Games Played on 08/26/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings SP Luke Moran: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 7 K. AAA Louisville 2 – Columbus 1 Neftali Soto and Felix Perez hit back to back solo HRs in the […]

Games Played on 08/19/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 2B Avain Rachal: He went 3 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, a BB, and a SB. AAA Rochester 7 – Louisville 0 Five different players singled to account for all of the Bat’s offense in the shut out. Chad Rogers got the […]

Games Played on 8/3/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 22 year old Juan Silverio, went 5-5 with two doubles and his 14th homer of the season, while driving in 5 of the Blaze’s runs. Silverio, on the season is hitting .291/.308/.466. He came to the organization from the White Sox, where he’d played the […]

Games Played on 7/28/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B, Juan Silverio, went 5-5 for the Blaze. On the season, Silverio is hitting .278/.297/.443 with 12 homers. He’s 22 and in his 3rd year in High A, playing the last two for the White Sox in Winston-Salem. AAA Scranton/WB 9 – Louisville 2 […]

Games Played on 7/18/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Seth Mejias-Brean was 3-for-5 with an RBI double, an RBI single, and a walk-off grand slam.

AAA
Scranton/WB 8 – Louisville 0

The Louisville Bats are still on a break. Well, everyone except Mike Hessman (2-for-4, 2B) and Denis Phipps (2-for-4, SB). They collected 4 of the Bats 5 hits.

To be fair, they were facing Yankees prospect Michael Pineda, who is working his way back from should surgery. For Louisville, Chad Reineke (8-7, 3.53 ERA) allowed 4 runs and 9 hits over 6 innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 3. Kanekoa Texeira allowed one hit in a scoreless relief inning.

AA
Huntsville 1 – Pensacola 0

The Blue Wahoos outhit the Huntsville Stars 8-4, but couldn’t push a run across the plate. Travis Mattair had three of the teams hits, including a pair of doubles. Ryan LaMarre singled twice and walked once.

Daniel Renken allowed just 1 run on 3 hits, walking 4 and striking out 4 over 6 innings. Lee Hyde pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two. Josh Ravin pitched a scoreless 9th inning.

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Games Played on 7/13/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 20 year old Billings CFer, Jonathan Reynoso, went 4-5 and hit his first homer of the season. Reynoso’s slash line on the season is .256/.275/.321. Last year in the Arizona League it was .311/.328/.411. Reynoso is a free agent signing from the Dominican Republic. AAA […]

Games Played on 7/10/2013

Minor League Players of the Day:
— For Dayton, Seth Mejias-Brean was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI.
— For Pensacola, Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-3 with a sac fly, a run scoring double, and a 9th-inning homerum.

AAA
Louisville 12 – Toledo 0

Making his first start since June 25th, Armando Galarraga threw six shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. Kanekoa Texeira pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out two. Pedro Villarreal pitched a perfect 9th inning.

According to the Bats Media Relations department, Billy Hamilton’s leadoff walk in the first inning was the Bats first walk in the past 4 games (38 innings.) The team would go on to walk 8 times in the game. In addition to all the free passes, the Louisville offense cranked out 12 runs on 12 hits. Felix Perez (2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR) and Nevin Ashley (2-for-4, BB, HR) each hit 3-run homeruns. Denis Phipps had three hits, including a double, scored three times and knocked in two runs.

Defensively, Louisville hasn’t committed an error in their last 8 games, a stretch of 70 innings.

AA
Pensacola 5 – Montgomery 3

Ryan LaMarre’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning plated Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, giving the Blue Wahoos an early 1-0 lead. Down 3-1 in the 4th inning, Barnhart hit a 1-out bomb to right field, cutting the deficit to 1 run. Later that same inning, Travis Mattair came around to score on a LaMarre double to tie the game.

Fast forward to the 9th inning, game still knotted at three runs each. With Travis Mattair aboard again, Ryan LaMarre hit a game deciding home run. Pensacola reliever Trevor Bell struck out two in the bottom of the 9th for the save. Since joining Pensacola on June 9th, Bell hasn’t allowed a run in 13.1 innings. His line includes 6 hits, 4 walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Shaun Ellis started and allowed 3 runs over 3 innings. Chris Manno hit a batter but didn’t allow a hit or a walk over three shutout relief innings. Lee Hyde was credited with the win after retiring all 4 batters that he faced.

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Games Played on 8/22/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Willie Harris hit two homeruns for the Louisville Bats.

Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week: Andrew Cisco was named Pioneer League pitcher of the week for shutout performances against Idaho Falls and Ogden last week. His line was (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 10 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 7 K)

AAA
Indianapolis 7 – Louisville 5

Willie Harris was 2-for-5 with 2 solo homeruns. Felix Perez was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Henry Rodriguez (1-for-5 with a double) made a rare start at shortstop, his 4th appearance of the year at that position.

The Bats committed four errors on the night, but it led to only 1 unearned run. Each of the 4 Louisville pitchers allowed at least 1 run. Kanekoa Texeira got the start, but was pulled after allowing 5 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 innings.

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Games Played on 08/17/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield OF Steve Selsky: He went 4 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

AAA

Charlotte 2 – Louisville 0

Neftali Soto went 3 for 4 with a 2B.

Kanekoa Texeira, 2.67 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Will Ohman took the loss allowing 1 R over 0.2 IP of relief. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Mobile 4 – Pensacola 1 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings)

David Vidal went 2 for 3. Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Mark Fleury walked twice. Andrew Means doubled. Billy Hamilton stole his 142 base.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.21 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

Pensacola 10 – Mobile 2 (DH Game 2, 7 Innings)

David Vidal went 3 for 4 with 2 HR. Beau Mills went 3 for 4 with a HR. Donald Lutz went 3 for 4. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with 2B. Bryson Smith doubled.

Mark Serrano, 3.66 ERA, got the win as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 7 K.

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Games Played on 08/12/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 4 with a 3B, a BB, and 3 SB. AAA Gwinnett 5 – Louisville 2 Didi Gregorius went 2 for 3 with a BB. Felix Perez went 2 for 4. Corky Miller doubled. Todd Redmond, 3.54 ERA, […]

Games Played on 08/03/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Michael Salter: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Charlotte 3 – Louisville 1

Chris Valaika went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Denis Phipps, Felix Perez, and Neftali Soto each doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 3 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira, Travis Webb, and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Huntsville 5

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a BB and 3 SB (122). David Vidal went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 4 with a BB. Bryson Smith went 2 for 2.

Chad Rogers, 1.80 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 7 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno retired the final two batters to record his 1st save.

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Games Played on 07/31/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds Catcher, Jose Ortiz went 4-4 with 2 doubles. He’s only played 4 games for the Baby Reds, but his slash line is impressive thus far. .462/.533/.846

AAA

Toledo 7 – Louisville 3

Chris Valaika was 2-4 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 2-4 with a double, Bill Rhinehart was 2-4, as was Denis Phipps.

On a bullpen day, Kanekoa Texeira got the start and threw 2 innings, giving up one run on a hit. Travis Webb was ineffective in his 2 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits. Carlos Fisher threw two hitless innings, but did allow 2 walks.

AA

Pensacola at Tennessee was suspended in the 4th inning with Tennessee leading 2-1.

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