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Travis Wood

Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians

  • Full-season minor league ERA leader Travis Wood takes the mound tonight in game one of a four-game set with Indianapolis.  Wood is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA for Louisville and is with a 1.44 ERA on the season between AA Carolina and Louisville.  Wood has struggled with his conrol in AAA with 14 strikeouts compared to 12 walks, but on the season he has 117 strikeouts and just 49 walks in 143.2 innings.
  • Louisville infielder Wes Bankston is currently enjoying a five-game hitting streak and has three hits in each of his last two games.  During the streak, Bankston is 10-22 (.455) with two home runs and five RBI.
  • Outfielder Drew Stubbs will be among the Bats happy to see the Indians return to town.  Stubbs is 10-28 (.357) with two double and four runs scored in nine games against Indianapolis this season.  Starting pitcher Ben Jukich is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in two games against the Indians.
  • Indianapolis will send Pirates prospect Virgil Vasquez to the mound in the series opener tonight.  Vasquez is 7-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 16 starts for Indianapolis this season.  Virgil has 64 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 92.2 innings pitched.
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