Bulls Bats Stymied In 2018 Road Opener

Columbus Pitchers Retire Final 24, Down Durham 2-0

By Durham Bulls | April 12, 2018 9:43 PM

Columbus, OH --- Adam Plutko and Jeff Beliveau combined on a one-hit shutout leading the Columbus Clippers to a 2-0 victory over the Durham Bulls in the first road game of the season for the reigning Triple-A champions.

Plutko (W, 1-1) permitted an infield single in the second inning by Joe McCarthy, but then retired the final 18 batters he faced. Former Bulls reliever Jeff Beliveau (S, 1) set down the last six of the game to give Columbus (3-4) the series opener.

Forrest Snow (L, 0-1) pitched well in a spot start for the Bulls (3-4). Snow worked four innings, allowing a run in the first and another in the second, but settled in to retire the final seven he faced. Cody Hall relieved for the next eight outs, fanning three. Adam Kolarek stranded two inherited runners in the seventh, then pitched a scoreless eighth.

Durham's only other baserunner was in the first inning. Jake Bauers reached on a wind-aided dropped pop fly by first baseman Mike Napoli. After a steal of second, Bauers was picked off by catcher Francisco Mejia to end the inning.

Jose Mujica starts the second game of the series on Friday night at 6:35 PM ET against Columbus right-hander Stephen Fife.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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