Hall of Fame Day at the park
Prior to today’s game, former Bisons OF Dave Clark and former Manager Brian Graham will be inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.
Clark played in parts of three seasons with Buffalo and currently ranks first in the Modern Era with a .327 batting average and a .594 slugging percentage.
Graham won 253 games with the Herd from 1995-1997, collecting an American Association Championship in 1997. There will also be a special ceremony for legendary Bisons slugger INF Luke Easter, who will be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.
TODAY’S GAME: This afternoon, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Syracuse Chiefs in the second game of a two-game series from Dunn Tire Park (1:05 p.m.). The Herd will be looking for the split after the Chiefs collected the 5-3 win last night. This is part of a six-game homestand as the Herd will welcome the Indianapolis Indians into town, August 4-7. On the mound today for the Herd is RHP Anthony Reyes. The righty won his Bisons debut on Tuesday with five solid innings of work against Durham. Syracuse will counter with LHP Ricky Romero.
TODAY’S STARTER: Anthony Reyes
-Last Game: 7/29 @CHA: (W, 5.0IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 4K), Bisons’ 8-7 loss.
-2008 w/ Bisons: (1-0, 5.40)(1GS, 5.0IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 4K).
-2008 w/ST. LOUIS: (2-1, 4.91, 1SV)(10G, 14.2IP, 16H, 8R, 8ER, 3BB, 10K).
-2008 w/ Memphis: (2-3, 3.25)(11GS, 52.2IP, 51H, 21R, 19ER, 21BB, 47K).
-2007 w/ STL: (2-14, 6.04)(22G, 20GS, 107.1IP, 108H, 77R, 72ER, 43BB, 74K).
-Originally a 15th round pick (455th overall) of St. Louis in 2003.
-Acquired in a trade with St. Louis on July 27, 2008 for RHP Luis Perdomo.
GO DADDY: INF Jordan Brown has reached base in 11 of his last 12 games. Since the All-Star break, Brown has hit .302 (13-43) with one home run, eight RBI, nine walks and a .415 on-base percentage. Last night, Brown went 1-3 with a two-run single. It was his first game back from the temporary inactive list as he returned home last week for the birth of his first son, Damon.
CROWE FLYING: OF Trevor Crowe had a very successful roadtrip to begin his Triple-A career. The 24-year old prospect reached base safely in every game and had hits in each of the final seven. All told, Crowe hit .308 (12-39) with four home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored. Crowe has scored eight times in his last four games.
BISONS BITS: OF Todd Linden has reached base safely in 22 of his last 24 games. Since July 7, Linden is 28 for 89 (.315)…OF Jason Cooper (392) is just 8 games away from tying C Tom Prince (400) for the most games played in the Bisons Modern Era.