COLUMBUS- In retrospective, the Clippers might have wished that the downpour prior to Friday’s action would have canceled the game all together. After the hour and 15 minute rain delay, Columbus was beat up in an 11-0 routing by the Indianapolis Indians.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate demonstrated why they are the best team in the International League, dominating the Clippers on both sides of the ball.
The Indians offense obliterated Columbus pitching, scoring all their runs on an outstanding 19 hits and starter Gerrit Cole was nothing short of spectacular.
Cole (4-3, 3.25 ERA) baffled Columbus hitters all night, shutting out the Clippers on two hits with five strikeouts and a walk in his seven innings of work.
“He just threw the ball well,” manager Chris Tremie said. “You know, threw in a little bit, threw away, mixed his pitches up. He threw a lot of quality fastballs with good velocity and kept the ball down.”
The loss marked the Clippers’ second four-game skid in la...