Game Recaps: Tuesday 7/7
The Indianapolis Indians jumped on Columbus pitching early and downed the Clippers 13-6. Kenny Ray took the mound after seven days off and gave up five runs in the first, which set the table for an Indians victory.
Runs were scored in nine of the 18 half-innings on Tuesday night Indianapolis scored in five at-bats and the Clippers scored in four chances. The story of the game was that the Indians scored multiple runs every time and the Clippers did so only once. Columbus left the bases loaded three times.
Columbus scored three times in the third inning led by a Trevor Crowe two-run triple to make it 5-3. Indianapolis answered back with two in the fourth. The Clippers got an RBI single from Tony Graffanino on the one of his two doubles, but again the Clippers pitching failed to hold serve, allowing two more Indianapolis runs in the fifth.
Josh Barfield and Jordan Brown drove in runs as the night progressed, but the Clippers could not stop the Indians offense as Frank Herrmann and Vinnie Chulk each allowed a pair of runs in an inning of work.
The second game of the series kicks off at 7:05pm with Hector Rondon, Cleveland's top pitching prospect making his Triple-A debut.
Tejera Struggles in Debut, Aeros Fall 11-7
Michael Tejera allowed eight runs in his Akron debut and the defense committed a season-high tying four errors in the field as Reading picked up an 11-7 victory in the opener of a three-game series before 2,831 fans at Canal Park Tuesday. The Phillies improved to 48-35 with the win and pulled to within six games of first-place Akron (55-30), and have taken six of eight games against the Aeros this year.
The night got off to an inauspicious start for Tejera just four pitches into the game, as Reading leadoff man Quintin Berry dropped a bunt up the first base line. Tejera and first baseman Beau Mills both thought the other would field the ball, and once Tejera picked it up he compounded the issue by flipping it over Mills