The Louisville Bats had their frustrations continue Thursday night with a 2-0 loss to the Columbus Clippers.
The Louisville Bats appeared to have the game in the bag Sunday night, but couldn't finish the job.
Take a look back at the remarkable season of the 2010 Louisville Bats. This is the fourth part of a series that will recap Louisville's drive for a third straight International League West title.
The Louisville Bats took a 1-0 lead in the first round of their Governors’ Cup playoff series against Durham on Wednesday night with an 8-4 win over the Bulls at Louisville Slugger Field. They got a strong start from Chad Reineke and 10 timely hits to take the first game in the best-of-five International League playoff series. The second game of the series is at 6:05 p.m. Thursday night at Slugger Field.
The Louisville Bats built an early 4-1 lead at Indianapolis, but the Indians rallied for a 7-5 win at Victory Field on Thursday night. The loss dropped Louisville 1 1/2 games behind Columbus, which beat Toledo on Thursday, in the International League West with four games to play. The Bats, however, do lead Syracuse by three games in the IL wildcard race.
Toledo pitcher Charlie Furbush recovered from a shaky start to shut down the Louisville Bats' bats over the final eight innings as the Mud Hens beat Louisville 8-3 Saturday night at Louisville Slugger Field. However the Bats maintained their 1 1/2-game lead in the International League West because second-place Columbus also lost.
Veteran catcher Corky Miller, left, ignited the Louisville Bats' comeback from a 3-0 deficit in the final two innings of their 6-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field on Monday night. Miller hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning, then a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth to help Louisville keep its half-game lead over Columbus in the International League West.
Twenty-two-year-old catcher Devin Mesoraco, left, hit a walk-off, grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning in his Triple-A debut to give the Louisville Bats a come-from-behind 5-3 win over Syracuse on Wednesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. It was their 13th straight win at Slugger Field, and it also moved them within 1 1/2 games of Columbus in the International League West.
The Louisville Bats, who were in fourth place in the International League West at the Triple-A All-Star break, moved into first in the division Thursday night. Louisville's 10-4 win over host Toledo, coupled with Columbus' 4-3 13-inning loss to Syracuse, gave the Bats a half-game lead over the Clippers in the West. Chris Valaika, left, and Wladimir Balentien each went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Louisville's 17-hit attack.
The Louisville Bats completed a four-game sweep of the Norfolk Tides over the weekend, beating them 8-7 Friday, 5-2 Saturday and 8-7 Sunday to move within 2 1/2 games of International League West-leading Columbus.
The Louisville Bats roughed up former closer Jon Adkins, now a relief pitcher for Charlotte, for four unearned runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 5-2 win over the Knights on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
The Louisville Bats, who rallied for wins Thursday and Friday nights against Lehigh Valley, couldn't do it a third time Saturday night as the Iron Pigs beat them 5-1 at Louisville Slugger Field.
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