Louisville involved in a see-saw matinee against the Iron Pigs. Bats trailed 2-0, went ahead 3-2, fell behind 5-3 and have now rallied to take a 9-5 lead. The game has moved along to the top of the 8th.
Chad Reineke was roughed up for the first time in 2013. He went 4.1 innings. He allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out just to Iron Pigs.
Jose Arredondo is pitching masterfully. In 3.0 scoreless innings of work so far he has allowed neither a hit nor a walk, while striking out five. They may be grooming him for the long relief role. In ten appearances, he has worked more than one inning in half of them.
In four plate appearances, Neftali Soto has a single, a walk and been hit by a pitch. He has crossed the plate each time he has reached.
Kris Negron has homered for the second straight contest. This one came with the bases clogged. Mark that one down.
Felix Perez and Donald Phipps have two hits a piece.
Bats are hitting in the bottom of the eighth. Negron just smacked a double. It will be interesting to see if they send Arredondo back out there for a fourth inning of work. Burriss is pinch hitting for Arredondo. So I guess that answers that question.
Jumbo Diaz comes in and nails it down. Bats win 9-5.