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Mesoraco, Hermida fuel Louisville’s sweep of Columbus

Jeremy Hermida (file photo)

The Louisville Bats took acvantage of sloppy play by the Columbus Clippers in game one of their doubleheader 4-2 and rallied to win game two, 5-4 in extra innings, Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field.

The Clippers got their home run bats out in the second inning as they took Bats starter Tom Cochran (1-0) deep as Jordan Brown and Luis Valbuena each hit a solo blast to right field.

Cochran fell into a groove after the second inning and scattered two hits over the next three innings to win the game in his first start of the season. Jeremy Hermida went 3-for-3 and led the Bats with a homerun and two runs scored in the first game of the night.

Corey Kluber (0-1) took the loss for the Clippers in his first start of the season.

Devin Mesoraco (file photo)

In game two, Devin Mesoraco blasted the first pitch he saw from losing pitcher Josh Judy (1-1) in the eighth inning, 412 feet over the center field wall for the Bats third comeback win of the season and first of the walk-off variety as well.

Joe Krebs (1-0) was the winning pitcher after working two innings out of the bullpen.

Columbus had 11 hits in game two.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers & Louisville Bats

Clippers fall to Aeros in final exhibition game


Jason Kipnis Columbus Clippers (file photo)

Columbus, Ohio- In their final exhibition game, the Columbus Clippers fell to the Akron Aeros, the Indians’ Double-A farm team.  Or, perhaps they should be known as the akron aeros based on how they scored their runs.  The final score does not tell the story–when the margin reached 8-4 at the end of the 5th, the Aeros had hit only five balls out of the infield, and two of those came on a hit-and-run, another was a high chopper over third base.

The Clippers should welcome a normal game when the regular season starts April 7 in Indianapolis–this game went seven innings by design, the Clippers-Indians game was called due to snow in the third inning on March 30, and Monday’s exhibition game with the Aeros in Akron was rained out.  In the sixth inning, Akron’s Connor Graham entered the game and threw four pitches to Jordan Brown before needing medical attention.  The teams decided to call off the Clippers’ at bats for the sixth–as a result, Brown can claim some kind of record by leading off consecutive innings with no teammates batting in between.

Matt Packer Akron Aeros (file photo)

With a strong wind blowing from right to left, the Aeros cashed in by putting the ball in play instead of up in the air.  They scratched out a run in the first as Jordan Henry beat out a slow grounder to second, went to third on Juan Diaz’ seeing-eye single up the middle, and scored on Chun Chen’s smash to third, on which Luis Valbuena made a fine play to his right and threw out Diaz at second.

The Clippers’ second baseman Jason Kipnis is making the switch from the outfield this season, and was tested right out the box by Henry’s dribbler.  Last year, Kipnis hit .307 with 16 home runs, 32 doubles and 74 RBIs in 133 games between Class A Kinston and Double-A Akron.  He would show his power in the bottom of the first after Ezequiel Carrera led off with a single up the middle.  Cord Phelps ripped a double to the right field gap and Kipnis followed with a blast in the same direction but even farther, clearing the fence in right-center for a three-run homer.

The Aeros evened it up at 3-3 with more small-ball in the third as Karexon Sanchaz walked went to third on a hit-and-run single by Donnie Webb, and came home on an error.  Webb scored on a Corey Kluber wild pitch.

The Aeros added five more in the fifth with the help of two walks, an infield hit, a wild pitch, and the chopper over third base by Kyle Bellows that drove in two runs.

Aeros’ starter Matt Packer settled down after Kipnis’ home run to get the win, giving up four runs and only one walk in five innings.  He averaged almost a strikeout per inning last year, and struck out four Clippers batters.

Kluber pitched four innings and took the loss.

The Clippers’ home opener is Saturday, April 16 at 4:05 pm.

Clippers offense wakes up and pounds Indianapolis, 10-5

The Columbus Clippers had a closed-door meeting before Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Indians at Huntington Park. After all the team was coming off a shutout loss and they have been playing inconsistently for the past three weeks. Not to mention there is a division title and or wildcard within their grasp.

That meeting with manager Mike Sarbaugh and the coaches proved to be very effective, because Columbus got their offense rolling and hammered Indy, 10-5.

Zack McAllister Clippers (MiLB)

The score was 3-3 going into the fifth when the Clippers to the lead back.

Luke Carlin’s bouncing ball up the middle got past Indians shortstop Pedro Ciriaco and scored both Jordan Brown and Jared Goedert. That 5-3 lead was cut in half in the top of the sixth by Indy, but the offense blew the game open with a five-run seventh, which included Goedert’s 19th home run and RBI’s from Jose Constanza and Josh Rodriguez, along with a two-run triple from Ezequiel Carrera.

The winning pitcher was newcomer Zack McAllister, he’s now 9-11. The loser was Mike Crotta, who falls to 5-9.

The win kept the Clippers in pace with the Louisville Bats, who won earlier Sunday and still holds a 1.5 game advantage in the International League West, with eight games remaining for both teams. A loss by the Buffalo Bisons in Scranton helped Columbus to a 2.5 game lead in the wild card race.

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Columbus Clippers & Dayton Dragons


Scott Sizemore’s two-out infield single in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday night gave the Toledo Mud Hens a 5-4 win over the Clippers at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

With runners on first and second, Sizemore hit a ball past the pitcher’s mound towards center field. Shortstop Josh Rodriguez of the Clippers made a diving stop, but his throw pulled first baseman Jordan Brown off the bag.

Scott Sizemore Toledo (MiLB)

Justin Henry rounded third on the throw by Rodriguez to first base and then kept on running toward’s home plate. Clippers catcher Luke Carlin couldn’t handle the throw from Jordan Brown.

Columbus has now lost seven of eight and remains a game and a half behind the Louisville Bats in the IL West Division.


Victor Estevez reached base four times, drove in three runs in leading the South Bend Silver Hawks to a 7-4 win Wednesday night over the Dayton Dragons in Midwest League action. The loss snaps the four-game winning streak by the Dragons.

The South Bend Silver Hawks are the low Single-A Affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Adam Worthington South Bend (MiLB)

Victor Estevez South Bend (MiLB)

The winning pitcher for South Bend was Adam Worthington. He worked 6 2/3 innings, gave up 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and struck out 3. He evens his record at 5-5.

Daniel Corcino was the losing Dayton Dragons hurler. He is now 1-1 on the season. His pitching totals included 4 1/3 innings pitched, allowed 8 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

There were 897 fans in attendance in South Bend, Indiana.

info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers & Dayton Dragons

Last place Toledo knock Clippers out of first place with 8-4 win

The Toledo Mud Hens, long-time arch-rivals of the Columbus Clippers have had a horrible season and the past two weeks haven’t been any better.

The last-place team in the IL West, losers of 12 of their last 14 games, came out of the clubhouse swinging their way to an 8-4 Saturday night win over the Columbus Clippers Saturday night at Huntington Park.

Casper Wells Toledo (MiLB)

The loss, fourth in a row for Columbus, caused them to fall into second place, a half-game behind the streaking and pesky Louisville Bats.

Losing pitcher Paolo Espino, now 1-2, with two outs in the first inning, allowed Casper Wells to blast a two-run homer over the 405-foot barrier in center field and the Mud Hens were on their way. The ended up hitting three homers total.

The highlight of the night for the Clippers was Jordan Brown’s three-run homer onto the Wendy’s Home Run balcony roof in right field.

Info courtesy of the Toledo Mud Hens & Columbus Clippers

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