CLIPPERS LOSE 4TH STRAIGHT AS LEDWARD HOOKED AFTER 2 MARTINEZ, Calif. -- The Clippers couldn’t get it done on a humid Sunday afternoon in Martinez, falling to the Admirals by a score of 14-5 for their 4th consecutive loss and second consecutive sweep.
The Clippers (0-4), who continued to struggle against the reigning champion Vallejo Admirals
(4-0), fell behind early and couldn’t get out of the 7-run hole they found themselves in after two innings of play. Evander Ledward (0-1, 27.00 ERA), in his first start as a Clipper, gave up 6 earned runs through 2-plus innings, walking six and dealing a couple of wild pitches.
On the offensive side of things, the Clippers battled against Michael Pope (1-0, 5.40 ERA), and were able to put up 3 runs against the Admirals’ starter - Coz Cannella (2-4, RBI) had a solo shot, and Alan Mocahbee (2-4) walked away with 3 RBI.
Although the five runs the Clippers scored in total may have been enough in a game characterized by more consistent pitching, the Clippers couldn’t withstand the offensive onslaught of the Admirals, who put up four doubles and homered thrice in Sunday’s game. The Clippers hit the road for their first away games of the season at San Rafael, who begin the year at a 3-1 clip, having taken the double home-and-home with Napa after falling on Opening Day. Catch the games at Albert Park, or on mtzclippers.com - first pitch at 7:05, and coverage starts at 6:50 p.m.