INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The chance of a series sweep fell short for the Columbus Clippers Saturday as they came up with their first loss of the season, losing 5-3 to the Indianapolis Indians.
The much anticipated start of Daisuke Matsuzaka lived up to hype for the first four innings, but it shortly fell off after.
Matsuzaka started off the game sending the Indians first three-up to the dugout. Matsuzaka would end up giving up his first hit of the game after 16 pitches to Indians right-fielder Jerry Sands and walk two others in the third inning.
The fourth inning ended in another three-up and three-down for Matsuzaka.
Aside from the early success from the bump, much of Thursday night was déjà vu from the Clippers early on, the bats started off slow once again.
Clippers right fielder Matt Carson drove a line drive to center for the first hit of the game for a double. Carson would end up reaching third with a wild pitch by Indianapolis Indians Pitcher Kevin McPherson. The Minor League RBI-l...