The Columbus Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak by blanking the Toledo Mud Hens 1-0 Saturday.
Behind the spectacular performance by right-hander Carlos Carrasco, the Clippers were able to squeeze out the victory despite the recent struggles by the offense.
Manger Chris Tremie said that the weather has had an affect on his hitters’ performances.
"You know, it’s early,” Tremie said. “Not to make excuses for them but both teams are playing in the same conditions. It’s cold right now. It’s early in the season, and I know some of these guys are going to perform a whole lot better than they are right now. The ones right now that are having a pretty good start to the season are going to continue that. I have a lot of confidence in these guys. Right now we’re doing a pretty good job on defense and pitching so it’s key.”
Columbus continued their first inning woes by stranding a pair of runners on first and second base. With one out, catcher Lou Marson popped a fly ball to shallow righ