Game Recap 7/4: Huff, Clippers Win Again
The Clippers ran their winning streak to a season-best six games Sunday night, with a second straight six-run victory over the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-0, in front of an Independence Day crowd of 10,300 at Fifth Third Field.
David Huff went six innings to improve to 3-0 on the season as a Clipper. He teamed with Jess Todd, Josh Judy and Justin Germano (who all worked single frames) on the seven-hit shutout.
The Clippers got on the scoreboard early, as Cord Phelps tripled and then came home on a Luis Valbuena sacrifice fly in the first inning. Columbus broke the game open in the fifth, getting back-to-back RBI-infield singles from Brian Bixler and Jose Constanza. Phelps then plated two more with another single.
Jared Goedert rounded out the scoring for Columbus with his 11th home run of the season, a solo shot in the eighth inning.
The win for the Clippers, coupled with an Indianapolis loss to Louisville, gives Columbus a season-high eight-game lead in the International League's West Division. The loss for Toledo was their 10th in a row.
The Toledo portion of the five-game set wraps up tomorrow at 5:05, before the teams head to Columbus for games Tuesday and Wednesday. Carlos Carrasco (7-3, 4.23 ERA) gets the ball for the Clippers opposite right-hander L.J. Gagnier (3-3, 3.83).
Aeros Fall 6-5 to Bowie in 11 Innings
The Bowie Baysox managed a series split with the Aeros on Independence Day, striking for a run in the 11th inning to earn the 6-5 victory. After dropping the first two contests in this four-game weekend series, the Baysox rallied again Sunday in front of the massive holiday night crowd of 8,864 fans at Prince George