Columbus Clippers 7, Gwinnett Braves 4
Box Score · Clippers improve to 16-18
Bradley Zimmer had another yet yesterday, extending his streak to seven games, but it was Ronny Rodriguez who led the Columbus Clippers to their 16th win of the season. His three hits were the most of either team, and he was one of three Clippers batters with two runs batted in.
The Clippers scored seven runs off 11 hits with just one extra-base hit — a double from Nellie Rodriguez. The 22-year-old first baseman has not adjusted well to Triple-A so far. He’s 13-for-108 in 30 games, with last night’s double pushing his total to three. He also has three home runs, but he’s struck out an International League-leading 55 times to just 11 walks.
The go-ahead run came courtesy of catcher Erik Kratz’s eight-inning RBI single.
Erik Kratz puts the Clippers up for good with this 2-RBI single up the middle in the eighth inning of tonight's 7-4 victory over Gwinnett. pic.twitter.com/r1d1qBc7hf— Columbus Clippers (@CLBClippers) May 14, 2017
Shawn Morimando pitched six innings in his no-decision, striking out seven and walking one. Kyle Crockett was awarded the win with his 1.2 innings of work in the latter third of the game, and Shawn Armstrong notched his fourth save of the season, striking out three of the four batters he faced in the ninth.
Lake County Captains 4, Wisconson Timber Rattlers
Box Score · Captains fall to 13-22
The Lake County Captains tacked on three runs in the middle innings, but they could not overcome a second-inning pitching collapse in their 5-4 loss to the Wisconson Timber Rattlers.
Micah Miniard had a rough outing, allowing four runs off eight hits in his 3.2 innings of work. He also issued five walks, the second time this season he’s given that may free bases. The bullpen looked great, though; Alsis Herrera, Michael Letkewicz, and Henry Martinez combined to throw 5.1 hitless innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Li-Jen Chu led the offense with three hits, including a double and team-high two runs batted in.
The Akron RubberDucks and Lynchburg Hillcats games were postponed due to rain.