Louisville left-hander Ben Jukich, left, threw seven solid innings, giving up three hits while walking one and striking out seven over seven innings in the Bats' 8-3 win at Toledo on Wednesday night. The victory kept Louisville a half-game behind Columbus in the International League West, but gave them a four game lead over Syracuse in the IL wildcard race with five games to play.
The Louisville Bats have released reliever Jon Adkins, who last month became the franchise leader in career save and was leading the team in that category this season.
Highly-touted left-handed pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman topped 100 miles per hour four times in the first inning and gave up just three hits, while striking out seven over five innings.
Sam LeCure scattered eight hits and struck out eight over seven innings as the Bats beat Rochester 5-0 Monday night for their second shutout of the season.
Recent Louisville Bats newcomer Luis Terrero went 5-for-5 with five RBIs to lead them to their fifth straight win Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
Recent newcomer Luis Terrero hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Bats their fourth straight win Monday night.