TOLEDO- The Clippers used every tool in their toolbox to pull off a 5-1 win against the Toledo Mud Hens Saturday.
Right-handed starter Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed another excellent game, going seven-strong innings in the triumph. Every hitter in the Columbus lineup collected a hit and designated hitter Jeremy Hermida paced the team with two RBI.
Overall, the Clippers went 4-for-12 with runners in scoring position and scratched out 12 hits on the evening.
The all-around performance on both sides of the ball resulted in Mud Hen left-hander Blaine Hardy’s first loss of the season (4-1) despite the five-inning excursion by the southpaw.
Their second-consecutive win bumps Columbus’ record up to 55-61 ¾ two games behind the Louisville Bats (57-59) for second place in the International League West.
Over his seven innings, Matsuzaka allowed just one run on three hits and amassed seven strikeouts to up his record to 4-6 on the year with a 3.80 ERA. The outing marks the sixth game in a row that ...