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Mike Ford's Fleet Feet Spark Bats Streak

April 26, 2024

On a blistery cold night in Des Moines, Iowa with the wind chill bringing the temperature down into the low 40s, the Louisville Bats were looking for a catalyst. Leading into a doubleheader at Principal Park on Friday, April 19, veteran first baseman Mike Ford had played in 1,040 professional

Bats Win Slugfest Over Sounds 14-9

Louisville produces highest run total of season in series-opening win
April 23, 2024

The Louisville Bats offense erupted for a season-high 14 runs, continually expanding their lead when they needed to most to a 14-9 win over the Nashville Sounds in the opener of a six-game series on Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The teams traded runs throughout the early portion of

Bats Sweep Twin Bill In Iowa 

Louisville evens series with pair of road wins
April 19, 2024

The Louisville Bats rallied from behind to earn a 9-6 win in the opener before leading from start to finish in the nightcap for a 4-1 victory and a doubleheader sweep over the Iowa Cubs on Friday night at Principal Park, evening the six-game series at two games apiece. The

Ninth Inning Rally Stuns Bats In 8-7 Loss

Ford hits two home runs in series opener at Iowa
April 16, 2024

The Louisville Bats offense was strong out of the gate to build a lead, but the bullpen let a three-run lead slip away in the bottom of the ninth inning to suffer an 8-7 loss to the Iowa Cubs in the series opener on Tuesday night at Principal Park. The

Home Run Sink Bats In 13-4 Loss

Ford, Capel homer series-opening loss to Columbus
April 9, 2024

A barrage of early home runs from the Columbus Clippers created a deficit that was too much for the Louisville Bats to overcome in a 13-4 loss in the opener of a six-game series at Louisville Slugger Field on Tuesday night. After a scoreless first inning, the game quickly unraveled

 Bats Drop Finale In Gwinnett 8-2

Louisville suffers series loss in first road trip
April 7, 2024

The Louisville Bats ended their first road trip of the 2024 season with an 8-2 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field. With the win, Gwinnett takes the series victory with four wins in six games. Making his second rehab start for the Bats, Nick Lodolo

Bats Win Pitcher's Duel Over Stripers 2-1

Phillips allows one run over six innings to earn the win
April 2, 2024

The Louisville Bats turned a deficit into a lead with a pair of fourth-inning home runs, which proved to be enough to back a dominant pitching performance from Connor Phillips and two relievers in a 2-1 win over the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday night at Coolray Field. Making his season

Rays' Franco headlines Players of the Week

Top overall prospect went 10-for-18 in first foray with Stone Crabs
July 1, 2019

When the Rays' Wander Franco was promoted from the Midwest League to the Florida State League, he became the first player born in 2001 to appear in any of the three Class A Advanced circuits this season. He sure isn't playing like it. Baseball's top overall prospect has been named

Three's a charm for RailRiders' Ford

Yankees slugger records homer hat trick, drives in four runs
April 7, 2019

The thrill of a three-homer game never wanes for player and fan alike, but for Mike Ford, it was a stroll down memory lane.The Yankees farmhand smacked a trio of roundtrippers and drove in four runs on Sunday as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre rolled past Buffalo, 10-2, at Sahlen Field. It was

International League playoff preview

Irvin leads IronPigs vs. RailRiders; Mud Hens battle with Bulls
September 5, 2018

After a wild regular-season finish, the International League playoffs have a familiar feel.The final two spots in the battle for the Governors' Cup were not decided until the next-to-last day of the season, when wins by Toledo and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre helped the Mud Hens claim the West Division title and gave

Toolshed: Ford ready to seize chance with M's

Rule 5 pick will get long look in spring following injury to Healy
February 16, 2018

Mike Ford had never been drafted before. He was named the Ivy League's 2013 Player and Pitcher of the Year -- the first person in the conference to win both -- after hitting .320/.443/.503 with six homers and producing a 0.98 ERA over 64 innings as a junior at Princeton. He

Florial shines as Yankees flourish on the farm

Outfielder enjoys breakout year in one of game's deepest systems
November 27, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.After years of fielding rosters filled with more free-agent superstars

International League Finals preview

RailRiders back to defend Governors' Cup against Bulls
September 12, 2017

A year later, the RailRiders are back in a familiar position.The Yankees' top affiliate claimed the International League's North Division again this summer before advancing Sunday to the Governors' Cup Finals, where they'll meet the Durham Bulls. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is not only the defending IL champs -- it's also the reigning

RailRiders punch return ticket to IL Finals

Yankees' Cortes spins seven zeros, Ford goes yard in semifinals
September 10, 2017

On Friday, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Al Pedrique could see first baseman Mike Ford was trying too hard to be "the guy," so he had a simple message."When we get home, I want you to have some fun and enjoy yourself again. You're going to be OK," the skipper said.Those words

Ford blasts four dingers for Charleston

Yankees prospect plates five, sets records in first multi-homer game
May 25, 2014

Mike Ford hit a grand slam his sophomore season at Princeton. He's plated runs in the NCAA Regionals and won Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year honors. But nothing matched the emotion he felt Sunday.