Updated: Aug 9, 2021
The Columbus Clippers pitchers continue to give up homeruns Saturday night in a high scoring, heavy hitting 13-10 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Storm Chasers and Clippers both combined for a total of 28 hits for the game. Scott Moss made his first starting appearance for the Clippers since June 11th. He lasted only 1⅔ innings and gave up four earned runs.
The Clippers did get on the scoreboard early with an RBI from Gabriel Arias, batting in Richie Palacios in the 1st inning. Gavin Collins hit a deep 2 run homer in the 2nd inning, but Bobby Witt Jr. answered back with a grand slam. Kyle Isbel stole home to to put Omaha up 5-3 at the end of 2nd. The Clippers have now given up 126 home runs this season.
Yu Chang (brought from the Indians) and Daniel Johnson both hit RBI’s in the 5th. Then Chang crushed a homer in the 7th inning pulling the Clippers within 3 runs. Nolan Jones went 2 for 3 on the night with an RBI double in the 9th. That is Jones’s 22nd double of the season making him the league leader in doubles
After the Clippers scored 3 runs in the 9th, Omaha pitcher Tyler Zuber was brought in. The tying run for the Clippers, Richie Palacios, was at bat but hit a pop-up out to shortstop to end the game.
Clippers Infielder Andres Gimenez was called up by the Indians. Pitcher J.C. Mejia, who is 1-7 and has an 8.75 ERA for the Indians this season, was optioned to Columbus.
The Omaha Storm Chasers, who are now 47-34, and remain in first place in the AAA East standings. The Columbus Clippers, who are now (36-45), are now in 5th place in the AAA East standing.
The Clippers and Chasers will wrap up their series in Columbus on Sunday at 4p.m. at Huntington Park. To purchase tickets to the game Call 1.614.462.5250 or go to www.clippersbaseball.com.