Jhonny Pereda had a huge day at the plate and Jose Barrero hit another home run for the Louisville Bats in an extra-innings loss on Thursday night. Chattanooga saw their season come to end in the first round of the playoffs, falling to in-state rival Tennessee.
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The Louisville Bats lost 7-6. Box Score
- Jacob Hurtubise went 1-5 with a walk and a run.
- Alejo Lopez (pictured above) went 2-4 with 2 walks and an RBI.
- Jason Vosler went 1-5 with a walk and an RBI.
- Jose Barrero went 1-4 with a walk, home run (18), and 2 runs.
- Jhonny Pereda went 4-4 with a walk, 2 doubles, run, and an RBI.
- Eric Yang went 2-5 with a run and an RBI.
- Miguel Hernandez went 1-5 with a run and an RBI.
- Christian Roa allowed 2 earned runs in 5.2 innings with 3 walks and 8 strikeouts.
- Ryan Nutof threw 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Alan Busenitz allowed 1 earned run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts.
Louisville grabbed a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning with a 4-run inning. But Iowa got those runs back in the 6th and 7th to tie it up. Both teams would score in the 9th to send the game into extras. Iowa was able to put a run on the board, but the Bats were unable to bring their free runner around. The loss dropped Louisville to 72-73 on the season with three games remaining. They must win all of them to have their first winning record since 2011.
Jose Barrero homered for the second straight game. He’s now homered in four of the last five games. The game in the middle there in which he didn’t homer was the day he went 4-4 with two doubles.
Jhonny Pereda was 0-14 in a 4-game span before Wednesday night. He picked up a hit and a walk in that game, then picked up four more hits and another walk on Thursday. He’s hitting .324/.401/.473 in 64 games this season with Louisville. His four hits on the night had exit velocities of 108.4, 106.6, 101.8, and 100.0 MPH.
Christian Roa has struck out 29 batters in his last 15.2 innings (three starts). He has, however, walked 13 batters in that same stretch.
Ryan Nutof has had an absolutely crazy last three months. In July he posted a 1.88 ERA in 14.1 innings and allowed six hits. During August he had an ERA of 19.89 and gave up 13 hits and walked 11 batters – and hitting two others – in 6.1 innings. This month he’s posted a 1.64 ERA in 11.0 innings.
Top Pitch Velocity: Christian Roa – 95.9 MPH (ball)
Top Exit Velocity: Jhonny Pereda – 108.4 MPH (single)
Furthest Hit Baseball: Jose Barrero – 388 feet (home run)
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 5-1. Box Score
- Alex McGarry went 1-4 with a double and a run.
- Quincy McAfee went 2-4.
- Tyler Callihan went 1-4.
- Mat Nelson went 1-4.
- Jake Wong threw 3.0 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- Jacob Heatherly threw 1.1 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Stevie Branche threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
The Lookouts were down 4-0 after the top of the 2nd inning. They scored their lone run of the night in the bottom of that inning when Alex McGarry doubled to lead off the inning and moved up a base on back-to-back ground outs. The loss ends the season for Chattanooga with a 1st round exit in the Southern League playoffs.
Jacob Heatherly didn’t walk a batter in the game. It was the first time he didn’t walk a batter in an outing since August 22nd (six outings between then and Thursday night).
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