Clippers nip Bats 4-3
Jerad Head continues to swing a hot bat, driving home a game-winning run with a walk-off single in a 4-3 Clippers victory over Louisville.
Head went 3 for 5 on the game and recorded his eighth RBI on the year after his ninth inning hit scored Chad Huffman.
The Bats tied the game at three in the top of the ninth after Chris Valaika’s sacrifice fly drove home Michael Griffin. Josh Judy blew the save, but was still credited with his second victory of the season.
A pair of clutch plays in the eighth saved the game for the Clippers. In the top of the eighth, shortstop Cord Phelps snared a Devin Mesoraco line drive with a runner on third and two outs.
In the bottom half, Luke Carlin doubled into the left centerfield gap to bring home Luis Valbuena and put the Clippers up by a run.
Carlin tied the game the inning before with his second home run of the year, a solo shot to right center.
Clippers starter Alex White went seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven batters.
Louisville starter Dontrelle Willis threw 102 pitches in five innings, allowing one run and striking out four. Bats reliever Jerry Gil is charged with a loss, his first of the season.
The Clippers continue the series at home against Louisville, Thursday at 6:35 p.m.