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Posts Tagged ‘Nick Johnson.’

Clippers trail 5-0, 7-1 rallies to win 11-7 at Rochester

 

Chad Huffman (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

It was a very long night in Rochester, New York as the Columbus Clippers rallied from two huge deficits and beat the Red Wings, 11-7.

The two teams waited out a one hour and forty-one minute rain delay at Frontier Field in upstate New York.

The Red Wings led 5-0 after two innings and 7-1 after four frames.

The huge rally started for the Clippers in the sixth. Thomas Neal led off the sixth with a single to center field. Nick Johnson followed with a walk. Jared Goedert delivered an RBI double and the score was 7-4. After Paul Phillips walked to load the bases, Tim Fedroff hit a double down the left field line, knocking in two runs and the score was 7-6. With one out, Luis Valbuena hit an RBI single and just like that it was 7-7. With still only one out, Chad Huffman cranked out a two-run triple and the Clippers were up 9-7 scoring six runs in the inning to take control of the game.

Zach Putnam worked his second inning in the ninth and shut the door on the Red Wings to get his 8th save. Matt Langwell (1-0) picked up his first win of the season for the Clippers.

 

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

Clippers beat Indy 4-3 in 10 innings

 

Jerad Head (file photo)

The Columbus Clippers slipped past the Indianapolis Indians 4-3 in 10 innings Friday night in front of a huge crowd at Huntington Park.

With the score 3-3, Jerad Head started the game-winning tenth inning with a lead-off doubled to right field. Head advanced to third base on a Nick Johnson groundout. After intentional walks were given to Chad Huffman and Donnie Webb to load the bases, Paul Phillips hit a sacrifice fly to left field to knock in Head with the game-winning run.

 

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

Indians make room for Nick Johnson; could be ready for stretch run

 

Nick Johnson (file photo)

The Cleveland Indians have made room at Triple-A Columbus for former Yankees first baseman Nick Johnson. By doing so, the Tribe released infielder Wes Hodges.

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Indians in February. He will split time with the Clippers and Double-A Akron, depending on who is playing at home.

Johnson, a career .270 hitter, had offseason surgery on his right wrist and Cleveland feels that he can help them during the stretch drive, but he needs to get several at bats before he is added to the 40-man roster.

Johnson played for Indians manager Manny Acta in Washington.

 

Info courtesy of the Cleveland Indians

 

Indians looking to sign Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson (file photo)

There are reports out of Goodyear, Arizona, that the Cleveland Indians are very close to signing Nick Johnson.

The often-injured Johnson, spent 2010 with the New York Yankees. He played in only 24 games and has only appeared in more than 100 games four times in the past eight seasons.

The Indians look at him as a first baseman, designated hitter and pinch-hitter.

compiled from staff, MLB news, radio & TV reports

Pittsburgh comes from behind to beat Columbus, 5-4 (Friday)

Chris Kunitz scored a goal and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins scored twice in the third period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 in a preseason game Friday night at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus.

The Penguins played without their top two players, Sidney Crosby (sore hip flexor) and Evgeni Malkin (scratch).

Kunitz was given credit for the goal after the puck caromed off of two Columbus players on the power play late in the second period.

Tomas Kubalik Columbus (NHL)

Nick Johnson scored between the circles on a power play for the winning goal at 8:13 of the third, and Mike Comrie made it 5-3 about 4 minutes later with a tap-in goal, finishing off a nice passing play.

The 2-0 Penguins also received scoring from Arron Asham and Mike Rupp.

Kristian Huselius had 3 assists all onĀ  Tomas Kubalik’s three goals. Kyle Wilson also scored for the Blue Jackets who fall to 1-2.

Pittsburgh’s goalie, Brent Johnson allowed three goals on 21 shots, playing the first two periods. The Blue Jackets’ goaltender Mathieu Garon played the entire game and made 24 saves.

compiled from NHL & Columbus Blue Jackets news

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