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Sailing with the Clippers: 5/16/13 - 5/22/13

Sailing with the Clippers: 5/16/13 - 5/22/13
May 23, 2013
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The Columbus Clippers finished their seventh week of the season capturing six wins in the six games played. The Clippers are 28-18 on the year with a six-game win streak, their longest of the year.

The Clippers finished their series with Syracuse Chiefs in the midst of last week—winning the series against the Chiefs, 3-1. The Clippers then traveled back to Columbus to take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders where they brought the brooms out for a 4-0 sweep.

The Clippers will back home to Huntington Park this week for a four-game series against the Syracuse Chiefs beginning on Thursday.  The Clippers won their first series against the RailRiders, 3-1, in April.

Game-by-game Analysis / Headline

5/16 @ Syracuse Chiefs, 4-2 W: Clippers’ left fielder Tim Fedroff went 3-for-6 with one RBI in the win that took eleven innings to complete.  The Clippers’ bullpen showcased some quality pitching a night after both clubs combined for 26 hits in the game. Clippers’ right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco pitched five innings giving up three hits and one run.  Also, Clippers’ pitchers Scott BarnesMatt Langwell and Preston Guilmet all pitched two innings each only giving up three hits combined.

5/17 @ Syracuse Chiefs, 6-3 W: Clippers’ pitcher Brett Brach pitched 7.1 sound innings for Columbus allowing only one run, two walks and six hits on the evening. Brach’s key pitching lead the way for the 6-3 victory after the Clippers’ batters only went 6-for-34 from the plate. The Chiefs committed three errors helping the Clippers take the series, 3-1.

5/18 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 4-3 W: The Clippers’ quality pitching picked up right where it left off. Clippers’ lefty T.J. House pitched 6.1 innings only allowing one run on four hits and striking out five. The Clippers’ bats, again, never picked up during the game going 6-for-27 on the night, but found the hits when needed. CatcherChris Wallace’s RBI-single ended the game in the bottom of the ninth for the 4-3 win.

5/19 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 10-4 W: The Clippers won their second game against the RailRiders out-hitting the club, 16-7. Clippers’ pitcher Trevor Bauer picked up his second win of the year pitching six innings and giving up four runs on six hits—only striking out two batters. The Clippers 5-through-8 batters combined to go 10-for-19 from the plate with six RBIs.

5/20 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 6-5 W: For the second time in three nights the Clippers won in their last at-bat against the RailRiders. Designated hitter Chun-Hsiu Chen gave the RailRiders his International league welcome with a walk-off RBI. With no outs and two runners on, Chen punched a single into left field to score pinch runner Matt Lawson that gave his team a 6-5 victory in the bottom of the tenth. Chen went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and the Clippers as a team combined to go 10-for-37 on the night.

5/21 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 5-1 W: The Clippers completed the sweep against the RailRiders with a 5-1 victory. Chen, again, had a quality game going 3-for-4 on the night. The Clippers went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position to capture the win. Clippers’ pitcher Carlos Carrasco picked up his second win of the season with a quality start. Carrasco pitched six innings giving up no runs on six hits—Carrasco also struck out six batters.

5/22: Off day

Who’s Hot?

1B Chun-Hsiu Chen
7-for-14, 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 11 TB

Chun-Hsiu Chen was promoted from Akron on May 19 and has been a clutch performer for the Clippers since being called up. Chen is currently batting .500 through three games with one home run, two RBIs, and 11 total bases. Chen was the hero on May 20 with his walk-off RBI in the bottom of the tenth to give the Clippers the 3-0 lead in the series against the RailRiders.

Who’s Not?

RF Jeremy Hermida
2-for-15, 2 RBIs, 5 SOs

Right fielder Jeremy Hermida, who has been fairly clutch for the Clippers during the season, hasn’t had the best week with the organization. Through the six-game win streak, Hermida is 2-for-15 with only two RBIs and striking out five times.

Stat of the Week

Six-game win streak for the Clippers

The Clippers went undefeated in the seventh week of the season going 6-0. The Clippers second-best win streak of the season before six was a three game streak back in April against the RailRiders. The win streak puts the Clippers at 28-18 on the season and only 3.5 games in back of the Indianapolis Indians in the International League West.

Transactions

May 16

INF Adam Abraham to 7 day DL 

May 17

RHP  Trevor Bauer optioned from Cleveland
RHP  Toru Murata to Akron
RHP  Brett Brach from Akron and starting tonight for us

May 18

LHP Nick Hagadone optioned from Cleveland
RHP Brett Brach assigned to Akron

May 19

OF   Cedric Hunter to Akron
INF  Chun Chen from Akron

Next Seven

5/23 vs. Syracuse Chiefs (7:05 pm)
5/24 vs. Syracuse Chiefs (7:15 pm)
5/25 vs. Syracuse Chiefs (7:05 pm)
5/26 vs. Syracuse Chiefs (6:05 pm)
5/27 @ Louisville Bats (4:05 pm)
5/28 @ Louisville Bats (6:35 pm)
5/29 @ Louisville Bats (11:05 am)

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