Game Recaps 6/29: Fedroff's near cycle leads Clippers
|Tim Fedroff (Photo: Lianna Holub)|
The Clippers continue to dominate Toledo this season, taking Wednesday's matinee affair, 12-4. The win marks the tenth win in 12 games against the Mud Hens.
After loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the first, the Clippers came away with three runs.
Two innings later, Luis Valbuena continued his hot month of June by taking an Andrew Oliver offering out over the right field wall. Valbuena is hitting .355 with 7 home runs and 24 RBIs this month.
In the fourth, the Clippers added four more after starting off the inning with three straight infield singles. They knocked out Mud Hens starter Andrew Oliver in the inning after he allowed eight earned runs.
Outfielder Tim Fedroff contributed with his first home run as a Clipper - a two run shot in the fifth. He finished with 3 RBI on the day and was a triple shy of the cycle.
Jason Kipnis went 3-4 with three runs scored and 2 RBI. Chad Huffman also drove in two runs.
David Huff (8-2) went six innings, allowing one run off of four hits and striking out seven. Carlton Smith - who allowed two runs - and Justin Germano - who allowed one - came on to pitch three combined innings of relief.
The series moves on to Toledo, Thursday at 7 PM, as the Clippers send out Scott Barnes (6-2, 3.63) against Brayan Villarreal (0-5, 4.41).
Aeros Complete Sweep of Baysox
Beau Mills and recently named Eastern League All-Star Juan Diaz both delivered RBI doubles, as the Akron Aeros defeated the Bowie Baysox 4-1 and completed a three-game series sweep on Wednesday afternoon at Canal Park.
T.J. McFarland pitched six strong innings and earned the win, giving up just one hit and one unearned run, while striking out five. Bryan Price and Adam Miller combined for the final three innings of shutout relief, as Miller escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to earn his first save of the season. The Aeros finished the homestand undefeated, with 3-game series sweeps of both the R-Phils and Baysox.
Right-handed pitcher Zach Clark went five innings for the Baysox (37-39), giving up all four Aeros earned runs, and suffered the loss. Pat Egan and Pedro Viola also pitched in relief for the Baysox.
The Aeros (40-39) went to work early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jordan Henry and Ben Copeland led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Diaz followed with an RBI double that scored both to make it an early 2-0 lead for the Aeros.
The Baysox answered in the top of the 4th inning. Greg Miclat walked and stole second to lead off the inning, and made it to third on a fielder