This is the fourth part in a series that looks back at the remarkable season of the 2010 Louisville Bats. By Josh Cook Louisville came into May like a lamb...to the slaughter.
By Josh Cook On July 1, 2009 a 21-year-old Cuban pitcher with rocket for left arm walked out of a hotel in Rotterdam, Netherlands and stepped into a waiting car driven by a friend. Aroldis Chapman, arguably the best southpaw pitching prospect in the world, was defecting.
This is the first part in a series that looks back at the remarkable season of the 2010 Louisville Bats. By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats were done, stick a fork in them.
By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats capped off an incredible, and improbable, 2010 regular season Monday. Here is a look back at the Top 10 moments of the 2010 season so far, as the Bats prepare for their best-of-five playoff series that begins at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday night against the Durham...
By Josh Cook Wladimir Balentien was atrocious in April, but in August he's been awesome. The Louisville Bats right fielder continued his torrid month Tuesday night, hitting two home runs and driving in four in the Bats' 5-1 win over the Indianapolis Indians at Louisville Slugger Field.
By Josh Cook Another night, another grand slam for Devin Mesoraco, another victory for the Louisville Bats. One night after hitting a walk-off, grand slam in his Triple-A debut to beat Syracuse, Mesoraco hit a second-inning granny to lead Louisville to a 6-2 victory over the Chiefs on...
By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats' stay in first place lasted just one day. Host Columbus rode three big innings to a 12-4 win over the Bats at Huntington Park on Friday night to retake first place in the International League West one day after Louisville had moved into the division lead.
By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats kept up their winning ways over the weekend, finishing off a four-game sweep of Norfolk with three wins.
By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats needed 12 to win 11. Chris Dickerson's RBI-single in the top of the 12th inning gave the Bats a 4-3 win - their 11th in a row - over host Columbus at Huntington Park on Tuesday night. The victory, Louisville's 14th in its last 15 games and 24th in 29,...
By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats have been on fire recently, and Yonder Alonso has been the fire starter. Alonso, the Bats' first baseman, has been named the International League Batter of the Week for Louisville, which is in the midst of a 10-game win streak.
By Josh Cook Thirteen proved to be lucky for the Louisville Bats on Sunday night. Sam LeCure struck out a baker's dozen, while Zack Cozart's 13th home run of the season was ultimately the difference as Louisville beat Lehigh Valley 5-4 in front of 7,794 fans at Louisville Slugger Field.
By Josh Cook The Louisville Bats ran out of comebacks Saturday night. The Bats, who rallied for wins Thursday and Friday nights against Lehigh Valley, couldn't do it a third time Saturday night. Louisville took an early 1-0 lead, but the Iron Pigs scored five unanswered runs to beat the Bats...
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