Louisville Bats Notes: 8-13-19

By Alex Mayer / Louisville Bats | August 13, 2019 4:09 PM

Game 120, Home 58

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (56-61) at Louisville Bats (50-69)

RHP Alex Powers (0-0, 2.20) vs. LHP Cole Irvin (5-0, 3.99)

7:00 PM | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Louisville Slugger Field

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HOMEWARD BOUND: The Bats return home after splitting a six-game road trip to face the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Louisville is coming off its final off day of 2019, with 21 games scheduled in 21 days to finish out the season. LOU is embarking on its final homestand against non-divisional opponents, with their next 6 against Lehigh Valley and Rochester before playing their final 15 against the IL West. Right-hander Alex Powers is set to make his second career start.

 

AGAINST LEHIGH VALLEY: Louisville welcomes the IronPigs to Louisville Slugger Field for the first time this season, the latest into a season that Louisville's hosted a team for the first time since hosting Pawtucket from August 15-17, 2017. Louisville and Lehigh Valley met exactly one week ago today for the first time this season in Allentown, the latest into a season that LOU had debuted against a team (home or away) since 2012, facing Charlotte for the first time in August.

DOUBLE DIGITS CLUB: The Bats have 6 players this season with at least 10 home runs, after Rob Refsnyder and Narciso Crook each hit their 10th in Louisville's 5-2 win on Sunday. It's the first time since 2011 that LOU's had 6+ players hit at least 10 homers in a season.

2011

2019 (as of 8/13)

Daniel Dorn

18

Aristides Aquino

28

Jeremy Hermida

17

Brian O'Grady

27

Devin Mesoraco

15

Josh VanMeter

14

Todd Frazier

15

Nick Longhi

11

Juan Francisco

15

Rob Refsnyder

10

Yonder Alonso

12

Narciso Crook

10

 

TRENDING UP: Louisville is coming off a series win at Rochester, the team's fourth series victory in its last 8 tries, also improving to 5-1 in their 6 most recent series finales on the road. In 30 games after the All-Star break, the Bats own a 17-13 record and +23 run differential, both of which rank best in their division.

IL West in the Second Half

Club

W-L

Pct.

R/RA

Run Diff.

LOUISVILLE

17-13

.567

150/127

+23

Indianapolis

14-16

.467

135/160

-25

Toledo

14-16

.467

164/154

+10

Columbus

12-18

.400

144/168

-24

 

THE PITCH IS BACK: Louisville's pitching was tremendous during the recent road trip, allowing less than 3 runs per game, giving up just 17 runs over a 6-game span. Keury Mella tossed 6.0 scoreless innings in his Sunday start, while Vladimir Gutierrez allowed just one run in 6.0 innings in his Friday start, both Louisville victories. After going 11-13 in its first 24 quality starts this season, LOU has gone 6-1 in its last 7 quality starts.

 

50TH WIN: Louisville won its 50th game of 2019 on August 11 at Rochester, coming into play tonight with a 50-69 record. Last season, LOU won its 50th game on August 3 at Columbus when they were 50-58. In 2017, LOU won its 50th game on August 20 vs. Rochester when they were 50-76.

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