LOUISVILLE, KY – Dreams of playing in the postseason for the Indianapolis Indians (72-67) are no more.
Indy was pummeled by the Louisville Bats (61-75) on a final score of 10-2 on Sunday, officially knocking the Tribe out of playoff contention with the help of some other results around the league.
The Toledo Mud Hens, aided by a late season surge, are your 2018 IL West division champions. Indianapolis’ hopes of entering the postseason via wild card positioning were dashed by a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders victory.
A win was never really in the cards for the Tribe in this ballgame, as Louisville raced out to a 4-0 lead after just two innings.
Indy cut their deficit in half with a pair of runs in the fourth, but the Bats tacked on six more to close the night and claim an easy 10-2 triumph.
Starting pitcher J.T. Brubaker, who has been steady on the bump for the Tribe this season, was hit pretty hard. The righty surrendered six runs (four earned) on eight hits in six frames of work.
It was the middle of Louisville’s lineup that tore up Indy.
Hitters four through seven recorded all ten of the Bats RBIs. Gabriel Guerrero went 4-for-4 with four runs scored. Brian O’Grady and Steve Selsky each recorded a game-high three RBIs.
The Indians will play the final game of the regular season in Louisville at 1:00 p.m. on Monday.