May 21, 2011
Former Padres 2nd round pick Chad Huffman had bounced around to this point in his career and would bounce around more after. 2011 wasn’t even that great of a year for Huffman in the final numbers.
But he did manage to have two pretty good games for the Columbus Clippers early in the 2011 season. He had the 10 RBI game back on April 21.
Fast forward to May 21, Huffman didn’t reach 10 RBI – he only got half way there, which is good for any hitter. Just not when you compare it to a 10 RBI game, I guess.
Still, Huffman had an RBI double in the first, a two run homer in the fourth inning, an RBI triple in the sixth inning, and when he was a single away from the cycle on top of already having a four RBI game, he added a sac fly for the fifth RBI in the eighth.
Despite those two performances, Huffman still only had 58 RBI on the year. Meaning in two games he had 15 RBI, and in the other 122 games he played, he had 43 RBI.
Jason Kipnis enjoyed a three hit, two RBI game in this one with a triple, and Corey Kluber picked up the win despite allowing five runs in 5.2 innings with eight strikeouts.
Two future Indians were in the Durham Bulls lineup against Columbus on this day – Brandon Guyer and Russ Canzler. You could also count Desmond Jennings, who was a Tribe draft pick but didn’t sign before the Rays selected him.