If you didn't know, the Columbus Clippers are the Indians triple-A team. Columbus takes game 2, 2-1.
Ramon Ramirez went from Strikeout King in his last start to a Barry Hertzler/Lincoln Holdzkom type. Yeah. When's the last time I mentioned those guys? Remember when Barry Hertzler had a bad outing in Toledo and had a fit and busted up a door in the clubhouse? And Toledo made him pay for it? HA. I love that story so much.
Ramirez pitched 4 1/3 innings of stunning mediocrity. His biggest mistake was giving up a two-run homer in the second inning to third baseman Jared Geoduck. Ramirez received some sweet long relief from Robert Coello, who put his hard hat on and pitched over three innings before lefty Fabio Castro came in to help out in the ninth. Coello had five K's and two walks... and only one hit. Everybody loves Coello.
Columbus starter Josh Tomlin got the win.
this is hard today:
1. Read Tony Lastoria's recap, because evidently I cannot do it properly this morning.
2. Pawtucket got its one run in the first inning. Geodert hit his home run in the second. No runs for the rest of the game. You'd think the game would have been under three hours, but it was OVER.
3. Lars Anderson was 0-4 with two strikeouts. Angel Sanchez doubled and that is the most massive offensive output the Red Sox had last night. Let's get Nava and McDonald back!
4. "Third baseman Jared Goedert came out of nowhere this year to earn a promotion from Akron to Columbus. He's batting .378 with six doubles, two homers, seven RBIs and a 1.261 OPS in nine games with the Clippers." - from 'CastroTurf' (Manny Acta's Favorite Indians Blog)
5. Clippers starter Josh Tomlin threw 103 pitches. I think a Pawtucket starter has broken 95 maybe once and I think it was Bowden's most recent start. This is an example of the futility of following a team whose focus is not to win, but to develop players. I could really get behind a triple-A team that plays to win, like Buffalo! I'd like to see some destruction of young arms at the expense of the big club!
Tonight! Adam Mills, Aaron Laffey. I am never gonna sleep, am I?