Tough night everywhere.
Columbus Clippers 9, Nashville Sounds 13
Columbus turned two errors, four hits, and seven walks into nine runs against the Sounds, but the swells finally capsized the Clippers in a 9-13 loss.
What is most bizarre to me is that the Clippers put all of those runs up in the third.
Three-straight RBI walks?
If you’re going to score nine runs in a game I will never ask you how you did it again. Sound good, guys?
While the Clippers committed some errors in the field, I believe that the defenders are off the hook for the six home runs allowed. Kirk McCarty, Robert Broom, and Dalbert Siri. all had a long night. Blake Parker faced one and struck him out. I will leave it there.
Akron RubberDucks — PPD, to be played May 29
“Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
[Ballgames], they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know”
Lake County Captains 1, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
Box Score · Captains fall to 11-11
Eleven and 11. Say it out loud, it’s fun.
Anyway, the Captains scored one run in the seventh but couldn’t collect another in a though 1-2 defeat. Shortstop Jose Tena came through with the lone RBI on a double, while everyone else scattered nine more hits and two walks throughout the game. They left ten runners stranded and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
It would have been difficult for them to have more baserunners and without scoring. Like I said — tough night everywhere. Not anybody’s fault. Probably.
Tanner Burns earned a loss despite pitching five innings and allowing three hits, two runs (one earned), and one walk while striking out four. A fine start and it was more than enough for the win given the number of times the Captains came to the plate.
If only we could control outcomes.
Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Delmarva Shorebirds 4 (F/6)
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 14-8
They delayed it by forty-five minutes, ended it after six, and it still took three hours to play.
The Hillcats earned two hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts; for that, there are no callouts. I turn to General Condemnation, fully deputizing her to do what she feels she must.
Shake. Tremble. Quiver, etc. But more importantly, keep doing exactly what you’re doing — teams that take a bad approach at the plate don’t usually reach 14-8. It was a six-inning game with the wind gusting directly in from center during a storm and most of these guys took geometry two years ago.
I’m not going to read into this one at all. Or any performances from yesterday. What a miserable night to play baseball.