Both the Bats and Reds play at home this weekend, but how many total current and former Bats will be on both fields?
The Louisville Bats, the three-time defending International League West champs, will open defense of their division title on April 7 against the Toledo Mud Hens. That is one of several highlights of their 2011 schedule, which was released Monday.
The host Indianapolis Indians scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally for a 4-2 victory over the Louisville Bats on Sunday afternoon. However despite the loss Louisville maintained its half-game lead over Columbus in the International League West because the Clippers lost to Toledo on Sunday evening.
In his second rehab starter Aaron Harang was rocked for six earned runs and nine hits in six innings as the Syracuse Chiefs beat the Louisville 8-1 Friday night to end the Bats' franchise-best 14-game winning streak at Louisville Slugger Field. Despite the loss, though, Louisville remains just a half-game behind Columbus in the International League West.
One night after hitting a walk-off, grand slam in his Triple-A debut to beat Syracuse, catcher Devin Mesoraco (left) hit a second-inning granny to lead Louisville to a 6-2 victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field. It was the Bats' franchise-record 14th straight win at home.
In their first home game since Aug. 8 the Louisville Bats extended their franchise-record home winning streak to 12 games with an 8-5 victory over Syracuse on Tuesday night. Yonder Alonso, left, led Louisville at the plate with three hits and three RBIs as the Bats stayed within 2 1/2 games of Columbus in the International League West.
The Louisville Bats, in the thick of the International League playoff race, begin a four-game series against Syracuse at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats play 11 of their next 14 games at Slugger Field, where tonight there will be $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products.
Plus, the best place to watch the Bats as they wrap up their series against the Toledo Mud hens. Hint: It's not an actual seat.
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.
Chris Denove was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Louisville Bats a victory over Pawtucket. Meanwhile, Aroldis Chapman will make his fourth start at Louisville Slugger Field on Monday night.
A three-run first inning helped the Louisville Bats end a two-game losing streak Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
There will be bountiful baseball, as well as basketball and horse racing this weekend around the Louisville area.