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Posts Tagged ‘“Hometown Heroes”.’

Clippers run winning streak to eight straight by nipping Scranton

 

Shelley Duncan (file photo)

The Columbus Clippers just keep on winning.

The “Hometown Heroes” won thier eighth straight win, a 6-5 thriller over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Friday night in Moosic, Pennsylvania.

Shelley Duncan had three RBI’s and Corey Kluber (4-4) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings to get the victory.

Josh Judy came in to strike our three in 1.2 innings and earn his ninth save.

 

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Clippers win streak reaches a rare Baker’s dozen

 

The Columbus Clippers win streak has reached the lucky number of 13 or a Baker’s dozen in an 8-2 win over the Charlotte Knights on Tuesday night. The Hometown Heroes are an IL-best 21-5 overall and have a 5-game lead over Louisville in the West Division.

Zach McAllister (file photo)

The Clippers offense came up big in the win. Columbus scored 8 runs in the ball game with the big number coming in the top of the seventh when the Clippers put up a five in that inning. The run support was all Clippers righthanders Zach McAllister, who in his longest outing of the year, went eight innings giving up only two runs, all earned, on seven hits while striking out five and walking one. He is now 5-0 on the season.

The losing pitcher was Charlotte righthander Freddy Dolsi who drops to 0-3.

The Clippers went an unbelievable 8-0 on the road trip.

 

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Clippers beat Toledo on homers, 6-2

 

Jerad Head (Clippers photo)

The Columbus Clippers used the long ball on Sunday afternoon, to beat Toledo 6-2 at Huntington Park. The Hometown Heroes are off to an 8-3 start to the season.

David Huff went five innings for the Clippers, struck out five and did not allow an earned run. Reliever Zach Putnam got the win after throwing two scoreless innings.

Clippers right fielder Chad Huffman went 2-4 at the plate.

A two-run home run from Jerad Head in the sixth gave the Clippers a 3-2 lead and put them up for good. Luke Carlin added a solo shot in the seventh inning, and Head belted his second two-run shot of the game in the eighth.

Head, who now has three homers on the year, went 2-4 in the game.

 

Info courtesy of Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers extends win streak to five & IL West lead to 7

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(THIS ARTICLE HAS AUDIO FROM CLIPPERS MANAGER MIKE SARBAUGH)

Our “Hometown Heroes”, the Columbus Clippers extended their winning streak to five games on Saturday night as they defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 7-1 at Fifth Third Field. The Clippers’ bats continued their impressive stretch, pounding out 12 base hits and their pitching staff stepped up to pitch a great game.

Luis Valbuena (MiLB)

Wes Hodges (MiLB)

Columbus jumped out to an early lead as Luis Valbuena belted his second home run as a Clipper in the first inning, a two-run homer to right field driving in Josh Rodriguez. Columbus’ second two-run inning was led by Wes Hodges in the fourth, as he drove home Jared Goedert on a single to left field. Hodges would later score on a bases loaded walk to Cord Phelps.

Josh Tomlin continued to be the Clippers’ most consistent pitcher, going seven shutout innings, allowing four hits while striking out six.

The Clippers increased their International League West Division lead to 7 games over Indianapolis.

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Columbus has offensive outburst at Rochester, 10-5

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The “Hometown Heroes,” the Columbus Clippers beat the Rochester Red Wings, 10-5 as they put on a hitters clinic in Frontier Field on Tuesday night. There were three homers, two for Columbus, and the Clippers garnered three doubles and two triples.

Jose Constanza opened up the scoring in the top of the second inning with a three-run triple to center field, driving in Brian Bixler, Cord Phelps and Lou Marson. Constanza later scored on Michael Brantley’s ground-rule double.

Cord Phelps (MiLB)

Michael Brantley (MiLB)

In the third inning, the Clippers added another run as Jared Goedert blasted his fifth homer with Columbus. Rochester tied the game as Dustin Martin hit his eighth homer of the season, a three-run shot to center field.

Michael Brantley gave Columbus a 6-5 lead in the fourth inning after hitting his third home run of 2010. The Clippers added on three more runs in the sixth inning as Constanza struck again with his second triple of the game, driving in his fourth and fifth runs of the night. Constanza scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Rodriguez.

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