Mitchell- Heating up in August
The Clippers are on their final long road trip of the season. An 8-game tour through Rochester, NY and Pawtucket, RI. Columbus outfielder Chad Huffman seems to have exorcised his early season demons. Huffman hit .192 from May 1st through July 31st. From August 1st through the 12th he has 19 hits and is batting at a .594 clip. Other hot August performers include Cord Phelps (.362 3 HR 10 RBI) Luis Valbuena (.381) and Jared Goedert (1.059 OPS).
Zach McAllister got the win last night and it marked just his 2nd win since May 20th. Over that time, Zach has started 11 games, pitched at least 5 innings and allowed 3 or fewer runs in every start. The lone exception is when he went 3 innings before rain washed out his effort against Rochester in June.
After this trip, the Clippers play Buffalo for four games at home and then it’s all divisional play for the rest of the regular season.
The Clippers have a 12 game lead in the division over Indianapolis and their magic number entering play Saturday is 12. If the Clippers win the division, they will play the winner of the IL South in the round of the play-offs with the 1st 2 games at Huntington Park on Wednesday 9/7 and Thursday 9/8.