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Posts Tagged ‘Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.’

Clippers-Yankees washed out on Monday; will double-up on Tuesday in Rochester

 

The series opener in Rochester between Columbus and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was postponed on Monday. A doubleheader is scheduled for Tuesday at 5:05pm.

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Tuesday will start a four game series with the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees, whose home stadium, PNC Field, is undergoing renovations, in the city of Rochester.

Norfolk’s Green named IL batter of the week

 

Nick Green (courtesy of Norfolk Tides)

The International League has named Norfolk outfielder Nick Green as the Batter of the Week for the period July 4-10.

Green has won the award before, August 25-September 1, 2008 while a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Green led the IL with four home runs and 11 RBI’s for the week, having his best games on Tuesday and Friday.

He had a three-hit, two-homer, seven-RBI performance on Friday at Durham to help the Tides to a 17-2 blasting of the Bulls. In the game, Green achieved season-highs in hits, homers and RBI’s.

The 32-year-old Green is in his twelfth season of pro baseball. He is a veteran of around 400 games in the majors with Atlanta, Tampa Bay, the Yankees, Mariners, Red Sox, Dodgers and Blue Jays.

 

Info courtesy of the International League

Clippers’ Huff earns IL Pitcher of the Week

David Huff (file photo)

The International League has named Columbus pitcher David Huff as the pitcher of the Week.

Huff is the third Columbus player to be honored in 2011 joining Chad Huffman, April 18-24 and Jeanmar Gomez, June 6-12.

The left-handed Huff won twice during the week with a couple of 7-innings gems, leading the league with 14 strikeouts. 10 of those 14 K’s came Monday night at Buffalo as Huff shut down the Bisons hitting to just one run on four hits and no walks. The Clippers won going away, 8-2.

Huff pitched again on Sunday afternoon at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Once again, he shut down a good-hitting team scattering four hits over 7 innings without walking a batter, no runs and the Clippers won 2-0. The win was Huff’s sixth of the season, which is tied for 3rd in the IL.

The 25-year-old Huff is a former first round draft choice of the Cleveland Indians. Huff has 38 starts in the majors with the Indians since 2009. Huff is a California native, hailing from San Diego.

For the 2011 season, Huff in 12 games, all starts, he is 6-2 with a 3.64 ERA in 71.2 innings pitched, 76 hits allowed, 35 runs, 24 earned, 19 walks and 41 strikeouts.

 

Info courtesy of the International League

TRIPLE-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Columbus Clippers 12 Tacoma Rainiers 6

By Mohamed Ibrahim (Clipart courtesy of Clker.com)

The Columbus Clippers have followed up their Governors’ Cup championship run by topping off the 2010 season by winning the Triple-A National Championship. Tuesday night’s contest in Oklahoma City saw the Columbus Clippers defeat the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, 12-6.

The win marked the second straight year that the International League has won the matchup, which features the IL champ vs. the Pacific Coast League winner. Durham won the title in 2009.

David Huff struggled in Cleveland; became Clippers ace leading them to 2 titles (MiLB)

David Huff earned the win for the Clippers, pitching six innings. He gave up all six runs on seven hits and struck out six. The bullpen work of Zach Putnam, Josh Judy and Vinnie Pestano followed Huff and shut down Tacoma.

Columbus knocked out 19 hits, compared to nine for the Rainiers. Jason Kipnis and Josh Rodriguez joined Jerad Head in the three-hit club, and five other Columbus starters had two hits.

The win ends a strong postseason for the Clippers, who struggled in the final weeks of the regular season and advanced to the IL playoffs as the wild card team, then dominated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Durham to win the franchise’s first Governors’ Cup in 14 years.

A nationally-television audience saw how good the Columbus Clippers are and they are Triple-A Champions!

info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

IL FINALS, GAME 4: Columbus dominates Durham, 13-2; 2010 Governor’s Cup Champions!

The Columbus Clippers closed out an exciting, up-and-down 2010 season by winning their first IL Governor’s Cup championship since 1996.

The Clippers were slumping coming into the playoffs as the wild-card team and beat the North Division champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the semifinals and the defending league and South Division champion Durham Bulls in the championship finals.

Paolo Espino wins deciding game (MiLB)

The Clippers beat the Bulls in Durham, North Carolina, 13-2 in the fourth and deciding game of the best-of-five International League finals.

The win allows Columbus to play against the Pacific Coast League champions for the Triple-A championship game Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

Paolo Espino pitched six innings to earn the series-clinching win for the second time in the postseason run. He was supported by 13 runs and 20 hits.

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

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