LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)--The Bats aren't having a good year, neither is the big league club up in Cincinnati.

The news didn't get any better on Saturday when the Reds announced that top prospect Nick Senzel would miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right index finger.

Senzel suffered the injury in the first inning of Friday night's loss to Norfolk. The 2nd baseman was lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the inning and is now scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday.

The Bats haven't given fans a ton of reasons to come to the ballpark this Summer but checking out the number one prospect in the organization before he gets called up was a pretty good excuse. So this is a blow to baseball fans in Louisville as well as to the Reds, Bats and of course Senzel himself.

"I had a goal this season and it was to make it to the big leagues and help the Cincinnati Reds win ballgames, although I did not fulfill this goal it will not stop my drive to continue to fulfill my dream," Senzel said in a statement released on Saturday. "The support that has been shown is what makes me so blessed and thankful for everything in my life."

Senzel had been red-hot at the plate. He was hitting .440 during his current 11-game hitting streak that started on June 9th. Since that point he'd been one of the best hitters in the International League.

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