Kentucky at Louisville: #1 Bat Cats Face the #20 Cardinals

Tonight, the #1 Kentucky Wildcats (35-6) travel to the River City to take on the #20 Louisville Cardinals (28-12) in the second game of their annual 2-game series in baseball. The last meeting took place in Cliff Hagan Stadium back on April 10th, with the Cardinals handing the Wildcats a 12-0 upset beat-down. Game particulars are as follows, courtesy of UKAthletics.com:

#1 Kentucky @ #20 Louisville
Date/Time April 24/6 p.m. ET
Location Jim Patterson Stadium (Louisville, Ky.)
Radio IMG UK Radio Network with Neil Price
Internet UKathletics.com

Cliff Hagan Stadium is famous for a very short right-field wall of only 310 feet, which makes it a lot of fun for teams loaded with left-handed power. It just so happens that the Card's power resides mostly in the bats of Ty Young (.634, 5 HR), Zak Wasserman (.349, 5 HR) and Stewart Ijames (.288, 10 HR), all southpaws. at Cardinal Stadium, both left and right field are 330', and that should give Kentucky's superior hitting a chance to shine.


Related: UKAthletics.com game preview // UofLSports.com game preview

Card Chronicle post on the game


The Wildcats are sending freshman lefty Sam Mahar (3-1, 1.71 ERA) to the mound for his second start. In his first, which came against the Cincinnati Bearcats, he carried a perfect game for five innings and finished up after six with only 2 hits and no runs allowed. Louisville will counter with sophomore right-hander Chad Green (2-0, 19.. ERA), who will be taking the mound as a starter for the first time tonight.

Team stats Kentucky Louisville
Batting avg. 0.316 0.313
Home runs 47 25
Steals 36 64
ERA 3.49 3.26


Use this post as a combination pre-game, game, and post-game thread.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker