Louisville slugs Bulls with six-run inning

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

The Durham Bulls smacked three home runs and once had a four-run lead on Tuesday night.

Louisville’s fourth inning, featuring a two-out grand slam, trumped it all.

The Bats scored six times in the inning against Durham relief pitchers Steve Geltz and  Adam Liberatore in an 8-5 Louisville win in International League baseball at Louisville Slugger Field.

The Bulls (41-25) started the game in a tough pitching spot as expected starter Jake Odorizzi was a healthy scratch. Odorizzi is expected to be recalled to the Tampa Bay Rays today.

In his place, Cory Wade made his first start since 2010 and his first-ever professional start above the Single-A level.

Wade pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, leaving with a 4-0 lead.

Durham built that lead thanks to a pair of third-inning home runs. Wil Myers slammed his 13th home run, a two-run blast, while Leslie Anderson added a solo home run to put the Bulls up by four runs.

That lead disappeared in the Louisville fourth inning after Liberatore replaced Wade on the mound for Durham.

Liberatore allowed two hits and a walk in the inning before a bases-loaded walk with one out brought in Louisville’s first run. Geltz replaced Liberatore and Billy Hamilton brought in Louisville’s second run by grounding into a force out.

One out away from escaping with Durham still in the lead, Geltz hit Josh Fellhauer with a pitch to load the bases once again.

Neftali Soto made that miscue hurt by hitting his seventh home run of the season, a grand slam that put Louisville up 6-4.

The Bats increased their lead with two more runs in the sixth inning of Durham relief pitcher Juan Sandoval. Kristopher Negron hit a solo home run. Hamilton, after reaching on a single, stole second and third before scoring on a Fellhauer sacrifice fly.

Cole Figueroa’s solo home run in the ninth inning completed the scoring.

The game completed an eight-game road trip for the Bulls. The team enjoys a day off today before beginning a home stand Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. against Indianapolis at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

    

Durham |AB |R |H |RBI || Louisville |AB |R |H |RBI ||

Bourgeois, CF |5 |0 |0 |0 | Hamilton, CF |5 |2 |1 |1 |

Beckham, SS |5 |1 |1 |0 | Fellhauer, RF |2 |1 |1 |1 |

Guyer, RF |3 |1 |1 |1 | Soto, N, 3B |4 |1 |1 |4 |

Myers, DH |4 |1 |1 |2 | Perez, F, LF |4 |0 |0 |0 |

Anderson, LF |3 |1 |1 |1 | Hessman, 1B |4 |1 |2 |0 |

Duncan, 1B |4 |0 |0 |0 | Phipps, DH |4 |0 |0 |0 |

Fontenot, 2B |4 |0 |1 |0 | Donald, 2B |3 |1 |1 |0 |

Apodaca, C |4 |0 |1 |0 | Ashley, C |4 |1 |1 |0 |

Figueroa, C, 3B |3 |1 |2 |1 | Negron, SS |2 |1 |1 |2 |

Totals |35 |5 |8 |5 | Totals |32 |8 |8 |8 |

 

Durham|103|000|001 – 5

Louisville|000|602|00x – 8

 

E: Duncan. LOB: Durham 6, Louisville  5. SB: Donald, Hamilton 3. 2B: Guyer. HR: Myers (13), Anderson (10), Figueroa (2), Soto, N (7) Negron (3).

 

Durham |IP |H |R |ER |BB |SO ||

Wade  |1.2 |3 |0 |0 |1 |0 |

Liberatore  |1.2 |2 |4 |4 |2 |1 |

Geltz (L, 3-1) |1.2 |1 |2 |2 |0 |2 |

Sandoval  |1.0 |2 |2 |2 |0 |1 |

Yates  |1.0 |0 |0 |0 |0 |0 |

Lueke  |1.0 |0 |0 |0 |0 |2

Louisville |IP |H |R |ER |BB |SO ||

Reineke (W, 5-3) |5.2 |7 |4 |4 |1 |4 |

Hyde (H, 1) |0.1 |0 |0 |0 |0 |0 |

Diaz, Jo  |2.0 |0 |0 |0 |1 |3 |

Pino  |1.0 |1 |1 |1 |0 |1 ||

HBP: Guyer (by Reineke), Fellhauer (by Geltz). T: 3:00.

Att: 8,984.