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Clippers Only 1 Game Behind First-Place Toledo

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

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Improvement has been the key for the Columbus Clippers this season.   

The Clippers are in the midst of a 10 game road stand.  They split their first 2 games with Indianpolis losing 3-8 and winning 6-5,  finish out their next 3 of their 4 games this weekend against International League North first-place Pawtucket (won 4-3 last night), and finish their last 4 games next week against the other team tied for the first-place International League North, the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees. 

They have the best record of any AAA team in the last 10 games going 8-2. As long as Columbus doesn’t fall apart, or go into too many slumps, they should be able to make the playoffs this season.  Hopefully they can keep doing well and take first place in the International League West.

Clippers Improving This Season

Friday, May 16th, 2008

After having a rough start to begin the season (3-9 at one point), the Columbus Clippers have improved and now have a current record of 23-19. 

In the last 10 games Columbus is 6-4. The Clippers are 11-9 at home and 12-10 on the road.   They are only 4 games behind 27-15 first place Toledo in the International League West Standings. 

Standings >

Team Wins Losses PCT GB Home Away Last 10 Streak
International League North
Scranton/WB  28  13  .683  –  17-6  11-7  6-4  L2 
Pawtucket  25  17  .595  3.5  16-6  9-11  8-2  W2 
Syracuse  24  17  .585  4.0  11-10  13-7  5-5  L1 
Buffalo  18  23  .439  10.0  9-10  9-13  5-5  L2 
Rochester  17  25  .405  11.5  11-10  6-15  3-7  L1 
Lehigh Valley  11  31  .262  17.5  8-11  3-20  7-3  W3 
International League South
Richmond  22  18  .550  –  13-7  9-11  4-6  L1 
Durham  18  22  .450  4.0  9-11  9-11  5-5  L1 
Charlotte  17  23  .425  5.0  10-11  7-12  3-7  W1 
Norfolk  13  27  .325  9.0  8-11  5-16  0-10  L10 
International League West
Toledo  27  15  .643  –  16-7  11-8  6-4  W1 
Louisville  25  16  .610  1.5  12-7  13-9  8-2  W5 
Columbus  23  19  .548  4.0  11-9  12-10  6-4  W1 
Indianapolis  20  22  .476  7.0  10-11  10-11  4-6  W1 

Tonight, the Clippers finish their road stand against Rochester before returning home to take on the first-place Toledo Mud Hens for two games and then playing the next two games at Toledo. 

If the Columbus Clippers can win tonight against Rochester and sweep Toledo in 4 games, then the Columbus Clippers can take first-place in the International League West Standings.

Clippers Off to a Rough Start

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

The Columbus Clippers are off to a rough start with a 3-9 record and they are currently in last place in the International League West Division. The Clippers currently have the second worst record in Triple AAA baseball, with only Lehigh Valley playing as poorly with a 1-11 start.

An interesting fact about the Clippers is that they didn’t make the AAA playoffs during the mid 1990’s when they were affiliated with the New York Yankees.  However, 18 Clipper players from that ERA played with, the World Champion Yankees of 1996, including Derek Jeter, Jorge Posanda, Mariano Rivera, and Bernie Williams.                                    

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The Columbus Clippers are currently affiliated with the Washington Nationals, and their management voted recently to sign a two year player development contract with the Nationals.

The Clippers go on a 4 game road stand starting tonight against the Durham Bulls before returning home to play the Indianapolis Indians.