LOUISVILLE, KY – Dilson Herrera’s go-ahead, 3-RBI double and Homer Bailey’s 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball led the Bats to a 4-2 win over the Columbus Clippers.
Here are some snapshots of how a few of our Triple-A Boys of Summer did Monday night.
Homer Bailey, RHP
In his third rehab start this season, and first for Louisville, here is Bailey’s final line: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K.
In the first inning, the top of the order produced back-to-back singles, one on a bunt and another on a chopper that went over the third baseman Hernan Iribarren’s head that would have been an out had he not been playing up the line preparing for a sacrifice bunt. Bailey struck out the next two batters and got a ground out to end the inning.
He retired the batters in order in the second – including two strikeouts – before damage came in the third when he went through the lineup for the second time. With two outs, Josh Wilson hit an oppo-taco solo shot, Giovanny Urshela tripled, and Richie Shaffer drove in Urshela (not to be confused with Ursula from The Little Mermaid) to make it 2-0 Columbus.
He finished the night with 91 pitches (58 strikes), topped off around 94 on his fastball and was pulled from the game after a single and back-to-back walks loaded the bases in the sixth.
Dilson Herrera, 2B
Bats manager Delino DeShields continues to bat Herrera toward the bottom of the order (he batted 9th Monday night), but his glove never fails, as he made a few slick plays at second base.
At the plate, he went 2-for-3, which included an RBI-single in the fourth that knocked in the Bats’ first run of the night. But his biggest plate appearance was a bases loaded, two out double in the fifth that drove in all three base runners and gave Louisville a 4-2 lead.
His four-RBI-night put him at 35 for the season, which leads the team. He was second on the team until Jesse Winker’s call up on Monday afternoon.
Jimmy Herget, RHP
In his Triple-A debut, he came on in the eighth with the bases loaded, struck out all three batters he faced and then retired the side in order in the ninth to get the save.
Phil Ervin, LF
Ervin singled and stole a base. He finished the night 1-for-4 at the dish.
Sebastian Elizalde, 1B
He went 1-for-5 with a fielder’s choice and single.
Jesse Winker, RF usually, sometimes DH
He was the DH tonight in Tampa Bay for the big boy club.