CLIPPERS SET FRANCHISE MARKS WITH 19-3 VICTORY OVER SAN RAFAEL

  Nathan Etheridge rounds first base, en route to extra bases - he would have a grand slam before all was said and done on a long Friday night for the Pacifics.  Mark Fierner | Martinez News-Gazette

Nathan Etheridge rounds first base, en route to extra bases - he would have a grand slam before all was said and done on a long Friday night for the Pacifics. Mark Fierner | Martinez News-Gazette

CLIPPERS SET FRANCHISE MARKS WITH 19-3 VICTORY OVER SAN RAFAEL

MARTINEZ, Calif. -- The Clippers, looking for a little revenge on the Pacifics after dropping 11 of 15 to San Rafael, finished out their season series against San Rafael with a bang; a 19-3 victory saw the Clippers score in every inning but two, setting records for both runs scored and margin of victory.

The Clippers knocked out ace Fernando Baez (L, 8-3) after just 2 1/3 innings, jumping out to a 12-0 lead through just three frames. Martinez took advantage of 12 walks, including six from Baez, to score six in the third inning alone - and they wouldn’t let up, getting a grand slam from Nathan Etheridge (11) to lengthen the lead to 19-3.

Drue Bravo (W, 4-5) went five-plus innings for Martinez, allowing just one earned run despite allowing traffic in every inning. With the win, he becomes the second Clippers pitcher to four wins on the season, with possibly one more start upcoming as the Clippers head down the stretch of the final six games this year.

The last week of Pacific Association competition begins on Saturday, as the Pittsburg Diamonds come to town - Martinez will play five of their last six against Pittsburg, culminating in a double home-and-home to finish out the season. On Saturday, first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Pacific time, with Jason Harper going against Joe Mello.

Tickets for all Clippers home games are available at mtzclippers.com.

 

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