International League North Division-leading Syracuse built a 5-0 lead then held off Louisville's late rally for a 5-3 victory Friday night.
Travis Wood tossed seven-shutout innings, allowing only three hits while striking out eight, and a seven-run sixth inning carried the Bats to a win at Syracuse.
Left-hander Matt Maloney bounced back from his worst outing of the season, yielding only five hits and two unearned runs while striking out six in 7 1/3 innings against the Chiefs.
The Louisville Bats had an atrocious April, but they bounced back in May. Here is a two-month recap of the Bats' season so far.
While their former teammate, Stephen Strasburg was making a sensational big league debut, the Syracuse Chiefs blew a 5-0 lead before beating the Bats on Pete Orr's two-run homer in the eighth inning.
Senior catcher Jeff Arnold, and five of his University of Louisville teammates and classmates, saw their college careers end with Monday night's 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt in the NCAA Louisville Regional final, but they leave behind a legacy.
Highly-touted prospect Aroldis Chapman was pounded by Pawtucket on Monday night in his fourth start of the season at Louisville Slugger Field. The left-hander gave up seven runs on six hits and walked six while striking out only one.
Chris Denove was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Louisville Bats a victory over Pawtucket. Meanwhile, Aroldis Chapman will make his fourth start at Louisville Slugger Field on Monday night.
Ryan Kalish's two-run home run in the top of the 13th inning caps Pawtucket's comeback from a 6-1 deficit.
A three-run first inning helped the Louisville Bats end a two-game losing streak Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
There will be bountiful baseball, as well as basketball and horse racing this weekend around the Louisville area.
Louisville lost a pair of games at Columbus, 4-3 Tuesday and 10-7 Wednesday, before today's much-needed day off.