COLUMBUS- The Clippers shut out the Louisville Bats Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field, 3-0. A strong start by Josh Tomlin and teh Columbus bullpen kept the Bats off the board while the Clippers offense gradually added to their lead.
Tomlin pitched five innings in his first start with the Clippers since being optioned from the Cleveland Indians. Tomlin allowed one hit during his outing and fanned four batters to pick up his first win.
The Clippers jumped on the board early in the fourth inning for the first time. Right fielder Jeremy Hermida came up to bat with one out in the fourth and drilled a line drive to right field for a double. Hermida was ushered into home plate during the next at bat when first baseman David Cooper hit a ground ball bouncing out to center field.
Columbus continued to keep their lead through the next three innings and added to it in the eighth. With one out, Ezequiel Carrera singled on an infield grounder, proceeding to steal second with Tim Fedroff ...