Monday Links:

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Joe BlantonWe’re back in action on this Monday morning.  UK’s only alum with a world series victory was back on the mound as his team marched toward a defense of their title Sunday. Check out those stories and more:
  • UK alum Joe Blanton picked up his 12th win of the season for the Phillies.
  • UofL alum B. J. Rosenberg and Team USA beat Cuba 10-5 to win the 2009 World Cup.
  • Louisville native Paul Byrd was the losing pitcher for the Red Sox in the Yankees’ division-clinching victory Sunday.
  • John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer talks to Louisville manager Rick Sweet about the Reds’ top prospects.

Tuesday Links: The Day After

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Brian Pellegrini

Monday was the first day after on the BluGrass Baseball minor-league off-season, but we still managed to find some relevant Kentucky baseball news.  Look for increased coverage of Kentucky major leaguers in the coming days to fill the minor-league void.

  • The Houston Astros agreed with BluGrass Baseball, naming 1B Brian Pellegrini the Legends’ MVP.
  • Michael Grant of the Courier-Journal reports Louisville manager Rick Sweet expects to be back in the 2010 season unless he gets a major-league coaching job.
  • OurSportsCentral.com has the Bats’ 2010 schedule.
  • WKU has begun fall practice and construction on its clubhouse.
  • UofL has also opened fall practice.

Thursday Links: Minor League Edition

Minor League Baseball

Lew Ford

Look for some non-minor league stories this afternoon, but for now here are the minor league headlines to hold you over.

  • Recent Bat addition and former major leaguer Lew Ford hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lead Louisville to a 10-6 victory over Columbus.
  • The Asheville Tourists scored four runs in the eighth inning to defeat Lexington 6-2.
  • Anthony Scelfo’s home run paced the Bowling Green offense in a 7-3 victory over Greenville.
  • Former Louisville Cardinal Trystan Magnuson extended his scoreless innings streak to 10 to start his AA career for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
  • The C-J reports that Rick Sweet was named International League manager of the year and Justin Lehr was named IL Pitcher of the Year.
  • Jason Stella at Examiner.com has a Q&A with Chris Heisey.