SYRACUSE- The Columbus Clippers got a big win on Friday night, thanks to a dominant performance from Clippers starter Brett Brach and some early offense.
Brach pitched 7.1 nearly flawless innings for Columbus. He allowed only one run, two walks, and six hits on the evening, and had Chiefs hitters guessing all night long.
The Columbus offense certainly gave Mr. Brach a bit of confidence.
Things started when recent acquisition, and old Tribesman, Ezequiel Carrera lead off the game with a single to centerfield. The speedster stole second base during the next at-bat, and second baseman Matt Lawson walked, giving the Clippers two men on with no outs to start the game. With designated hitter Jeremy Hermida at the plate, Carrera stole his second base sliding into third safely and Carson stole second.
Hermida proceeded to groundout, scoring Carrera and moving Carson to third; however, with a man on third and one out, the Clippers were unable to score another run. Third baseman Lonnie Chisen...