Prior to tonight’s game RHP Justin Lehr received the 2009 International League Most Valuable Pitcher Award. The 2009 International League Manager of the Year Award was also presented to Louisville manager Rick Sweet. Lehr went 13-3 in 20 starts in Triple-A between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the Louisville Bats. Sweet managed the Bats to their second consecutive West Division title this season.
Presenting the awards were Louisville Bats President Gary Ulmer (left), International League President Randy Mobley (second from left), Reds President of Baseball Operations and GM Walt Jocketty (second from right) and Louisville Bats fan and contest winner Ben Hedrick (right).