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Farmers Only: Where the Bats keep finding new and creative ways to lose games

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There's a darkness settling over the Bats
There's a darkness settling over the Bats
  • Louisville is seriously snake bit right now.  One night after snapping a 9-game losing streak by scoring 20 runs, the Bats fought back from behind, only to lose the lead and the game in the bottom of the 9th.  Trailing 3-0 after 5 innings, the team clawed back into it with 2 runs in the sixth from singles by Daniel Dorn and Wladimir Balentien, and a 2-run double from Juan Francisco.  The score stayed 3-2 until the top of the ninth, when Juan Francisco and Wilkin Castillo both singled.  The struggling Todd Frazier stepped to the plate and smacked a 2-run triple to give the Bats the lead.  Now move to the bottom of the inning, where "closer" Jon Adkins loaded the bases with one out.  I'm not exactly sure what happened next, but gameday says a single to the pitcher scored the tying run.  Apparently unnerved, Adkins then threw a wild pitch to the next batter, allowing the game winning run to score.  This team needs some serious good mojo...Red Reporter field trip to Louisville?  Up Next: Matt Maloney will lead the team against Rochester at 7:05.
  • Carolina was off.  Up Next:  Matt Klinker takes on old nemesis Chattanooga at 7:15.
  • Lynchburg must have all of Louisville's mojo.  They won walk-off style, 6-5.  Trailing for the entire game entering the ninth, Cody Puckett drew a one out walk, followed by Neftali Soto's 5th home run of the year.  I hope they beat on him good when he got to home plate.  Soto was 2-5 in the game.  After a slow start, his slash line is up to .309/.347/.511.  Josh Fellhauer had a double, and Devin Mesoraco was 1-3 with a walk.  Up Next:  Matt Fairel takes the mound against Kinston at 6:05.
  • Dayton lost to Lake County 8-3.  Not much of note in this one.  Mariekson "DiDi" Gregorius did go 2-4!  Up Next:  Pedro Villareal will go against Lake County at 6:30.