On their way to a 4-2 week at Buffalo, the Clippers offense really stepped on the pedal and they needed almost every run to win three of those contests. George Valera and Brayan Rocchio started flexing their muscle at Triple-A finally, Nolan Jones had a big week, Will Brennan started heating back up and David Fry had a few big games to power the offense. It was another tough week for the pitching staff with Xzavion Curry, Hunter Gaddis and Logan Allen turning in short starts at Buffalo despite the series win. Even with all the up and down movement this year, the Clippers are still 2.5 games out of first place for a playoff spot.

Results

8/23/22: W,11-10 at Buffalo
8/24/22: L. 6-2 at Buffalo
8/25/22: W, 9-6 at Buffalo
8/26/22: L, 6-0 at Buffalo
8/27/22: W, 8-2 at Buffalo
8/28/22: W, 14-3 at Buffalo

Prospect of the Week

C/INF David Fry: 10-20, 3 2B, HR, 6 RBI – .500/.565/.800

This was a huge week for Fry who has an .842 OPS in August although he’s had an up and down season, he’s been an offensive threat for awhile. He had seven of his 10 hits in the final three games of the series, including three hits, a homer and two RBI in the big finale win.

Who’s Hot

1B Trenton Brooks: 8-19, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI  – .421/.476/.842

Brooks was just shy of the cycle in the Sunday finale against Buffalo and was a perfect 4-4.

OF George Valera: 5-21, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 8BB/6BB – .238/.448/.619

Both of Valera’s homers game in the same game but he had all but one extra base hits all week as he’s starting to pick things up offensively at Triple-A between taking walks and cracking extra base hits.

OF Will Brennan: 8-24, 2B, 3B, HR, 10 RBI – .333/.385/.583

Brennan was cold in the middle of August, going 4-45 between August 9-20, hitting .111. And after this series he’s finishing the month of August on a good note.

RHP Cody Morris: 3IP, 6K/BB – Morris now looks like a reliever, pitching one inning on August 25 and two innings on August 28, striking out six of 10 hitters he faced with a walk and no hits. It’s possible he makes one more appearance as a reliever at Columbus before being called up on September 2.

Who’s Not

LHP Logan Allen: 0.2IP, 4H, 5ER, 2BB, 0K – Allen has had some rough starts in Columbus but this might have been his toughest, not missing many bats and taking some bleeder hits, never finding his command. It has been a rough go of it for him in Triple-A so far.

RHP Xzavion Curry: 7IP, 9H, 11R (9ER), 3 HR, 7BB, 3K – Two tough starts this week for Curry, who had a lot more control problems than we’re used to seeing.

Transactions

08/23/22 Cleveland Guardians recalled SS Richie Palacios from Columbus Clippers

On Deck

8/30-9/4 HOME vs Iowa Cubs

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