CLIPPERS JUMP OUT TO EARLY LEAD BUT GIVE UP SEVEN IN THIRD, FALL TO NAPA
NAPA, Calif. -- The Clippers fell to the Napa Silverados by the score of 17-6 on Tuesday night, beginning a six-game road trip with their sixth loss in a row. Napa won their sixth straight, overcoming an early deficit and taking advantage of six Martinez errors.
The Clippers took an early 1-0 lead in the 1st, as Nathan Etheridge’s (2-3) sac fly scored Jimmy Lunardelli (1-4) from third. However, a three-error second for Martinez allowed four Napa runs to score on only two hits.
Martinez pulled to within one after an Etheridge 2-out 2-RBI single, giving him 3 RBI on the day, in the top of the 3rd - but Napa would respond by sending 12 men to the plate in the bottom half of the 3rd inning. The Silverados scored seven on just five hits, and the 8-run cushion helped Jackson Berumen to breeze through his fourth and final inning of work. Logan Campbell took the loss for the Clippers, despite pitching well through the first two innings, while Devontae Glenn took the win for Napa.
The Silverados wouldn’t look back after the third, tacking on six more in the ballgame, as the Clippers could only muster another three runs.
With this loss, the Clippers drop to 1-10 on the season and 1-2 on the road, while the Silverados improve to 7-4 overall. The Clippers’ total run differential now stands at -74 on the season, while they’ve been outscored 34-18 in their three road games to date.
The Clippers will face the Silverados once again on Wednesday, June 13 at Napa - first pitch at 6:00 p.m. Coverage begins at 5:45 PT at mixlr.com/martinez-clippers.