PAWTUCKET, RI – The Columbus Clippers lack of offense led them to their second loss of the series with the Pawtucket Rex Sox, falling, 5-1.
The Clippers went 7-for-33 on the game leaving 11 runners on-base and also went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position—striking out ten times as a team. The bats ultimately were the difference in the game for both clubs.
On the opposing side of the plate, the Red Sox went 10-for-33 on the night, going only 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox were led by four homeruns.
Monday night featured the Clippers first look at pitcher Toru Murata; who made his debut after being recently assigned from the Akron Aeros. Murata made the start for Trevor Bauer, who was a late scratch from the mound. The game ended with Murata’s first loss of the season in as many starts.
The righty Murata pitched six innings and gave up eight hits—including three of the four homeruns. Murata joined the Clippers Monday after left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto...