Yesterday was the last game of the regular season for Triple-A Louisville, Double-A Pensacola, High-A Bakersfield, and Low-A Dayton. Rookie level Billings will play through Thursday, September 6th. The AZL Reds played their last game last week.
The Bakersfield Blaze made the playoffs and have their first game this weekend. They'll play their first game at home on Saturday...
9/3 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Mike Costanzo went 1-2 with a walk.
PJ Phillips went 1-3.
Brian Peacock went 1-2.
Tim Gustafson allowed a run in 4 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
The Bats season is now complete. The loss put the Bats loss total at 93, which is one worse than...
Louisville 4 Toledo 3Bats (51-86), Last place International League West, 31.5 GB-Tim Gustafson (W 5-5, 5.13) threw 6.2 innings of one-run baseball. Jordan Smith got his 13th save.-CF Denis Phipps was 3-4, with a two-run home run (15), and two runs scored. SS Didi Gregorius added a two-run shot (6) of his own.Pensacola 5 Mississippi 2 (Game 1)-Tony Cingrani struck out six and gave...
8/26 Game Review
Louisville won 4-3. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 3-4 with a HR (15), 2 runs and 2 RBI.
Didi Gregorius went 1-4 with a HR (7) and 2 RBI.
Willie Harris went 1-4 with a run.
Tim Gustafson allowed a run in 6.2 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Denis Phipps continues his hot streak, hitting .368/.400/.842 over his last 10 games where he has 5 home...
Charlotte 8 Louisville 6
Bats (48-79), Last place International League West, 26.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson (L 4-5, 5.07) gave up eight earned runs in 4.1 innings. Travis Webb threw 1.2 scoreless innings. Nick Christiani and Bill Bray each tossed a scoreless inning.
-SS Didi Gregorius had two hits and two RBI. C Dioner Navarro was 2-4, with a grand slam (5).
8/6 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a run.
Mike Costanzo went 1-4 with a run.
Willie Harris went 3-4 with a double, HR (1), 3 RBI and 2 runs.
Corky Miller went 2-2 with a walk and an RBI.
Tim Gustafson allowed a run in 6.1 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani allowed an unearned run in a hitless inning with 2 walks.
Stephenson was promoted from Billings to Dayton.
Louisville 3 Buffalo 1
Bats (41-67), last place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson allowed one unearned run in five innings. Donnie Joseph (W 4-0, 2.49) got the win, tossing two scoreless innings. J.J. Hoover picked up his seventh save.
-1B Neftali Soto hit a two-run home run (13...
7/27 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a HR (13), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Chris Valaika went 1-2 with a walk.
Mike Costanzo went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
Tim Gustafson allowed an unearned run in 5 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Donnie Joseph threw 2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning of work.
JJ Hoover threw...
Pawtucket 9 Louisville 3 (12 innings)
Bats (38-65), Last place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson threw 5.1 innings of one-run baseball. Kanekoa Texeira (L 0-2, 2.77) took the loss allowing two earned runs in two innings.
-CF Denis Phipps finished 3-6, with a solo home run (7) and two RBI. 2B Chris Valaika had three hits, including a solo homer...
7/22 Game Review
Louisville lost 9-3 in 12 innings. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 3-6 with a HR (7) and 2 RBI.
Didi Gregorius went 1-5 with a double and a walk.
Willie Harris went 3-6.
Chris Valaika went 3-5 with a solo HR (5).
Cody Puckett went 2-4 with a double and a run.
Tim Gustafson allowed a run in 5.2 innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover allowed an unearned run...
Columbus 5 Louisville 4 (10 innings)
Bats (36-62), Last place International League West, 24.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson made somewhat of an emergency start and threw 5.1 scoreless innings. Travis Webb and Jordan Smith each tossed a scoreless inning. Donnie Joseph blew the save in the ninth giving up one earned run. Kanekoa Texeira (L 0-1, 2.02) got the loss, allowing the walk-off...
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That's Selsky with Dayton.
Gwinnett 8 Louisville 5
Bats (33-60), Last place International League West, 24.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson started and gave up four earned runs...
7/12 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-5. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Henry Rodriguez went 2-5 with an RBI.
Dioner Navarro went 1-4 with a double.
Xavier Paul went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Paul Janish went 1-4 with a run.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a run.
Tim Gustafson went 1-1 with an RBI.
Nick Christiani allowed a run in 2 innings with 2 strikeouts...
Toledo 8 Louisville 0
Bats (32-58), Last place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson (L 3-3, 6.03) suffered the loss, giving up six earned runs in 5.1 innings. Travis Webb threw two scoreless, while Kanekoa Texeira threw one.
-1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, with a double. CF Joey Gathright and C Corky Miller each doubled as well, and that was it for the Bats.
It was a ninth straight win for the Bats.
Louisville 5 Buffalo 3
Bats (31-49), Last place International League West, 17.0 GB
-Nine in a row! Tim Gustafson started and threw four innings of two-run baseball. J.J. Hoover (W 1-0, 1.64) got the win with a perfect inning. Donnie Joseph closed the game for his third save.
-CF Joey Gathright, 1B Danny Dorn, and Gustafson...
6/26 Game Review
Louisville won 5-3. Box Score
Felix Perez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and a run.
Cody Puckett went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double and a run.
Tim Gustafson went 1-1 with an RBI at the plate. He allowed 2 runs in 4 innings on the mound.
Carlos Fisher threw a shutout inning...
Keep an eye on Joseph.
Louisville 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4
Bats (21-44), Last place International League West, 16.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson (W 1-1, 6.00) gave up three earned runs, four total, in five innings for the win. Wirfin Obispo tossed two scoreless. Donnie Joseph struck out two in two perfect innings for his first Triple-A save.
-CF Joey Gathright was 2-5, with...
Sulbaran was dominant on Tuesday night.
Syracuse 11 Louisville 1
Bats (18-41), Last place International League West, 16.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson (L 0-1, 6.75) took the loss giving up three earned runs over four innings. Josh Judy and Scott Carroll both surrendered four earned runs in two innings pitched.
-1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, driving in the only run with a solo home...
6/5 Game Review
Louisville lost 11-1. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a solo HR (7).
Felix Perez went 1-3.
Tim Gustafson went 1-1 at the plate.
Not much to say here. 4 hits and 11 runs allowed.
Pensacola won 9-2. Box Score
Ryan LaMarre went 2-5 with a HR (2) and 2 RBI.
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs.
Brodie Greene went 2-4 with a triple, 2 RBI...
The Dragons suffered two blown saves in their loss.
The Louisville Bats (15-32) were off on Wednesday. They travel to Indianapolis on Thursday for a 7:05pm start time.
Mississippi 5 Pensacola 2
-Tim Gustafson (2-1) gave up five earned runs on eight hits in five innings for the Blue Wahoos (22-24). Chris Manno struck out three in two scoreless innings, while Mark Serrano...
5/13 Game Review
Louisville was rained out. Double header today.
Pensacola won 8-0, 4-2 in a double header.
Game 1: 8-0 win. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 1-4 with a walk, triple, RBI and a run.
Brodie Greene went 2-5 with 2 RBI.
Koyie Hill went 3-3 with a double, HR (1), walk and 3 runs.
PJ Phillips went 3-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 2-3 with a double...
While Billy Hamilton has been burning up the base paths,
LHP Tony Cingrani has gone 2-1 with a 0.39 ERA.
The Louisville Bats (7-14) had a much needed off day on Thursday. They travel to take on the Norfolk Tides Friday at 7:15pm EST.
Pensacola 9 Jacksonville 3
-Starter Tim Gustafson allowed all three runs, two of them earned, in three innings pitched for the Blue Wahoos...
I got an email from the printing company last night. Books are at the UPS sorting station and on their way to me. They should start shipping on Monday, assuming they get here on the scheduled time. If you haven’t ordered yours, you might want to check out that picture above and get on that.
The Reds announced several new Spring Training invitees yesterday: RHP Daniel Corcino,...
With last weeks Top 25 prospects countdown I have pushed back the normal Monday and Tuesday articles to next week since there was a bunch of stuff that didn’t get mentioned that should have.
Some sad news in the baseball world as Billings Mustangs pitching coach and former MLB pitcher Bob Forsch passed away on Thursday night. The Billings Gazette has some more on Forsch, who had...