COLUMBUS, OH- The last time Bats' starter Chad Rogers faced the Columbus Clippers, he allowed six runs. This time, a seemingly different Chad Rogers toed the rubber and shut down the Clippers in a 2-1 win for the Louisville Bats.
In the aforementioned matchup with Columbus earlier this month, Rogers was shelled by the Clippers. Allowing six runs on six hits in 5.1 innings, Rogers suffered his third loss of the season.
With Rogers again on the hill, the Clippers were looking for a repeat performance of that August 8 meeting.
That was not at all the case.
From the first pitch, Rogers was absolutely brilliant.
He started his evening by flying through the Clippers order in three perfect innings. He then walked Ezequiel Carrera to start the fourth but immediately picked him off and completed his fourth-straight one-two-three inning.
In the fifth, David Cooper broke up his no-hit bid with a leadoff single, but Rogers quickly thwarted the rally with no harm done.
After a perfect sixth and ...