Jose Barrero homered for the second straight day and Jason Vosler crushed his 20th homer of the year in Louisville’s win. Chattanooga lost their regular season finale, but they’ll get a day off on Monday before beginning the the first round of the playoffs.
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The Louisville Bats won 10-7. Box Score
- Stuart Fairchild (rehab) went 2-3 with a run. He was hit by 2 pitches.
- Kevin Newman (rehab) went 2-5 with 2 runs and an RBI.
- Alejo Lopez went 1-4 with a walk, double, and a run.
- Jason Vosler went 2-5 with a home run (20) and 2 RBI.
- Henry Ramos went 1-5 with a steal (6) and a run.
- Matt Reynolds went 0-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
- Jose Barrero went 2-4 with a home run (16), steal (18), 2 runs, and 2 RBI. He was also hit by a pitch.
- Chuckie Robinson went 2-5 with a double and an RBI.
- Evan Kravetz threw a perfect inning.
- Ricky Karcher threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- Casey Legumina threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Tony Santillan threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Jose Barrero homered for the second straight game. He is up to 16 home runs in just 74 games. He’s also up to 18 steals. That’s about half of a season worth of games with some good counting numbers in those two categories. He’s only hitting .248, and he has 20 walks and 99 strikeouts in 310 plate appearances – that’s a 32% strikeout rate and just a 6.5% walk rate.
Alejo Lopez kept his hot hitting alive in September, picking up a double and a walk. He’s hitting .357/.426/.452 in the month with five walks and just two strikeouts in 11 games played with the Bats.
Jason Vosler hit his 20th homer of the minor league season. He’s the 6th player in the farm system to reach 20 homers this season. Three of those players spent time in the big leagues – Vosler, Matt Reynolds, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand.
Henry Ramos extended his hitting streak to eight games. He’s hitting .315/.431/.593 in 15 games with Louisville in September.
Ricky Karcher he allowed two runs since the start of August. He’s thrown 18.2 innings, giving him a 0.96 ERA in that time frame. He’s allowed just six hits, but he’s walked 16 batters, hit two more, and he’s struck out 23.
Tony Santillan has not allowed a run in six straight outings, walking just two batters, and he’s struck out 10 in those 6.0 innings.
The Bats will wrap up their regular season with a 6-game series at home against Iowa this week.
Top Pitch Velocity: Tony Santillan – 97.2 MPH (strike)
Top Exit Velocity: Henry Ramos – 105.7 MPH (lineout)
Furthest Hit Baseball: Jose Barrero – 393 feet (home run)
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 7-4. Box Score
- Quincy McAfee went 0-2 with 2 walks, a steal(10), and a run.
- James Free went 1-3 with a double, run, and an RBI.
- Mat Nelson went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Tyler Callihan went 2-4.
- Jose Torres went 1-4 with a run.
- Manuel Cachutt threw 3.0 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Jake Gozzo threw 1.2 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Spencer Stockton threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
- Vin Timpanelli threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
Chattanooga dropped their regular season finale. They finish the season 70-67. They will have Monday off before hitting the road for game one of their playoff series with Tennessee. Wednesday is an off-day, with games two and three (if necessary) in Chattanooga on Thursday and Friday.
James Free ended the season riding a 5-game hitting streak. Each of those games included at least one extra-base hit. He finished the year with 24 doubles, 2 triples, and 17 home runs in his 117 games played – all with Chattanooga.
Spencer Stockton pitched well back in the month of June after having a rough month of May. But he went on the injured list at the end of June and didn’t return to the mound until September. Over his 12 games since the end of May he threw 20.1 innings and allowed five runs (2.21 ERA) while giving up 12 hits, no homers, walking seven, and striking out 19.
Vin Timpanelli allowed four runs in 0.1 innings on August 2nd. Since then he’s allowed one run in 14.2 innings (0.62 ERA) while giving up 9 hits, walking 7, and striking out 15.
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