Highly-touted pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman threw two innings of relief for the Louisville Bats on Wednesday and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the bullpen could be the right place for him.
Edinson Volquez threw five solid innings, while Aroldis Chapman pitched two innings, as the Bats beat Toledo in early Wednesday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field.
Chad Reineke pitched eight solid innings, while Todd Frazier and Yonder Alonso hit solo home runs and Zack Cozart produced the game-winning hit as Louisville beat the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday night.
Edinson Volquez, the right-handed pitcher who is on a rehabilitation assignment from the Cincinnati Reds, will take the mound for the Bats against Toledo at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning at Louisville Slugger Field. Tickets are still available.
Toledo's Billy Buckner (nope, not Bill Buckner's son) and one reliever combined for a five-hit shutout of Louisville on Monday night in the first game of a four-game series.
A trio of Durham pitchers, led by starter Jeremy Hellickson, held the Bats' bats in check Sunday night on a 93-degree night at Louisville Slugger Field.
Wladimir Balentien's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth capped off Louisville's comeback from a 4-2 deficit to beat Durham on Saturday night.
The Durham Bulls scored six runs over the final three innings to beat Aroldis Chapman and the Louisville Bats on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
Four Louisville Bats pitchers combined for a five-hit shutout of International League South-leading Durham on Thursday night as closer Jon Adkins became the franchise's all-time save leader.
The Louisville Bats have a 6-8 record in the first half of June and have matched their opponents run-for-run (60-60). Here is a closer look at the players' performances so far this month.
Louisville was limited to only four hits as it was shutout for the seventh time this season despite a strong outing from Travis Wood.
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