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Clips Report: Michael Peoples Injured in 11-0 Rout

There wasn't much good news to report on Wednesday evening in Columbus as the Clippers not only were beaten handily by the Durham Bulls, but they also lost their starter Michael Peoples after he was hit in the foot by a line drive. The IBI's Jake Nerone recaps the loss.


Peoples Leaves Early With Injury

Peoples allowed six hits through 3.1 innings, as he got in early trouble with a runner on second and third with no outs in the second inning. He was able to escape without giving up any runs, but wasn’t as lucky in the third. He took a line drive off his foot and tried to battle through it, but after giving up three runs he was taken out, as it appeared to be bothering him.

“He threw the ball well through three innings and into the fourth,” explained Tremie. “He kept the ball down and mixed his pitches up, one of his stronger outings since he’s been here. Unfortunately he got hit in the foot and had to be removed from the game, but up until that point probably one of his best outings since he’s been here.”

The biggest mistake of the game came when Peoples had the bases loaded, and was up 0-2 on Kean Wong. He threw Wong a pitch he could hit, which resulted in a ground rule double.

“Peoples was in a situation earlier where the bases were loaded and got a ground ball double play and got the pitch down,” Recalled Tremie. “I think in this situation he was more than likely trying to burry a breaking ball or get something down out of the zone and just left it up a bit, and made a mistake and unfortunately it was hit over our left fielders head.”

Peoples: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Peoples third inning pitch speed: 88, 89, 90, 83, 90, 90, 88, 90, 90, 76, 91, 87, 91, 90, 81, 89, 83, 91, 88

Almonte Continues Rehab

With Abraham Almonte continuing his rehab with the Clippers, Tremie feels he is continuing to progress.

“He’s looked better each day out, I think his plate appearance has been very good, he’s been good on the bases, looked good in center field the other night and will most likely play center field again tomorrow. It looks like he is healthy and in a better spot.”

Almonte: 1-4, 3 K

Sulser Solid Out of the Bullpen

Cole Sulser came in for the injured Peoples in the fourth inning. He was able to go 2.2 innings and only allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 1 earned run after coming in unexpectedly. Tremie was pleased with his ability to come in on short notice and keep the game under control.

“He’s throwing the ball very well. He came in and got stretched out a bit in his outing, threw two and two thirds tonight, really came in in a situation, only gave up one run of inherited runners and got out of that inning and threw two solid innings for us.”

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