COLUMBUS- There is a popular saying in baseball, “You live and die on the long ball.” In the Columbus Clippers case Sunday, they definitely died by it.
Lead by seven homeruns, the Indianapolis Indians routed the Clippers in a 13-3 affair on Sunday.
“They have a good lineup,” manager Chris Tremie said of the Indians. “They have some guys that can hit and we just haven’t been pitching to our capabilities, leaving some balls up and not executing pitches. We got hurt by it and it is what it is. When you face hitters, a good hitting team and leave balls up in the zone, the results aren’t typically good.”
The loss makes it the sixth-consecutive defeat for the Clippers. They have lost 10 of their last 11 games, partially because of their lackluster pitching. In that span the pitching staff has posted a 7.56 ERA (84 earned runs in 100 innings) and they have allowed at least 10 runs in six of their last seven contests.
“Right now we’re in one of the situations where over the last eight