Louisville is visiting Indianapolis.
Sean Marshall pitched the first inning for the Bats. He was perfect, striking out a pair. Could very well be heading to Cincy.
Nothing happening through three innings. Indianapolis has one hit. That is one more than Louisville has mustered.
Neftali Soto is playing third. Billy Hamilton has struck out twice in two trips to the plate. His OPS was .594 heading into the contest, so that is spiralling down to Janishian levels.
They are flying in Indianapolis. Through 4 and a half innings there is no score. Kyle Waldrop, Indianapolis starter, is perfect through five. Bats' pitchers have only given up one hit.
Pitcher Greg Reynolds says enough is enough and breaks up the perfecto with a two-out single. Billy Hamilton triples him home and the Bats have a 1-0 lead in the sixth.
Louisville gets its offense in gear in the seventh. Felix Perez draws a walk and steals second. Hessman dumps a soft single to center as Perez takes third. Neftali Soto lines a single to score Perez. Denis Phipps follows suit to bring home Hessman. A Konrad Schmidt sac fly brings home the third run in the inning. Bats lead 4-zip. Felix Perez doubled in the eighth and now has a double and a walk on the night.
Reynolds, working in the eighth, is the early leader for MiPOTD. He has pitched six scoreless frames, while breaking up the perfecto and drawing a walk at the plate. Reynold got the first out in the eighth and then wobbled a bit, giving three straight singles and a run. He was relieved by Jose Arredondo who walked the first two batters he has faced to force in a second run. Bases still jammed with one out. Jose gets the next batter he faces to ground into a double play. Bats lead by two heading into the ninth.
Bats fail to score in the top of the ninth. They are sending Arredondo back out to try to nail things down. And Jose promptly hits the first batter he faces in the ninth. See ya, Jose. Clay Hensley trots in from the bullpen. And Clay Hensley spits the bit. A walk and a single load the bases. Hensley induces a double play with a run scoring to make it 4-3. Two outs. The next batter goes yard and the Bats lose 5-4.