News & Notes: Game 57

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons host the Durham Bulls in the second game of a four-game set at Coca-Cola Field (7:35 p.m.). The Bisons are now 2-3 this homestand after an offensive explosion earned them a 13-5 victory yesterday afternoon. Following this series, the Bisons will travel to Syracuse for a three-game in two day set with the Chiefs.

BATS HEAT UP: The Bisons had their best offensive performance of the season in their 13-5 victory yesterday. Four different players had multi-hit games including four hits from OF Cory Sullivan (2B, 2R, 2RBI). The team went 6-19 with runners in scoring position (.316) and drew seven walks to only one strikeout. All nine Bisons that started the game scored a run.

BIG WILY STYLE: OF Wily Mo Pena continued his hot streak recording two doubles and three RBI in yesterday’s win. Since May 23, Pena has averaged .333 (19-57) with three home runs and 11RBI. In this time period his overall batting average has increased by 62 points to .262.

FOUR’S JUST FINE: OF Cory Sullivan recorded the Bisons second four-hit game this season. OF Jesus Feliciano went 4-6 on April 14 against Scranton/WB. Sullivan has nine multi-hit performances in his last 17 games.

ROSTER MOVE: The Mets have selected the contract of Bisons LHP Jon Switzer. The southpaw was 0-2 with a 2.13ERA in 21 games out of the Buffalo bullpen. He allowed just 21 hits while striking out 29 in 25.1 innings of work. The Mets needed an arm after placing RHP John Maine on the D.L. today.

COACHING MOVE: The Herd welcomed in new Hitting Coach Bill Masse to the organization yesterday. Masse held the same position with Binghamton (AA). Prior to 2009, Masse compiled a 610-560 record in nine seasons as a minor league manager.

BULLY FOR THE PEN: RHP Adam Bostick has not allowed a run in four outings (6.0IP) since joining the Herd. RHP Tim McNab recorded the win yesterday and has only allowed one earned run in his last 13.1 innings pitched. RHP Eddie Kuntz has allowed one earned run with six strikeouts and only one walk in his last 9.2 innings pitched.

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