May the Force Stay With Us

Huntington Park – Columbus, Ohio


5-20 SWB Game Notes

Darth Vader throws out the first pitch prior to Friday’s series opener between the SWB Yankees and Columbus Clippers

The Yankees and Clippers opened the four game series at Huntington Park on “Star Wars” night and played in front of the fourth largest crowd in the history of the stadium at 12,078.  SWB was dubbed the “Evil Empire” by the home standing Clippers who deemed themselves the “Rebels” in baseball’s version of the ultimate space “good vs. evil” story.  The “rebels” should have known they were in trouble when Darth Vader used his light saber to gain control of the baseball prior to the first pitch from Luke Skywalker.   Vader threw out the first pitch and the Yankees won.  Silly rebels, you don’t let Vader control anything. That’s like Star Wars 101…

David Huff Sunday’s starter for the Clippers has made five career starts against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and has had great success against the Yankees.  His most recent start came in the first game of a DH at Froniter Field in Rochester on May 8th.  Huff tossed a complete game four hit shutout against the Yankees in a 1-0 Clippers win.  Going back to his days with Buffalo, when the Indians Triple-A affiliate was in Western New York Huff has a 3-1 record with a 2.32 ERA.  In 31.0 IP, Huff has allowed 20H, 8R, 8ER, with 6BB and 26K’s.

ON THE MIC – SWB Pitcher Justin Thomas


SWB Yankees (22-19)
#7 Kevin Russo – CF
#30 Matt Antonelli – 2B
#25 Steve Pearce – 1B
#29 Jack Cust* – DH
#2 Ronnier Mustelier – RF
#8 Brandon Laird – 3B
#55 Gustavo Molina – C
#17 Cole Garner – LF
#19 Ramiro Pena# – SS

#32 Dellin Betances (2-3, 5.40) RHP

Columbus Clippers (20-22)
#7 Ezequiel Carrera* – CF
#24 Andy LaRoche – 3B
#6 Matt Laporta – DH
#12 Cord Phelps# – 2B
#17 Chad Huffman – RF
#27 Beau Mills* – 1B
#28 Russ Canzler – LF
#9 Luke Carlin# – C
#11 Gregorio Petit – SS

#15 David Huff (1-1, 3.52) LHP

Umpires – HP Toby Basner, 1B Adam Hamari, 2B Seth Buckminster, 3B Manny Gonzalez

Forecast from Partly cloudy with temperatures steady near 84F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

1 Comment

It’s good we have Justin Thomas aboard- He will do just fine when he gets back into everyday routine of being a baseball player – That’s got to be tough-one day in Fenway Park- The next day hoping a team picks you up!! That’s baseball.

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