Tuesday Links: Walk-Off Wins

College Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Robi Estrada

Monday was another crazy night of baseball in the Bluegrass.  Lexington came from behind in the ninth to win in walk-off fashion for the second consecutive game and Bowling Green got in on the walk-off fun as well.  Check out those stories and more in today’s hot links:

  • Bowling Green’s walk-off victory wasn’t your typical clutch win.  The Hot Rods defeated Lake County 3-2 on a walk-off bunt from Robi Estrada.
  • Lexington’s second consecutive walk-off victory was even more unorthodox as Michael Diaz “drove” in the winning run with a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the ninth to defeat Hagerstown 6-5.
  • Louisville cut an 8-0 lead to 8-5 late in the game but couldn’t finish the comeback against Syracuse.
  • According to the C-J, Bats’ pitcher Justin Lehr was named the International League pitcher of the week.
  • We’ll generally stay away from politics on the blog, but this note is baseball related.  Ky. Sen. Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher, announced he would not seek re-election in the U. S. Senate.
  • Several BluGrass players were called up over the weekend.  Former UK pitcher Chris Rusin was promoted from rookie AZL Cubs to short-season Boise.  Former UK infielder Michael Bertram was promoted from high A Lakeland to AA Erie.  The Reds promoted pitcher Josh Roenicke, pitcher Robert Manuel and infielder Drew Sutton from Louisville to replace injured Reds Jared Burton, Micah Owings and Chris Dickerson.
  • I try and tweet roster moves like that as I hear about them.  You can follow BluGrass Baseball on twitter here.