--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photos by Jared Anderson
Domingo Tapia started game two for the Louisville Bats, and pitched remarkably. Bryan O'Grady hit his first triple-A home run, and the Bats made it eight straight wins. The final was 4-3. Since the game was a re-make of an earlier series, the Bats played a shortened seven-inning contest.
Since Louisville’s series in Buffalo was postponed due to snow, the Bisons were the home team.
In the bottom of the fourth, Richard Urena hit his third home run of the season to right; off Zack Weiss.
Tapia threw 18 pitches in his two innings of work. They both were perfect. 13 went for strikes. Tapia struck out two batters.
Jonathan Davis added an insurance run on a double to the right-field gap in the bottom of the fifth. The play scored Dalton Pompey.
Gabriel Guerrero *finally* put a run on the board in the next half-inning. He ripped a ball to the corner in left, plating Mason Williams.
Then, Louisville took the lead. Bryan O'Grady O'Grady'd the ball to right field, plating Guerrero. It was his first home run of 2018 in Triple-A.
Matt Tracy started for Buffalo, and went 5.2 innings; giving up two runs, both earned, on three hits and two walks. He struck out five.
Tim Lopes tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. He hit his 17th double of 2018, to center, scoring Anthony Alford.
The game went to extras. In the eighth inning. And Louisville batted in the top of the inning. At Louisville Slugger Field.
Hernan Iribarren drove in Louisville's fourth run of the night on a groundout to first. Guerrero scored.
Louisville moves to 43-55. LHP Justin Nicolino (4-5, 4.44) toes off against LHP Thomas Pannone (0-1, 3.98). The battle of the southpaws will be at 7pm tomorrow. They look to make it nine consecutive.