Sailing with the Clippers: 4/16/2014 - 4/22/2014
It has been a rocky start to the season to say the least for the Columbus Clippers. At 7-10 the Clippers just recently rose above Toledo in the International League West standings to get out of last place. Although the team has struggled to get to the .500 mark, there's been a glimmer of hope from many players.
Jose Ramirez, INF
17 G, .318 BA, .360 OBP, 9 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 6 K, 6 BB, 5 SB
Ramirez has reached base in all 17 games the Clippers have played. Ramirez also has the second most homers on the team, after leading off two innings with big flys on Monday. The second baseman has not only been productive in the batter's box, but also on the field making some impressive highlight reel plays rather effortlessly.
Trevor Bauer, RHP
3 G, 2-0, 18.2 IP, .96 ERA, 13 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 21 K, 6 BB
Bauer became the first starter with two wins for the Clippers, notching his third straight quality start Tuesday night (6.2IP, 1ER). Bauer seems to have cracked the code this season, starting the year with consistency we had yet to see from the righty. Bauer previously lacked control on the mound, but so far has not shown any problems in 2014.
Stranded at Sea:
Tyler Cloyd, RHP
3 G, 1-2, 16.2 IP, 7.56 ERA, 24 H, 16 R, 14 ER, 14 K, 2 BB
Cloyd has shown his worst and best all in his first three starts. After going 8.0 innings in his second start with no runs, Cloyd was raked over the coals by Toledo last Saturday. Cloyd gave up eight runs (all earned) in five innings of work before being pulled from the game. It's a guessing game right now of what Cloyd you'll see when he starts.
5: There are five Columbus Clippers batting over .300.
18: Josh Tomlin has pitched 18 innings, while Bauer has pitched 18.2. Both with three starts.
4/23- vs, Gwinnett Braves, 6:35 p.m.
4/24- vs, Gwinnett Braves, 6:35 p.m.
4/25- vs, Gwinnett Braves, 7:15 p.m.
4/26- @, Norfolk Tide, 7:05 p.m.
4/27- @, Norfolk Tide, 1:05 p.m.
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