May 2009

Durham tabs 5-2 win

The Bulls used a five run third to pull out a 5-2 win over Bisons on Sunday evening. Buffalo threatened in the each of the first three innings but could not score until the fifth inning. Emil Brown, in his second game with the Herd, knocked in the first run while Jesus Feliciano’s RBI double tallied the second run.

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Alex Cora is expected to conclude his three day rehab assignment with the Bisons. He went 3-13 at the plate, with a hit in each contest. Javier Valentin matched a Bisons-best 9-game hit streak and Wily Mo Pena extended his personal best hit steak to seven straight.

News & Notes: Game 48

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Durham Bulls in the third game of a four-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (5:05 p.m.). The series is tied at a game apiece after the Herd won 9-3 on Friday night and Durham collected a 10-2 victory yesterday. After this series, the Bisons will travel to Norfolk for a four-game series against the Tides, June 2-5.

UP IN ARMS: The Bisons pitching staff got a boost today as two new arms have joined the team. RHP Lance Broadway was acquired by the Mets in a trade after going 0-1 with a 5.65ERA with the Chicago White Sox this year. LHP Adam Bostick has been promoted from Binghamton (AA). He was 3-0 with a 2.60ERA in 11 relief outings with the B-Mets (17.1IP, 16H, 20K).

HOMER HAPPY: C Rene Rivera has punctuated his recent hot streak with home runs in back-to-back games. Rivera has now hit in six straight games, averaging .333 (8-24) with five runs, five doubles, two home runs and three RBI. The six-game stretch has raised Rivera’s average 88 points to .231.

CRAZY 8s: Two of the hottest bats in the Bisons lineup belong to OF Cory Sullivan and INF Javier Valentin. Both veterans are coming into tonight’s game on eight-game hit streaks. Sullivan has hit .452 (14-31) during his stretch to raise his average 57 points since May 21. He has scored five runs with three doubles and four walks during his streak. Valentin has hit .333 (10-30) during his streak with three doubles, a home run and four RBI. He has hit in 13 of his 15 starts since joining the Bisons on May 14.

THE WRONG REY: Just prior to yesterday’s game, the Bisons lost INF Argenis Reyes to the disabled list with a groin contusion. Reyes has been one of Buffalo’s most consistent hitters and goes on the DL on a nine-game hit streak. Reyes has reached base in 11 straight and leads the Bisons with a .380 on-base pct.

UNHAPPY LIST: The Bisons now have seven players on the disabled list: RHP Dillon Gee, INF Andy Green, INF Mark Kiger, OF Bobby Kielty, RHP Carlos Muniz, C Mike Nickeas and INF Argenis Reyes. On the year, the Bisons have already lost 133 man-games to injury.

Bulls bounce back

The Bulls evened up the series against the Herd on Saturday night with a 10-2 win behind the pitching of Carlos Hernandez and 3-run homers by Jon Weber and Ray Sadler.

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For Buffalo, Rene Rivera delivered a 2-run blast to the club a 2-0 advantage and extend his personal hit streak to eight straight games. Cory Sullivan and Wily Mo Pena carried their hit streaks an additional game, to eight and six respectively.

Buffalo and Durham square off at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday in game three of the series. Kyle Snyder (RHP) is expected to start for the Bisons against the Bulls James Houser (LHP).

Rehab on hold for Ollie

As indicated on “Countdown to Bisons Baseball” last night, Oliver Perez will not continue his MLB rehab assignment in Buffalo. Following a visit with team doctors in New York City yesterday, he will stay on the disabled list in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Oliver Perez made his first rehabilitation start on May 26 vs. Lehigh Valley working 4.1 innings, allowed three hits, one run, earned, with five walks, and five strikeouts. He tossed 88 pitches, 48 for strikes and retired seven of the last eight batters he faced.

The lefthander threw 5.0 innings on May 21st in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie, FL. Also threw 56 pitches in 3.0 scoreless and hitless innings with four walks and seven strikeouts on May 16th in an extended spring game.

News & Notes: Game 47

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Durham Bulls in the second game of a four-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (7:05 p.m.). The Herd began their eight-game roadtrip with a solid 9-3 victory over Durham last night. After this four game series, the Bisons will travel to Norfolk for a four-game series against the Tides, June 2-5.

THE REY TO GO: INF Argenis Reyes is currently on a nine-game hit streak -the longest stretch for a Bisons’ player this year. Since May 19, Reyes has averaged .343 (12-35). Reyes has reached safely in 11 straight games and currently leads the Bisons with a .380 on-base percentage.

ON BROADWAY: With the success of former Bisons C Omir Santos in New York, the Mets were able to trade C Ramon Castro to the White Sox for RHP Lance Broadway last night. Broadway was 0-1 with a 5.65ERA in eight relief appearances with Chicago this year (16.0IP, 19H, 10R, 9ER, 9BB, 9K). He was also 0-2 with a 5.63ERA in three starts with Charlotte this year.

COOPER’S RECORDS: OF Jason Cooper hit an RBI-triple in last night’s victory. The run driven in gives him 216RBI for his Bisons career. That total ranks second in the team’s Modern Era behind only Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer INF Bill Selby (245). The triple was Cooper’s 20th in a Bisons uniform. That ties him with INF Joe Inglett for the most in the Modern Era.

LUCKY 7s: Two of the hottest bats in the Bisons lineup belong to OF Cory Sullivan and INF Javier Valentin. Both veterans coming into tonight’s game on seven-game hit streaks. Sullivan has hit .444 (12-27) during his stretch to raise his average 50 points since May 21. Valentin has hit .346 (9-26) during his streak with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.

CORA JOINS HERD: INF Alex Cora joined the Bisons on a major league rehab assignment yesterday and went 1-5 with a double in his Herd debut. The Mets placed Cora on the disabled list on May 18 with a torn ligament in his right thumb. Prior to that, Cora had hit .333 (17-51) with four doubles, a triple and four RBI in 16 games with New York.

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