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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

Louisville tough on Clippers again; wins 3-2 in 9th


Todd Frazier (courtesy of

Justin Germano, who can fill in any need on a pitching staff, short relief, long relief, closer or spot-starter, was used in the latter role on Wednesday night in Louisville.

Germano took a perfect game into the sixth inning in a solid start but Columbus still lost the the Bats, 3-2.

The Clippers entered the ninth inning up 2-0, but the Bats loaded the bases with nobody out. Jeremy Hermida’s 2-run double tied the game and Todd Frazier’s sacrifice fly brought home Devin Mesoraco to win the game.

The Clippers won the first two games in the five-game set, but the Bats won the last three games and trail Columbus in the IL West by 9.5 games.

Germano went six innings, striking out seven in a spot-start after Zach McAllister was called-up to Cleveland to start Thursday’s game against Toronto. Germano’s no-hit bid was ended after Todd Frazier’s bunt single. Zach Putnam pitched the ninth and was the losing pitcher.


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Valbuena’s 10th inning walk-off homer beats Bats, 6-5


Luis Valbuena (file photo)

COLUMBUS — Luis Valbuena hit a walk-off homer on a 3-1 pitch to leadoff the bottom of the 10th inning, to give the Columbus Clippers a 6-5 win over their IL West rivals, the Louisville Bats.

A crowd of 10,480 fans on a beautiful Saturday night at Huntington Park saw the Clippers advantage in the division move to 11.5 games.

Louisville got on the board first in the opening inning. with one out, Yonder Alonso hit long home run to the right field balcony, his 10th of the season and the Bats were up 1-0.

In the bottom of the first, the Clippers came back to take the lead. Ezequiel Carrera led off with a hit, Jason Kipnis single to right moving Carrera to third. Chad Huffman hit a tapper to the right of the mound and Bats pitcher Daryl Thompson threw to catcher Devin Mesoraco and it deflected off his glove allowing Carrera to score and Kipnis going all the way to third. Kipnis then scored on Valbuena’s sacrifice fly and it was 2-1 Columbus.

The lead grew to 4-1  in the second inning for the Clippers as Tim Fedroff led off with a hit and the next hitter, Matt McBride, cracked his first homer with the Clippers.

Columbus knocked out Thompson in the fifth inning when Kipnis came into score on a two out RBI single by Luis Valbuena, making 5-1 in favor of Columbus.

Just like their parent club, the Cincinnati Reds, the Louisville Bats can swing the bats, and in the sixth inning, they tied the game. Dave Sappelt and Yonder Alonso walked to begin the inning. Devin Mesoraco hit an RBI double to left field that drove in Sappelt to make the score 5-2. Jeremy Hermida belted a three-run homer off the scoreboard in right-center field to tie the game at 5-5.

The Clippers received solid bullpen work from Zach Putnam and Chen-Chang Lee.


47 298 Mike Sarbaugh Clippers manager on win #56

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Clippers win final game at Durham to avoid being swept


Luis Valbuena (file photo)

The Columbus Clippers swept Durham when they came to Huntington Park over 10 days ago and the Bulls were trying to return the favor in North Carolina.

The Clippers had other ideas.

Jason Kipnis drew a bases-loaded walk to score Ezequiel Carrera in the top of the 10th inning and helped the Clippers to a 2-1 win over the Bulls.

The Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak.

Columbus’ Luis Valbuena went 1 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Durham pitcher Rob Delaney, who entered the game in the ninth, allowed four walks in 1.2 innings to suffer his first loss of the season.

Zach Putnam raised his record to 4-1 after pitching two scoreless innings.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

Clippers go 10 innings to win at Norfolk


Paul Phillips (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

The Columbus Clippers took their winning ways on the road Thursday night and beat the Norfolk Tides in 10 innings, 5-1.

Paul Phillips knocked in the go-ahead run with a single. Cord Phelps followed with a bases clearing double to highlight a four-run inning.

Lonnie Chisenhall belted a sixth inning solo homer for the Clippers only run before the tenth inning outburst.

Zach Putnam earned the win with two scoreless innings and Josh Judy closed the game out in the tenth.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

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