--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photos by Jared Anderson
While the Louisville Bats have lost the game, and the 10-game win streak; they made it entertaining.
Namely, manager Dick Schofield being ejected after arguing about a controversial play. It put the crowd on their feet during the 4-3 loss to the Buffalo Bisons.
Jose Lopez, Louisville’s starter, didn’t have his best night. He surrendered
one in the first, and three in the second, before the Bats put one on the board.
Gio Urshela hit a ball deep enough to score the first Bats run of the evening. The sac-fly scored Richard Urena.
Then, Jonathanq Davis doubled on a line drive to left, scoring two. Davis advanced home after Urena hit an RBI single a few batters later.
Overall, Lopez went 5.1 innings, and gave up four runs on seven hits and one walks. all were earned. Lopez also struck out seven over the game.
Brian O’Grady put Louisville on the board in the bottom of the third. He singled to right, sending Chadwick Tromp home.
Schofield left on the next play. O’Grady was caught stealing second; and was picked off from the catcher. The play was close enough that it brought Schofield out of the dugout. After a brief argument, third-base umpire and crew chief Ryan Clark tossed Schofield from the game. It was the manager’s second ejection of the season.
"I thought he was safe easy." Schofield said after the game, "Their guy stole, and I thought he was out. He called him safe and our guy out. To me it was one of those things that was obvious"
Blake Trahan singled O’Grady in the sixth to cut the deficit in half.
Then, in the ninth, DJ Peterson doubled a run home to put the score at 4-3.
The Bats move to 44-56. They open a series against the Rochester Red Wings tomorrow. RHP Keury Mella (2-1, 3.18) takes on RHP Zack Littell (1-4, 3.63). The game will be at 7pm at Louisville Slugger Field.