Things did not go well for Louisville on Wednesday night as they lost by two touchdowns and two two-point conversions.
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The Louisville Bats lost 17-1. Box Score
- Daniel Duarte (rehab) threw a perfect inning.
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-4.
- Leonardo Rivas went 1-3.
- Juniel Querecuto went 1-4.
- Ronnie Dawson went 0-1 with 2 walks and he was hit by a pitch.
- Steven Leyton went 1-1 with a double and an RBI.
It was a rough night for Louisville as the Bats didn’t get their first hit until there was one out in the 6th inning, but then they got two of them back-to-back. By the time they scored a run in the 8th inning it was already 14-0.
Daniel Duarte needed just eight pitches – all of them but one went for a strike – as he tossed a perfect 7th inning. It was his 6th rehab appearance with Louisville. The first two didn’t go so well as he allowed four earned runs and didn’t complete a full inning in either game. Since then he’s thrown a hitless inning in three of the four games.
Pedro Garcia was ejected from the game in a bizarre manner in the top of the 9th. After a 3-run homer made it 17-1, the first pitch to the next batter hit him in the back. The home plate umpire called on the other umpires and they had a meeting that lasted 12 seconds before they agreed to toss Garcia from the game. At that point warnings were issued to both teams. The two teams exchanged pleasantries from a distance shortly after, but no one made it more than a few feet out of their own dugout.
Michael De Leon, an 8-year minor leaguer, then took the mound for the first time in his career with two outs in the 9th. His first pitch was 81 MPH, but well outside. The next pitch induced an easy ground ball to short that was flipped over to second base for a force out to end the inning.
Steven Leyton got into the game late for his Triple-A debut. He’s now played for all four full-season teams this year.
Noelvi Marte went 1-4 for Team Spain in their World Baseball Classic qualifier against the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Spain lost and failed to qualify. Next up for Marte will be the Arizona Fall League, which begins in two weeks.
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