Game Recaps: Saturday 7/18
The Clippers rallied from an early deficit to defeat Syracuse 6-3. Chuck Lofgren settled down after a rough start, lasting seven innings on three runs and six hits. He allowed two walks and recorded two strikeouts.
The Chiefs wasted no time scoring on Lofgren. The first three batters in the game scored after back-to-back doubles by Jorge Padilla and Corey Patterson and a home run by Elijah Dukes.
The Clippers closed the gap to 3-2 in the second when Stephen Head singled and Andy Marte doubled off the left field wall. Wyatt Toregas singled to left scoring Head and Josh Barfield singled to plate Marte.
The Clippers jumped ahead of the Chiefs in the third when Michael Brantley and Trevor Crowe singled opening the inning. Wes Hodges singled, but Brantley was thrown out at home. Hodges was then picked off first on an overthrow to second by the catcher. Matt LaPorta walked and Head doubled scoring Crowe. Marte stroked a three-run bomb over the left field wall, his third home run in as many games, to lift the Clippers to a 6-3 lead.
Jensen Lewis came in and pitched a scoreless eighth. Greg Aquino struck out the side in the ninth, gaining his seventh save of the season
The Clippers try to sweep the Chiefs on Sunday with the first pitch at 5:05pm. Jeremy Sowers returns to Triple-A to face Chefs' right-hander J.D. Martin.
Aeros Walk Away With 5-3 Victory
It was a walking theme Saturday night at Canal Park, as the Aeros tied multiple season-records in a 5-3 win over the Bowie Baysox with 4,809 fans in attendance. Akron won its second game in a row following a six-game losing streak and improved to 58-36 while the Baysox fell to 52-42. The Aeros tied a season-high with 10 walks and also collected 10 hits, marking the first time all season the club reached double digits in both categories in the same game. Nick Weglarz drew four of the walks, tying the franchise record for the second time this year.
Jose Constanza started the night