Take a look back at the remarkable season of the 2010 Louisville Bats. This is the sixth part of a series that will recap Louisville's drive for a third straight International League West title.
Louisville lost its second straight game Saturday night, falling 1-0 to host Columbus at Huntington Park. The defeat dropped the Bats (68-53) 1 1/2 games behind the Clippers (70-52) in the IL West heading into Sunday's finale of the three-game series.
Louisville hit four home runs - giving the Bats an International League-best 110 this season - on its way to a win at Charlotte. The Bats hit 13 home runs in their four-game series against the Knights. IL All-Star Chris Valaika, left, led Louisville's 13-hit attack, going 3-for-5.
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.
The Louisville Bats' bullpen lost a two-run lead, then lost the game on Wyatt Toregas' two-run homer in the 10th inning as Columbus clipped them 7-5 Sunday night.
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.
Chris Burke and Chris Denove helped the Bats rally from a 4-1 deficit to beat the host Red Sox, while closer Jon Adkins tied the team save record.