Blake Trahan is not known for his power. If you look at a scouting report on Trahan it’s probably got a 20 in the power category. In his minor league career he’s got a slugging percentage of .317. He was drafted in 2015 and has hit a grand total of 12 home runs in his career.
On Sunday he hit his first home run of the season in his 68th game with Louisville of the year. He followed that up on Monday with another home run. It was the first time in his professional career that he had hit more than one home run in a single calendar month. Last night he made more waves, homering for the third straight game in a Bats win.
Alex Blandino has a big night for Louisville
While Blake Trahan made news for homering in his third straight game, it was the Alex Blandino show in Louisville on Tuesday night. The shortstop went 3-3 with a walk. He made an outstanding play in the field (in the video below) where he made a sliding grab in right field after Aristides Aquino lost track of the ball in the lights. Oh yeah, he also hit a walk-off home run to give the Bats the win.
Ricky Karcher undergoes Tommy John surgery
While he is still listed on the active roster for the Billings Mustangs, starting pitcher Ricky Karcher definitely won’t be active on the mound any time soon. The 21-year-old right-handed pitcher last made a start for the Mustangs on July 3rd, when he struck out three batters and allowed a run against Great Falls in 4.1 innings. He hadn’t pitched since, undergoing Tommy John surgery. That obviously takes him out for the rest of 2019, and it almost assuredly takes him out for 2020, too.
Rob Wooten undergoes shoulder surgery
On the injured list for the Louisville Bats since June 3rd, Rob Wooten was trying to rehab his arm for five weeks. But in early July it became clear that it wasn’t working and he decided that surgery was the only option to try and get back on the mound. That surgery took place on Tuesday and as reported by Rob himself, it was successful.
— Rob Wooten (@RobWooten35) July 23, 2019