Category: AAA Baseball

Clayton Blackburn Dominates in Leading RiverCats Shutout

The Sacramento River Cats took the field tonight at home after a 8-game road trip. They faced the Albuquerque Isotopes, the AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The two teams have faced off for 4-games in New Mexico already splitting the series at 2 games a piece. With both teams a few games back in…

One-Run Victories Give Columbus Clippers Series Split

The Columbus Clippers snapped an early season four-game losing skid with a 2-1 win over the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night and outlasted the Indians 8-7 in 11 innings in the Sunday finale. The Clippers lost the first two games of the series with the Indians 1-5 and 2-3, but salvaged the series split with…

Nick Buss Homers Twice to Aid 4-3 Victory Over River Cats

After a rocky start to the season on the road, the Sacramento River Cats came home to Raley field for their regular season home opener. Despite their record (2-6), the River Cats remained optimistic with hopes of igniting a winning streak as they entered the series with the Salt Lake Bees. The stadium was brimming…

Double-Header Sweep Gives Bats Series Victory Over Clippers

Thanks to a double-header sweep on Wednesday, the Louisville Bats were able to take two of three from the Columbus Clippers on the road. The combination of good pitching and timely hitting aided the Bats’ cause. On the strength of a four-run fifth inning the Clippers took game one of their series with the Louisville…

Clippers, Indians Split DH in Rematch of IL Championship

The last time the Columbus Clippers faced the Indianapolis Indians at Huntington Park, the International League Championship was on the line. Over 11,000 fans attended, thanks to General Manager Ken Schnacke’s decision to grant free admission for the final three home playoff dates. Columbus won those games and went on to win the decisive fifth…

Series Victory Puts Columbus Clippers 2.5 Games out of 1st

The Columbus Clippers took two-of three games from Scranton in Huntington Park. The Clippers played from behind in all three games, yet managed to come back to take two of them. Offensively the Clippers were led by twenty-three-year-old Erik Gonzalez who was 5 for 12 with six RBI in the series. Gonzalez, a shortstop, has…

Promising Start Leads to Series Split for Columbus Clippers

Following the All-Star break the Columbus Clippers headed to Buffalo Bison for a four-game series. The first two games saw the Clippers win by scores of 8-1 and 3-2 and extend their winning streak to eight games, more significantly they pulled to within two games of division leader, Indianapolis. The weekend was a different story,…

Columbus Clippers Sweep Indians to Move 2 Out

The Columbus Clippers completed their second consecutive series sweep and pulled within two games of the International League Western Division lead. The three wins were particularly significant as they were against division leader Indianapolis Indians.  Indianapolis took an early lead in all three contests forcing the Clippers to play catch up, which they did fiercely,…

Columbus Clippers Split Double-Header with Louisville

The Columbus Clippers split a two-game series with the Louisville Bats at Slugger Field, the games were played  as a Friday double-header due to a first game weather suspension. Columbus took game one 7-1 with the Bats taking the second game, which was reduced to seven innings, 3-2. The Clippers had five extra base hits,…

Columbus Clippers Fall 6.5 Back With Series Loss to Indians

The Indianapolis Indians and Columbus Clippers matched-up for a very important three-game series in Indianapolis this past week, as the Clippers hoped to make-up some ground on the division leaders. After taking the series opener the Indians used solid pitching to take the final two games of the set and pick up a game on…

Charlotte Knights Erik Johnson Slays Rochester Red Wings 3-1

In a battle of aces, the Charlotte Knights Erik Johnson and the Rochester Red Wings Pat Dean battled pitch-for-pitch for seven innings against each other. It was a classic pitchers’ duel where one pitch could make all the difference in the game, and that proved to be the difference as Charlotte won this contest 3-1.…

Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Las Vegas 51s Attack, Bees Fall 20-8

It may not be football season yet, but the Las Vegas 51s had no problem playing like they reached the end zone, again, and again, and again. Las Vegas jumped out to a 10-0 lead before finishing off the Salt Lake Bees 20-8. It was an amazing 24-hit onslaught that saw all nine starters have…

Ervin Santana Rebounds in Rochester Red Wings 6-5 Win

With just about a week until right-hander Ervin Santana is eligible to return to Major League baseball, the righty delivered his second straight solid outing for the Rochester Red Wings, this time beating the Pawtucket Red Sox 6-5. The Red Wings were in control late, but had to find off a feverish rally by the…

Norfolk Tides Complete Sweep With 5-4 Win Over Columbus Clippers

Home field wasn’t very kind to the Columbus Clippers as they returned to Huntington Park to face the Norfolk Tides in a three-game series. Norfolk took advantage of Columbus’ miscues during the entire series to sweep the Clippers. Columbus allowed six unearned runs on four errors in the sweep. Columbus outhit Norfolk but they were…

Tyler Duffey Tosses Gem in 3-2 Rochester Red Wings Win

After dropping his first four starts since being moved to AAA-Rochester, right-hander Tyler Duffey responded with another outstanding outing, winning his second straight decision in the Rochester Red Wings 3-2 victory. The win moved the Twins AAA team two games ahead of the Pawtucket Red Sox in the North Division of the International League and…