Take a look back at the remarkable season of the 2010 Louisville Bats. This is the first part of a series that will recap Louisville's drive for a third straight International League West title.
Todd Frazier’s one-out, two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning propelled the Louisville Bats to a 2-1 win over host Durham in the Governors’ Cup semifinals at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Louisville leads the best-of-five series 2-1 and can clinch a spot in the Governors’ Cup championship series with a victory at 7:05 p.m. Saturday or 5:05 p.m. Sunday.
The Louisville Bats lost 4-1 at Indianapolis on Saturday night, but they clinched an International League playoff berth thanks to Syracuse's 8-2 loss to Rochester. Louisville still has a chance at its third straight division title. The Bats trail Columbus by a half-game with two games remaining in the regular season. Louisville hosts Indianapolis on Sunday and Monday at Louisville Slugger Field.
Shawn Roof, the son of former Louisville Redbird great Gene Roof, continued to blister Louisville Bats' pitching - going 3-for-4 - to lead the Mud Hens to a 6-2 victory at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville's loss, coupled with a victory by Columbus, trimmed the Bats' lead in the International League West to a half-game.
Indianapolis managed only three hits, but two were first-inning home runs in the Indians' five-run first at-bat, on the way to a 6-2 win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on Wednesday night. The Bats, however, maintained their 1 1/2-game lead in the International League West because second-place Columbus lost to Toledo.
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 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.
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.
In his fourth start with the Louisville Bats right-handed pitcher Matt Klinker gave up only one hit over six innings as they beat Indianapolis for the fifth time in six games.
The Louisville Bats had outhit Durham in three straight games, and lost them all, but finally beat the Bulls 10-5 Friday thanks in part to Yonder Alonso's eighth-inning grand slam.