Louisville goes down in flames in game one of a twin-bill, losing 19-3.
The good news is that the Bats had three times as many home runs as Columbus.
The bad news is everything else.
Matt Maloney took the mound, hopefully for the last time as a Bat, and gave up 15 hits and ten earned runs in just four innings. In 6.2 innings covering two starts, Maloney has allowed 25 base hits. Ouch! He has yet to walk a batter, so there is that.
Felix Perez, hoping to show Reds' management another facet of his game, came on to pitch the last inning. He retired two batters, allowed six hits and walked five before being pulled mercifully. He was charged with nine earned runs and his ERA stands at a jaw-dropping 121.50. Hernan Iribarren had to come on and get the final out.
Where is Corky? Not on the Bats' roster at this time.
Bourgeois, Diaz and Anderson clouted solo homers for Louisville.
Felix Perez's day was not a total loss. He singled, doubled and threw a runner out at the plate.