Louisville Bats grounds keeper Tom Nielson won the IL Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award. Congrats to Tom and his staff.

The Bats have officially clinched a playoff spot. The Dragons are 1 game back in the Wild Card, but they need to win it outright as they don’t have the tiebreaker.

RedlegNation Spotlight player Matt Klinker is heading back to the DL with shoulder tendonitis. From what I have heard its not serious, but I would play the safe side of things and just tell him great season and that I would see him in February in Sarasota.

Travis Wood got a little mention in this weeks Hot Sheet over at Baseball America.

Is there anyone in the minors more consistent than Triple-A Louisville LHP Travis Wood (Reds)? The minors’ ERA leader (1.61) allowed two earned runs in seven innings in his lone start this week, but that came on only one hit and one walk—he walked a batter and the next homered off of him. Wood has worked at least five innings in all but one of his 25 starts this season—he worked less than four innings in his season debut on April 10.

If you haven’t checked out the video of Donnie Joseph pitching, go check out the You Scout post for him.

Corey Brinn has a great story about how the Dragons broke out of a team wide slump by using the same bat for every hitter of the game. Go give it a read, its a good story.

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