Leo: Climbing to the Top
Matt LaPorta smacked two homers in Monday’s 6-4 loss to Pawtucket, bringing his Huntington Park career total to 24. He is now tied with Jared Goedert for the most in ballpark history.
LaPorta was named International League “Batter of the Week” after batting .524 over a six game span
For the season, he’s now batting .380 with a .759 slugging percentage and 1.210 OPS. LaPorta is among the league leaders in virtually every offensive statistical category.
David Huff will make his second Clippers start of the season Tuesday night against the Gwinnett Braves. The lefty began the season on the disabled list and allowed four earned runs over four innings in his debut.
Ohio State basketball stars Jared Sullinger and William Buford will throw out ceremonial first pitches before the game.
Mark Your Calendar: Huntington Park is hosting the Pepsi MAX “Field of Dreams” on Saturday, May 12 featuring play from Johnny Bench, Reggie Jackson, Dennis Eckersley, and other MLB legends in an exhibition game against Columbus resident Tim Wisecup and his friends. Click here for details.
Media Tour: I’ll be chatting with “Wags & Elliott” on Columbus’ QFM 96 on Thursday morning, WMAN in Mansfield on Saturday morning, and 90.9 FM WFCO in Lancaster on Monday (5/8). Tune in for Clippers talk!