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Bats games with Bri

Louisville Bats vs. Columbus Clippers/Toledo MudHens (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  I’m combining a couple of games we went to before our trip up to Michigan. After battling rain for the first few months of the season, we have been battling extreme heat since then.  I miss when the Bats played their Sunday games at 6:00 instead of at 2:00.  Makes the heat a little more bearable.

The game against Columbus featured a nice comeback from the Bats.  Down 6-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Louisville’s offense kicked in, scoring five runs to tie things up.  The Bats scored one more in the seventh, then held on for the win.  Leading the way was Narciso Cook, going 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s.  Cassidy Brown added a two RBI’s himself, while Nick Longhi got two hits and two runs scored.  Eric Stout picked up the win pitching one scoreless inning, while R.J. Alaniz earned the save.  FINAL:  Bats 7, Clippers 6.

Louisville’s game against Toledo took place the day we left for our trip north.  It’s always good to see the Tigers’ affiliates play, also.  This one was close early, but Toledo would score two runs in back-to-back innings to take the lead.  The teams made the last two innings interesting also, but the Mud Hens would get 16 hits off Louisville pitching, en route to the win.  Christian Colon lead the way for the Bats, going 2-4 with two RBI’s.  Blake Trahan also went 2-4, and contributed one RBI.   Vladimir Gutierrez took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings of work.  The Bat’s relief pitchers didn’t fare much better.  FINAL:  Bats 4, Mud Hens 9.

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Father’s Day 2019

Louisville Bats vs. Buffalo Bisons (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Not too many places I’d rather be than at a baseball game with my son on Fathers Day!

As far as the game, it was another rough one for the home team.  Keury Mella got roughed up taking the loss, giving up seven runs (only three earned) in 2.2 innings.  Two other pitchers gave up two earned runs each, also.  Christian Colon went 1-2 with an RBI, and Aristides Aquino went 1-3 with an RBI, which was all the offense the Bats could muster.

A great Father’s Day with Trevor.  He was back in Michigan most of last summer, so this was the first game he’s had a chance to go to with me since the 2017.

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Marvel-ous

Louisville Bats vs. Buffalo Bisons (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  One of the games Brian really wanted to see this season, was the first Marvel Super Hero Night.  They were giving away Captain Marvel bobble-heads, but due to heavy traffic, we weren’t able to get one, which upset Brian a bit.

The game definitely wasn’t a pitcher’s duel.  Brad Markey took the loss on the mound, throwing 4.1 innings and giving up six earned runs. The Bats made a game of it, scoring five runs in the seventh, but came up short.  Aristides Aquino had a day, going 2-5 with four RBI’s and two runs scored.  FINAL:  Bats 8, Bisons 11.

We were able to see Spider-Man and Ant-Man, but the lines were too long and Brian didn’t want to wait to get a photo with them.

A fun ballgame to watch for sure, and looking forward to Father’s Day right after this one.  Before the game Goldy Locks put on a little concert that we thought was pretty amazing!

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Almost Memorial Day

Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Back at the Bats the day before Memorial Day.  A great time of year for baseball, but we keep battling rain almost every game so far this season.  A little rain delay pushed this game back a bit, but we were ready to go at the first pitch. The Bats were playing the Mud Hens, so we were sporting our Tigers gear for this one.

On to the game, and as it’s been a rough season for the Bats, this wasn’t a rough game.  Louisville exploded for six runs in the fourth inning to salt this one away.  Christian Colon went 5-5 with three RBI’s to be the hero of this one. Nick Longhi also added two RBI’s, going 3-4 to pitch in.  On the bump, Keury Mella earned the win, pitching 5.1 innings and giving up five runs.  Alex Powers got the save.  Final: Bats 7, Mud Hens 5.

Fun day, but we didn’t stick around for the fireworks as Brian wasn’t feeling well. More baseball to come for us at Slugger Field this summer, though.

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Bats Open House 2019

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  It’s that time of year again, when the Bats welcome their season ticket holders to the ballpark for a day of fun.

Similar to the other years, we were able to check out the clubhouse, locker room, press box, and a suite. We still love the food in those suites, and vow to get one after I win the Power Ball!

As usual, we had a good time and this event gets us ready for the upcoming season. Below is a video with some of the photos, too, from the event. We plan on starting the season with a new ballpark and the Tennessee Smokies, so check back soon.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Louisville Mashers vs. Indianapolis Indians (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Wow, here it is between Christmas and New Years, and I’m just getting our last game posted.  This game was on September 2, Labor Day Eve, and as with Christmas my dad was visiting from Michigan. Also, like the game we attended in July, the Bats weren’t the Bats, this time playing as the Mashers.  Because this game happened like three months ago, I’m not going to pretend to remember everything about it, but I don know I had fun with Brian and my dad, and that it was a beautiful day.

On to the game, the home team really racked up some runs for us for our last game of the season.  Gabriel Guerrero lead the way, going 4-4 with four runs scored and two RBI. Hernan Iribarren was 2-5 with two runs scored, also.  Brian O’Grady and Steve Selsky knocked in three runs a piece for the Bats, I mean Mashers… On the mound, Justin Nocolino earned the win for Louisville.  He pitched six innings, striking out seven, and only allowing two runs.  Final:  Mashers 10, Indians 4.

Better late then never on this one. At this point though, starting to miss the Bats games and really look forward to the spring.  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and I look forward to what 2019 will bring for us.

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Autograph Day

Louisville Bats vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Still very far behind, but this game was toward the end of the season when the Bats held an autograph session before the game.  Always a highlight of the season for us, so I bought Brian a baseball and we hit the field. The photos sort of speak for themselves!

On to the game,  not a great one for the home team.  Louisville left a big goose egg on the board, but a couple of players had a good game.  Both Gabriel Guerrero and Nick Longhi went 1-3 for the day.On the mound, Jose Lopez took the loss.  He pitched five innings, giving up four runs while striking out four.  Final:   Bats 0, Iron Pigs 4.

A fun day, and always good when the kids can meet the players and get some autographs. We made it to one more before the season ended, so stay tuned.

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Throwback Weekend

Louisville Colonels vs. Rochester Red Wings (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  What to do when your kids are up in Michigan visiting their mom?  Call your best friend down from Ohio to catch a ballgame, that’s what!  The Bats, celebrating a throwback weekend, were playing as the Louisville Colonels (who were a founding member of the National League).  They also held a ceremony before the game to retire the numbers of Louisville’s own Pee Wee Reese (1) and his Brooklyn teammate, the great Jackie Robinson (42).

We had front row seats, with a good view of the game, even with the sun baking us a bit.  Good game for the home team, but Hernan Iribarren and D.J. Peterson leading the way offensively.  Both went 2-4 with an RBI.

On the mound, Cody Reed earned the win for the Colonels.  He pitched 7.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits, while striking out nine.  FINAL:  Colonels 5, Red Wings 2.

It was a good game with a good friend. I’ve spent many years playing and watching baseball with this guy!  Brian would be back to join me for the August games, so more to come.

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Bats games with Bri

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Ok, well I’m so far behind, that I’ll be combining some of the game Louisville Bats games that Brian and I attended throughout June and July. They were all fun, so I’ll just throw out some scores and photos until I’m caught up!

On June 24, the Bats faced the Norfolk Tides, winning 5-1.  D.J. Peterson lead the way offensively, going 2-3 with three RBI’s.  Cody Reed earned the win, throwing seven inning and striking out six.

Louisville hosted the Toledo Mud Hens on July 8, winning 6-1.  Phillip Ervin went 2/4 with two RBI’s to pace the Bats.  On the mound, Keury Mella earned the win in five innings of work, giving up four hits and striking out four.

On July 15, it was Pirate and Princess day at the ballpark.  The Bats fell to the Columbus Clippers 8-2, but still a fun day for Bri and I.  Gabriel Guerrero went 2-4 while driving in Louisville’s only runs.  Jose Lopez took the loss on the bump, pitching five inning and giving up three runs on five hits.

These were some fun games for us to be at, and really helped us have a fun summer.  We still have/had more baseball adventures to get to, especially watching the Bats (or Colenels… or Mashers…?).

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Chevy Bats Clinic 2018

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Brian was able to participate in the Bats baseball clinic sponsored by the local Chevy dealers, again this year.  At least his Little League season hadn’t ended yet, so he was able to take some of the things he learned an apply them to his game situations. Once again, stations were set up all over the ballpark for the kids to better learn the game.

The hitting cages are under the stadium, so I wasn’t able to see Brian rake during this portion of the clinic, but was amble to see everything else, though.  He had a great hit during the wiffle ball game, and did well catching some fly balls.

Some of the Bats coaches and players were helping out, including head coach Dick Schofield, hitting coach Leon Durham, shortstop Blake Trahan, as well as some others.

This was a fun experience for him, and I hope he can participate in it again next year.

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