Minor Issues: Aeros and Clippers beat up on Phillies Affiliates
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The Aeros activated RHP reliever Bryan Price from the 7-Day Disabled List and he got into game action on Friday. Corresponding move? Not really sure at this point.
Not even sure what the Clippers are going to do now with Jensen Lewis arriving either. You would think someone like Mike Gosling would get the boot rather than sending someone down to Akron which would just create even more of a roster crunch with Price being activated, Stiller close coming back, and Graham probably nearing a return as well.
Columbus had a late three-run rally to break a tie game and win yet again over Lehigh Valley 6-3.
Jordan Brown and Wes Hodges started the rally with singles and Anderson Hernandez reached on aerror to score both of them. Trevor Crowe would earn one with a double to score Hernandez. It was Crowe's second RBI and third hit of the night. He tripled in addition to the double.
Jason Donald struck out three times but got back into the hit column after two games without a hit. Carlos Santana knocked in a run and had two hits and Shelley Duncan did it yet again with a solo shot off Ryan Vogelsong in the fifth inning. Wes Hodges had three hits on the night and a walk as well.
Jeanmar Gomez gave up three runs off four hits and four walks starting. Jeremy Sowers continues to throw shutout ball with just a walk over two innings to pick up his first win of the year. Jess Todd nailed his third save down with two strikeouts in the ninth.
Columbus sends Yohan Pino to the mound to win the series on Saturday.
The Clippers weren't the only Indians affiliate to take advantage of a Phillies affiliate. The Aeros beat up on Reading 12-7 yesterday.
Nick Weglarz needs to be crowned or something. He hit a three run shot in addition to a double that gave him two runs scored and six RBI on the night. He's now at .315 with 5 home runs and 23 RBI. Is he bored with Double-A? I'd say he has to get to Columbus, but there is a bit of a outfield log jam there now.
Two RBI nights for Beau Mills, who doesn't have the greatest of averages in the world, but is producing runs, and Johnnie Drennen. Carlos Rivero went 0-5 with a RBI and Josh Rodriguez doubled twice and knocked in two. Tim Fedroff was a big spark going 4-5 with three runs scored, a double, and his fifth steal of the year.
Paolo Espino picked up win number two with five innings, two runs off three hits and a walk. CC Lee pitched a scoreless inning but returning Bryan Price gave up two runs in two innings and Brian Grening got shelled for three in one inning.
Struggling Eric Berger goes against Reading tonight. I hope the field isn't flooded, we got killed with rain last night.
The K-Tribe let up two runs in the top of the tenth to fall to Potomac 4-2 on Friday.
Alex White pitched a dandy for the most part. He let up a run in the fifth and then again in the seventh before he departed. He wound up going 6.1 with two runs off five hits and one walk with seven more strikeouts. Bryce Stowell did good to finish off the seventh and go two more innings with just one hit and five strikeouts.
Matt Langwell took the loss after giving up the two in the tenth.
The mascot Jordan Henry hasn't skipped a beat despite the injury that sidelined him. He went 2-3 with a run scored a double and two walks, doing his part to try and get Kinston going. Richard Martinez and Ron Rivas knocked in the runs and Jason Kipnis had Kinston's fourth hit.
TJ House goes for Kinston on Saturday.
The rain absolutely crushed Eastlake from what I heard on the news. That means the Captains and Loons got rained out and they'll be playing a double header with two seven inning games today starting at 1:05. The other game will be played at 7:05.