Louisville Set To Start Playoffs With Reinforcements

Minor League Baseball

Travis Wood

Travis Wood gets the ball for Louisville tonight in game one of a best-of-five series against the Durham Bulls in the first round of the International League playoffs.  Wood is 13-5 with a 1.77 ERA on the season, and its 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA for Louisville.  The Bats have lost several players to big-league promotions but their opening game lineup still features top prospects Chris Heisey, Juan Francisco and Todd Frazier.  To further improve their standing the Bats have major league outfielder and former top minor-league prospect Jay Bruce on rehab assignment, and the Reds promoted top prospect Yonder Alonso to Louisville for the playoff run. You can follow the minorleaguebaseball.com game tracker here.

Sunday Links: Legends Take Game Two

Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Jay Bruce

The Legends moved a game ahead of Bowling Green in the full-season standings with a 3-1 victory in the “Battle for the BluGrass” Sunday.  Bowling Green has to win the final two games of the season to finish ahead of their state rivals.

  • The Legends report Brandon Wikoff’s two-run single in the seventh was the difference in their 3-1 victory.
  • The Hot Rods report Shane Dyer held the Legends to one run in six innings in the 3-1 loss.
  • Rehabbing Reds Jay Bruce and Ryan Hannigan were 6-10 with four runs scored in a 7-4 victory over Indianapolis.

Afternoon Notes

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Jay Bruce

  • The University of Tennessee has released its 2010 baseball schedule.  UT will play vs. EKU on March 3, at WKU on March 9 and vs. UK April 30-May 3.
  • UK has a news release about Logan Darnell being included on BA’s top prospects in the Alaska League.
  • Cincinnati Reds standouts Jay Bruce and Ryan Hannigan will begin rehab assignments with Louisville tonight.
  • UK head basketball coach John Calipari visited with the Logan County Little League team Wednesday during a tour of Western Kentucky for books signings.
  • I missed this story last week, but it’s still worth passing along.  Nick Craddock of the Kentucky Kernel reports on the UK Club Baseball’s teams second consecutive national championship.