4/22 vs. Indianapolis Game Notes and Lineup

• VS. INDY: The Bats are 0-1 against the Indians this season. Last year they went 12-10 against the Tribe and 5-6 at Louisville Slugger Field.

• DOT, DIGGITY: The Bats have been outhit in 13 of their first 17 games are are 4-9 in those games …Louisville is hitting .229, which is 11th in the league…The Bats are 1-10 when their opponent’s score first…The Bats are 0-12 when trailing after seven innings…At 5-12, LOU is off to their worst start through 17 games since they were 5-12 in 1999. If they lose today, the 5-13 start would be the worst in franchise history.

• ON THE MOUND: RHP Sean Gallagher makes his fourth start for the Bats and will be opposed by LHP Rudy Owens for the Tribe. Gallagher had his best outing of the season last time out. He went 4.2 innings and allowed five hits and three earned runs in the no decision. Gallagher spent all of 2011 in the Pittsburgh organization with the Indianapolis Indians, going 5-11 with a 5.11era in 29g (23 starts).

• THREAT TO RUN: C Corky Miller swiped the 19th base of his minor league career on Saturday before scoring on a ground out. He has 1sb in his big league carrer. He has played in 398 games in a Louisville uniform. The all-time leader is Billy Lyons who played in 544 games. When Miller reaches 408 games he will tie Jack Ayer for fifth on the all-time list.

• FOUR SCORE: For the 15th time in 17 games the Bats used four or more pitchers yesterday afternoon. They have only used three pitchers twice this year. In the 2-1 loss to TOL on 4/20 they used Brett Tomko (5.1ip, 2er), Josh Judy (2.1ip, 0er) and Ron Mahay (1.1ip, 0er). The other occurrence when the Bats used just three pitchers was 4/9 at TOL. The Bats defeated the Mud Hens 9-3 as Andrew Brackman went 6.0ip and allowed just 1er on 2h to earn the win. Scott Carroll (2.0ip) and J.J. Hoover (1.0ip, 2er) also appeared in the game. Five times, they have used five pitchers (1-4).

• FIVE GAME SKID: The Bats are losers of five straight games, which is their longest losing streak of the season. Last year their longest losing skid was five games and they did that three times. The Bats have not lost six straight since they lost nine straight in 2010 from 4/23 to 5/2.

LINEUP:
Kristopher Negron 3B
Chris Valaika 2B
Denis Phipps CF
Danny Dorn LF
Neftali Soto 1B
Paul Janish SS
Felix Perez RF
Dioner Navarro C

Sean Gallagher RHP

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