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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 keep hitting, pitching and winning, 5-2 over Norfolk

 

The Columbus Clippers at 34-14, keep showing why they are the best team in the International League.

All elements of hitting and pitching keep leading to winning baseball for the Clippers.

Cord Phelps’ two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning allowed Columbus to extend its winning streak to seven with a 5-2 win over Norfolk in Harbor Park in Virginia.

Carlton Smith (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

Corey Kluber earned his third straight win, giving the Tides two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk, striking out two and improving to 3-3 on the season.

Carlton Smith came out of the bullpen to pick up his second save, his first since April 27.

The Tides dropped to a disappointing (16-32) on the season. Pat Egan took the loss, allowing all four runs in the seventh inning.

 

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers and Norfolk Tides

Norfolk Tides shut down Clippers offense; wins 6-3

MEGASPORTSNEWS.COM GAME COVERAGE

POSTGAME INTERVIEW WITH FORMER OHIO STATE BASEBALL STAR AND CURRENT NORFOLK TIDES CENTERFIELDER MATT ANGLE (To listen to an audio file, click on the link)

45 149 Matt Angle Norfolk CF Part 1 Back to Columbus, Orioles Plans for him (megasportsnews.com)

45 150 Matt Angle Norfolk Part 2 Drafted 3 years ago, Arizona Fall League, OSU days (megasportsnews.com)

Monday night's starting lineups (megasportsnews.com)

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Monday night was “614 Magazine Night” at Huntington Park. Plus, there were several fans in attendance to see Matt Angle, a native of Whitehall and a former Ohio State Buckeye baseball star whose has risen rather quickly in the Orioles system. Angle was drafted in 2007.

Clippers fans ended up disappointed and the Angle fans were happy as Matt played a solid game going 1 for 4 with a walk in the leadoff spot for Norfolk. And he came up with the defensive play of the game on Clippers third baseman Jared Goedert, who has shown a display of power-hitting since being promoted Double-A Akron.

The Clippers were down 3-2 when Goedert drove the baseball toward the wall in deep center.

Matt Angle, playing centerfield for Norfolk, robbed Goedert of a possible two-run double  with a sensational catch up against the center-field wall in the fourth inning. That play seemed to take the wind out of the sails for the Clippers.

The Clippers not only had to worry about the Norfolk defense, but the Tides received a solid pitching performance from starting pitcher Armando Gabino(4-0) en route to a 6-3 win over Columbus before a crowd of 9,059.

The Clippers offense, one of the better ones in the International League, went 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position. The usual clutch hitting was not available last night.

Losing pitcher for Columbus was Carlos Carrasco (5-3). Carrasco put up another quality start but had trouble getting Norfolk Tides third baseman Josh Bell out. Bell homered, doubled and drove in two runs to lead his club.

Armando Gambino of Norfolk is imposing at 6'3 250 on mound (megasportsnews.com)

GAME NOTES

* Norfolk is the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. And more than a few fans at Huntington Park made the comment that the tides have better talent than the parent team and some those players should be in the majors.

* Norfolk is 29-37, 11.5 games behind Durham in the IL South. They’re 11-20 on the road, and 5-5 in the last 10 games.

* Norfolk usually gives the Clippers fits. In 2009, the Tides were 7-1 against Columbus.

* Tides reliever Ross Wolf has lowered his ERA to 2.17 for the season. Wolf has not allowed a run in any of his seven appearances in June, as he’s allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out four in 8.2 innings over that stretch. 18 of his 24 games this season have been scoreless.

Columbus area native Matt Angle of Norfolk (megasportsnews.com)

* Tides outfielder Matt Angle was selected by the Orioles in the 7th round of the 2007 draft out of Ohio State University. Angle led the 2007 Buckeyes with a .366 average, 53 runs, 27 walks, 22 stolen bases and four triples in 59 games, and was a First-Team and Second-team All-Mideast Region pick as a sophomore (2006) and a Third Team All-Big Ten pick as a junior (2007).

* Columbus manager Mike Sarbaugh is just six games away from his 500th win (494-347 .587 all-time in the regular season).

* The Clippers are 39-27 and lead the IL West by  1.5 games over Toledo who is 37-28.

Michael Brantley of Columbus at bat (megasportsnews.com)