CLIPPERS CRUSH NAPA WITH EIGHT-RUN FOURTH, SHELL SILVERADOS TO THEIR THIRD-WORST HOME LOSS EVER
NAPA, Calif. -- The Clippers rallied behind starter Chris Powell for eight runs in the fourth inning at Napa, picking up their eighth win of the season by their largest margin of victory ever.
The Clippers’ blowout of Napa gives them a 4-6 record over the last ten games, and fully doubles their win total of four from just a couple of weeks ago - and once again, it was quality pitching that got it done for Martinez, despite the large final spread.
RHP Chris Powell went eight full innings for the Clippers, giving up only two earned runs on two hits, and at one point retiring seven in a row en route to 10 strikeouts. Eric Thomas, a new acquisition for Napa, was completely outmatched by Powell, ending the day with an ERA of 10.80 after allowing four earned runs in just over three innings; the Clippers, who reached double-digit hit numbers for the fourth consecutive time at Napa Valley College, took advantage of three Silverado pitchers in the fourth inning alone to go a combined 10-36 on the day with nine RBI.
The Clippers face the Sonoma Stompers at home this weekend, heading into the halfway point of the Pacific Association season.
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