Photo credit: Emily Poynter/Columbus Clippers
Mike Clevinger pitched in his first rehab assignment before returning to the Indians roster, but his game went a bit awry. Mr Sunshine pitched two full innings and into the third but gave up four runs on 58 pitches. Though these numbers aren't great, it should be noted that this was just part of the rehab assignment and a lot of pitchers have bad rehab games. It is likely that Clevinger was testing out his different pitches to get a feel on how precise they were as compared to normal. That being said, there is little cause for concern in regards to Mike Clevinger's recovery. He hit as high as 98 on the radar gun.
The Columbus Clippers ultimately fell to the Norfolk Tides by a score of 11-6. This is Columbus's first loss to the Tides this season.
Bobby Bradley watch: Bradley had a below average game for his standards going only 1 for 5.
Others: Argenis Angulo, a relief pitcher, stayed perfect in Triple A throwing 1.2 scoreless innings tonight. Angulo, who is 25 years old, has pitched in five games this year at the Triple A level and has yet to allow an earned run. Brooks Pounders, another relief pitcher, continued his excellent performance this year throwing 2 innings without giving up any runs. Pounders, a Bob Wickman-esque pitcher, has pitched 33 innings this season and has only given up nine runs in that time span, posting a 2.45 ERA.