COLUMBUS- The Force was not with the Clippers Saturday during Star Wars night at Huntington Park on Saturday night.
In front of 11,446 fans, the largest crowd of the year, Columbus dropped a 2-1 decision to the Syracuse Chiefs in the second extra-inning game of the series.
Each team’s pitching staff was tremendous throughout the game. Syracuse allowed their lone run on five hits and although the Clippers lost, their staff surrendered just three hits.
Starter Danny Salazar, along with relief pitchers Jerry Gil, Matt Langwell and Preston Guilmet, combined for the three-hitter. If it weren’t for consecutive walks in the tenth inning by Guilmet, the outcome may have been different.
But after two pitching fiascos in the previous games in the series, the pitching performance was welcoming for manager Chris Tremie.
“Danny started with his four innings and was very impressive,” Tremie said. “That’s a positive for us, Columbus and also for Cleveland. Our bullpen did a great job., they pitch...