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Game Recaps: Monday 6/29

June 30, 2009
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Clippers drop fifth straight

The Clippers lost to the Durham Bulls 4-3 Monday in the continuation of a four-game series at Huntington Park.

The third inning started the scoring when Michael Brantley knocked the first hit of the game to center field. After a walk to Trevor Crowe, Jordan Brown reached first on an error to load the bases. Matt LaPorta was hit by a pitch driving home a run.

The Clippers lead did not last; Reid Brignac doubled and came home on Matt Joyce's homer to put Durham up 2-1.

The Clippers regained the upper hand 3-2 in the sixth scoring a pair of runs. Brown and LaPorta opened with back-to-back singles and Tony Graffanino reached on a fielder's choice, forcing-out LaPorta. Andy Marte singled scoring Brown and with two outs Wyatt Toregas scored Graffanino on a hit.

The Clippers once again failed to keep the lead after Jon Weber singled, reached second on a wild pitch and scored on Ray Olmedo's single. The Clippers replaced starter Kenny Ray with Jensen Lewis, who gave up a run scoring double to Reid Brignac and putting the Bulls ahead to stay 4-3.

The Clippers try to avoid the sweep Tuesday when Kirk Saarloos takes the mound against Carlos Hernandez. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.

Mets Split Series, Win 1-0 in 10 Innings

The visiting Binghamton Mets defeated the Aeros 1-0 in 10 innings Monday night at Canal Park in front of 3,212 fans, earning a split in this four-game series and marking the end of a streak of six consecutive series victories for Akron. It was the third time this month and the eighth time this season that the Aeros were held scoreless, as Binghamton manufactured their only run of the game in the top of the 10th inning. Akron fell to 50-25, holding on to a seven-game lead over Reading in the Southern Division, and the Mets improved to 29-46.

It was a scoreless battle in the early going as starters Jeanmar Gomez and Dylan Owen matched each other pitch-for-pitch. Binghamton nearly got on the board in the first inning, but Gomez picked Emmanuel Garcia off first base after he led off the game with a single. The Mets collected two more singles in the frame, but came away empty handed because of Gomez

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