Louisville is on the road at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Billy Hamilton is out of the lineup, mostly likely due to the AAA ASG was out in Reno last night.
Chad Reineke with a so-so effort. 6IP 9H 4R 4ER 0BB 3K.
The hitters are off to a sluggish start. Three hits in six innings. A double by Hessman and singles by Phipps and Rodriguez. Bats trail after six 4-zip.
Middle of the eighth and it is now 8-0. And Louisville still has just three hits.
Kanekoa Texeira has pitched one scoreless inning. His contract was just purchased on July 4th from the Bridgeport Bluefish. This is his fourth appearance and he is unscored upon in five innings of work. Kevin Whelan has been torched for at least four runs so far in the bottom of the eighth.
Mike Hessman and Denis Phipps both add singles in the ninth but the Bats are blanked 8-0. Hessman and Phipps were both 2-4 in the contest.