The Louisville Bats had averaged 9.2 runs in winning six straight games, but Thursday night their pitching staff propelled them to their 11th shutout of the season. Louisville's Matt Maloney, left, gave up just two hits while striking out five over seven innings to win his third straight start.
The Louisville Bats won their season-high sixth straight game Wednesday night, beating Charlotte 7-5, to improve to 55-50 on the season. They now lead the race for the International League wildcard playoff spot.
A first-inning grand slam by Wladimir Balentien, left, got the Louisville Bats' offense going early, and it was just the beginning, as Louisville lambasted Charlotte 19-6 Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats also seven runs in the fifth inning and six in the seventh on their way to their fifth straight win.
Mother Nature brought a premature end to a very successful road trip for the Louisville Bats on Monday. They won six of seven games away from Louisville Slugger Field and return there Tuesday night to begin a six-game homestand.
For the fifth time in their last seven games, all of which have been on the road, the Louisville Bats hit at least three home runs in a game. They hit four more on Sunday to beat host Gwinnett 8-3.
The Louisville Bats scored all of their runs via the sacrifice fly as they won for the sixth time in their last seven games - and for the 16th time in 21 games - to climb two games above .500 for the first time since they were 3-1.
Louisville hit four home runs - giving the Bats an International League-best 110 this season - on its way to a win at Charlotte. The Bats hit 13 home runs in their four-game series against the Knights. IL All-Star Chris Valaika, left, led Louisville's 13-hit attack, going 3-for-5.
The Charlotte Knights limited the Louisville Bats, who had 26 hits in their previous two games, to only four hits Wednesday night in a 2-1 win at Knights Stadium as the Bats fell back below .500 for the season.
The Louisville Bats hit a season-high five home runs, after hitting four Monday night, to beat host Charlotte 8-4 in a Tuesday matinee game. Michael Griffin, left, hit two homers as the Bats won for the 13th time in their last 17 games to get back to .500 for the first time since early in the season.
Matt Maloney pitched six solid innings before the Louisville Bats bombed the host Knights for a three-homer, eight-run ninth inning to seal their 12th win in their last 16 games.
For the second night in a row the Louisville Bats rallied from an early deficit to beat Lehigh Valley. Friday night the Bats fell behind 3-0, but rallied for a 7-3 victory as highly-touted pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman picked up his first win out of the bullpen for Louisville.
Juan Francisco's two-run home run - his second of the game - in the bottom of the ninth capped the Louisville Bats' comeback from a 7-0 deficit and gave them an 8-7 win over Lehigh Valley on Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field.