch first inning where he walked home the Red Wings Wilkin Ramirez for the first run. In the inning, he gave up only one hit, while walking two and hitting a batter.
He cruised through the next three innings, giving up just two hits. But then came the home run derby. Eric Farris, Oswaldo Arcia, Deibinson Romero, and Chris Hermann all homered for Rochester. For each of them, it was their first home run of the season. Arcia, Romero and Hermann went back-to-back-to-back, with Arcia’s being a two-run shot.
Bauer’s final line for the night was 5.2 innings six runs (all earned) on nine hits and three walks and also struck out four. His ERA is now 2.15.
Coming into the game, Bauer had only given up one home run all season. He led the International League in ERA at 1.12 (now is second on the team). He was six for six in quality starts, having given up no more than two runs in any one start, and averaged 6.7 innings per start.
Trevor May (2-3) pitched six shutout innings for the win, allowing three hits, two walks and he struck out six.
These two teams continue with the second of a four game series on Wednesday night at Frontier Field. The Clippers will send left-hander T.J. House (1-2, 1.77) to the mound for the seventh time this season. House last started on Friday night against Syracuse, and did not factor in the decision after pitching six shutout innings. He allowed just two hits, two walks, struck out six and left with a three-run lead, but his bullpen did not hold it.
Rochester has scheduled to start a left-hander as well, Scott Diamond (2-4, 7.53), who will be making his eighth start of the season. He pitched against the Clippers in Columbus last week and gave up five runs, four of them in the fifth inning, over eight innings and was tagged with the loss.
Michael Rich is a senior majoring in Communications at The Ohio State University.