May 2009

TRADE: Broadway bound for Bisons

The New York Mets today announced that they have acquired righthanded pitcher Lance Broadway from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for catcher Ramon Castro. Broadway will report to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.

Broadway, 25, is 0-1 with a 5.65 ERA in eight games with the White Sox this year. In 16.0 innings, he’s allowed 19 hits, 10 runs, nine earned, with nine walks and nine strikeouts. In addition, the 6-3, 195-pounder made three starts for Charlotte (AAA) of the International League, going 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA. In 16.0 innings, he allowed 18 hits, 11 runs, 10 earned, with four walks and 15 strikeouts.

The former first round pick in the 2005 June First Year Player Draft from Texas Christian University made his major league debut in 2007.

Broadway is 2-2 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 games with the White Sox. In 40.1 innings, he’s yielded 44 hits, 23 runs, 21 earned, with 19 walks and 30 strikeouts.

He went 1-0 with a 7.07 ERA in seven games, one start last season for Chicago. In 14.0 innings, he surrendered 20 hits, 11 runs, earned, with five walks and seven strikeouts. Broadway also was 11-7 with a 4.66 in 24 games, 23 starts with Charlotte.

Castro, 33, was hitting .253 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 26 games. A member of the Mets since 2005, Castro has .237 career batting average with 58 doubles, 51 home runs, and 174 RBI in 476 games with the Marlins and Mets.

Cora upbeat after rehab

The New York Mets INF Alex Cora joined the Bisons on a major league rehab assignment Friday night. Cora played all nine innings during Buffalo’s 9-3 win in Durham.

Cora’s postgame comments

Cora was challenged on three infield plays that he had to attempt barehanded plays, picked up two assists and one putout in the game.

At the plate, he went 1-4 (double) and reached twice on a fielder’s choice.

The Mets placed Cora on the disabled list on May 18 with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Cora has hit .333 (17-51) with four doubles, a triple and four RBI in 26 games with the Mets this year. He last played on May 17 against the San Francisco Giants.

Bisons beat up Bulls

The Bisons pounded out 13 hits enroute to a 9-3 series opening win over the Bulls on Friday night.


During the win, Mike Lamb and Rene Rivera hit homers. Jonathan Malo had three hits and Cory Sullivan, Mike Lamb and Jason Cooper each had multi-hit games. Fernando Nieve tossed the win to stary perfect in his three starts and the bullpen tossed 2.2 of hittless ball.

Buffalo and Durham square off Saturday at 7:05 p.m. when Brandon Knights faces Carlos Hernandez.

Poked by the 'Pigs in finale

The Buffalo Bisons dropped the final game of the series with Lehigh Valley 7-1 on Thursday afternoon. The Bisons’ run came from Wily Mo Pena’s shot in the ninth.

READ: The whole recap

Argenis Reyes extended his team-best hitting streak to nine games with a eighth inning double.

The Bisons finish the homestand 3-5 and fall in 3-of-4 to the IronPigs. Buffalo embarks on their first 8-game road trip, stopping first in Durham and then Norfolk.

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Tough start, odd finish

In a torrential downpour the bottom of the ninth inning was halted for an 1:10 rain delay while the Bisons were down to their final out. Three minutes later, the game was over and the IronPigs picked up a 5-3 win.

READ: The whole game story.

The Bisons look for the split of the series Thursday at 1:05 p.m. against Lehigh Valley. The ballgame will be broadcast on SportsNet New York, the TV home of the Mets. The game will be broadcast locally on Time Warner Cable SportsNet.