• Tribe Tops Clippers 3-2 in Rain Shortened Game

    July 09, 2010 No comments

    The Indianapolis Indians squared off against the International League West division leading Columbus Clippers last night at Huntington Park in Columbus Ohio and came away with a 3-2 victory in a game that was shortened to 6 innings due to rain.

    Designated hitter Jeff Clement hit what proved to be the game-winning solo home run in the top half of the fifth inning.

    With the game deadlocked at 2-2 in the top half of the fifth, Clement came to bat for the Tribe with two outs in the inning and an 0-for-2 evening going at the plate. The Tribe’s designated hitter blasted a 1-2 pitch out to deep right for his sixth home run of the season and a 3-2 Indians’ lead.

Before the Tribe rallied for the 3-2 rain-shortened win, the Clippers jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning on a Jared Goedert two run homer.

    Following Goedert’s mammoth blast, Indianapolis rallied for two runs in the top half of the third inning to tie the contest at 2-2.
    All but one Tribe batter reached base safely via a hit or a walk, with Akinori Iwamura, Brian Myrow and Clement each driving in a run for the Indians, while Goedert was the only Clippers’ hitter to collect an RBI in the game for Columbus.

    Indians’ LHP Brian Burres earned his second win of the season after he allowed two runs on five hits in five innings of work. After allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings of work, Clippers’ RHP Josh Tomlin was strapped with his third loss against the Indianapolis Indians this season. In three games against the Tribe this year, Tomlin has posted a 0-3 record and an 8.76 ERA in 12.1 innings of work.
    The victory improves Indianapolis’ record to 46-43 on the season, while, with the loss, Columbus falls to 53-35. The victory also ups the Indians’ record against the Clippers to 7-8 on the season.

    Indianapolis concludes its short two-game set against the Clippers tonight at 7:05 p.m. RHP Charlie Morton is expected to get the start for the Tribe, while LHP David Huff is the probable starter for the Clippers.

    The Tribe will finish up the weekend playing at the Toledo Mud Hens before taking a break for the AAA All-Star Game.

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