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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 thwart the Knights

Louisville Bats vs. Charlotte Knights (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Finally our first Bats game of the season.  It was a little cool, and we had some rain, but nothing that would spoil out fun.  Back with our Sunday seats, also, which we’ve had for a few years now.  It was also Mother’s Day, so there was the ‘pink’ theme to the games.

We had some free baseball from the get go, as the teams finished three innings of Saturday nights game that was suspended due to rain.  The Knights beat the Bats 7-6 in this one, but Louisville would get revenge in game two, as that one would go extra innings.

Christian Colon lead the way for the Bats, going 3-4 with an RBI.  Phillip Ervin added a pair of RBI’s of his own, as well as a run scored.  Anthony Bass ended up with the win for Louisville, pitching the final 1.2 innings, including the 10th.  In the bottom of the 10th, Stuart Turner earned a base on balls, scoring Ervin for the win.  FINAL:  Bats 5, Knights 4.

Good to be back at Slugger Field, we’d be back the follow week for more baseball and rain…

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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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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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Memorial Day Baseball

Louisville Bats vs. Durham Bulls (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  A glorious day is Memorial Day, as we celebrate the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country.  It is because of them that Brian and I are able to enjoy a day at the ballgame together!  It was another nice day, and the Chicago Boys were on hand to entertain us, also.

Leading the charge for the Bats was D.J. Peterson, who went 3-4 with an RBI.  Both Mason Williams and Dilson Herrera went 2-4 with an RBI, also.  Gabrial Guerrerro pitched in with a base hit and two runs scored.  On the bump, Jose Lopez earned the win by throwing six solid innings, only giving up four hits and striking out three.  Final:  Bats 5, Bulls 0.

After the game, we enjoyed more fun from the Chicago Boys as well as some Memorial Day fireworks!

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Jurassic (Ball)Park

Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens (International League)

Louisville Slugger Field-Louisville, KY:  Back in Kentucky, this is a game Brian suggested we attend when the schedule first came out.  With both of us being a huge fan of the Jurassic Park/World franchise, I could hardly ague with him.  The Bats were playing the Mud Hens, and with us being Tiger fans, we sat down the first base side.  In fact, we were directly in front of the Mud Hens bullpen, and were able to watch starting pitcher Artie Lewicki warm up.  When Lewicki’s arm was ready to go, Toledo pitching coach Jeff Pico gave Brian the ball.

This game was definitely a pitchers’ duel.  For the Bats, Robert Stephenson threw six innings, only giving up one run and striking out six.  As for Lewicki, he pitched 6.1 innings, giving up just the two runs while racking up eight K’s.

Throughout the night, the Bats were having fun with the Jurassic Night concept, having a dinosaur roam the ballpark, as well as graphics up on the big screen.

Back to the game, Louisville received all of their offense from Mason Williams and Brandon Dixon, both of whom went 2-4 on the night with an RBI.

This was a fun night at the ballpark, with all of the dinosaur things going on and some great baseball.  Brian and I ended the night by sitting way up in the right field cheap seats.

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