McCarty, bullpen shut out Omaha Storm Chasers

Previous game: Clippers 2, Storm Chasers 0, Tuesday at Columbus

Recap: Owen Miller went 3-for-4 and four Columbus pitchers held Omaha to four hits in a 2-0 victory. The Clippers broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning when Nolan Jones singled home Bobby Bradley from second. Bradley had singled and advanced on a single by Miller. Columbus added a run in the eighth when Miller tripled home Daniel Johnson. Clippers starter Kirk McCarty (2-0) pitched six innings, allowing three hits and striking out three. He was followed by one inning each from relievers Robert Broom, Anthony Gose and DJ Johnson, who picked up his second save with a hitless ninth.

Who’s hot?: Miller, the Clippers’ shortstop, is batting .500 (12-for-24) with five RBI. … McCarty has a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings. … Johnson has five strikeouts in three hitless innings this season.  … The Clippers are 5-1 and in first place in Triple-A East Midwest Division. … The Clippers bullpen has not allowed a run after the sixth inning, allowing only 14 batters to reach base.


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