Columbus Clippers trampled by Toledo Mud Hens, 7-2
TOLEDO, Ohio – Kyle Davies took the bump for Columbus Wednesday night against the Toledo Mud Hens. The Mud Hens got the best of the starter collecting four runs on four hits. Davies lasted four innings and was saddled with his fourth loss after the Clippers' 7-2 trampling.
Davies dug himself into a hole early in the first inning. After walking the first batter he faced, Davies let one up for a RBI triple. The runner on third was then recovered by an infield single to score their second run of the game. Columbus left the field with a two run deficit.
The Clippers cut Toledo's lead in half in the third. Tyler Holtsingled on a sharp grounder out to centerfield. With Holt on firstJesus Aguilar came up with a fly ball out to left field, brining Holt in to score one for Columbus.
With the Clippers' offense struggling to get on the board Davies fell under fire once agin in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs Davies walked two before letting up a ball clear to the warning track for a double. Both runners came through to score putting Toledo up 4-1.
With Davies night over Josh Outman put in a innings work, keeping the Mud Hens at bay. Frank Herrmann took the mound next for Columbus in the sixth. Herrmann struggled letting up two single homers to Toledo. The big flys pushed the Mud Hens ahead 6-1.
Nick Hagadone entered the game for the seventh but the southpaw was unable to slow the red hot Mud Hens. Hagadone loaded the bases up early with a walk and two singles, before letting a runner cross home during a force out for Toledo's final run of he night.
The Clippers made one final run at a comeback early in the eighth. Elliot Johnson singled with one out. Carlos Moncrief stepped up to the plate with two outs before blasting a double over former Clipper Ezequiel Carrera's head, bringing Johnson home to score.
The Clippers' 7-2 loss snaps their four game winning streak they had after facing the Louisville Bats. Columbus will remain in Toledo for one more game before both teams come to Huntington Park for another series.
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