Updated: Aug 22, 2021
The Clippers' (44-49) 7 game win streak finally came to an end as they lose to the Omaha Storm Chasers (50-43) 3-0 Saturday night at Werner Park. The Clippers only had 4 hits and they struck out 14 times on the night. A far contrast from the previous game where they had 18 hits, 12 RBI's and 3 home runs. The Storm Chasers weren't much better only getting 5 hits for the game.
Brad Peacock was the starting pitcher for the Clippers, threw 5 innings and faced 19 batters. Peacock gave up 2 earned runs and has his record drop to 0-3 on the season. Kyle Dowdy gave up the final run in the 8th inning. The 4 pitchers for the Clippers only threw 9 strikeouts against the 29 batters they faced. The Storm Chasers on the other hand were able to strike out 14 of the Clippers out 30 batters. Omaha's starting pitcher, Jackson Kowar, threw 9 K's himself.
One of the Clippers that has some success at the plate was Alex Call. Call went 1-2 and drew a walk in the 3rd inning. This season against the Storm Chasers Call is batting .368, has 2 homers and 5 RBI's in the 10 games he has played in against them. This season Call has 15 home runs and 43 RBI's. Ryan Lavarnway, who has been crushing the ball, only went 1 for 4 at the plate. Lavarnway however was able to extend his hitting streak to 11 straight games with a hit.
This loss bumps the Clippers back down into 5th place in the AAA Midwest division while the Storm Chasers remain in 3rd place. The Clippers only gave up 1 home run but this was the first time in the last 20 games that the Clippers have lost a game where they held the opposing team to 4 runs or less. Let's hope the Clippers come out ready to win tonight.
The Clippers will take on The Storm Chasers again tonight at 6:05 p.m EST at Werner Park. To watch the game LIVE visit www.milb.tv or to listen to the game go to www.milb.com/columbus. The next home game for the Clippers is Tuesday, Aug. 31 vs. St. Paul, 6:15 p.m at Huntington Park.