June 2009

Torres tempres Herd

Ten days after working a five inning perfect game, Charlotte’s Carlos Torres threw seven innings while holding the Bisons to three runs during a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon.

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Emil Brown took advantage of his opportunities at the plate, belting a 2-run homer and driving the third Buffalo run.

The Bisons are back in action on Monday night at 7:05 when Tobi Stoner makes his Coca-Cola Field debut versos Lucas Harrell.

News & Notes: Game 73

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TODAY’S GAME: Today, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Charlotte Knights in the second game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Field (7:05 p.m.). The Knights took the opener last night with a 4-1 win. The Bisons are coming off an eight-game roadtrip where they went 4-4 and hit .305 as a team. After this series concludes on Tuesday, the Bisons will have an off day on Wednesday before hosting a two-game series against rival Rochester.

vs. THE KNIGHTS: The Bisons are 2-3 against the Knights this season. The two teams split a four-game series in Charlotte, June 19-22. The Bisons have outscored the Knights 24-18 in the season-series. The Bisons won the season series over Charlotte last season, 5-3.

SCORING EARLY: The Bisons scored in the 1st inning in six of their last nine games (11 total 1st inning runs). Last night, Chip Ambres provided the early tally with his second home run as a Bison. Buffalo has scored 39 first inning runs this year, the most in any inning.

FELICIANO FEELIN’ IT: Despite going 0-4 last night, OF Jesus Feliciano remains among the top hitters in the International League. Feliciano is hitting .308 this year, 9th-best in the IL. The outfielder has hit safely in 24 of his last 30 games since May 23. During this stretch, he has averaged .360 (40-111) with eight doubles, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored.

FELLIN’ SULLY: OF Cory Sullivan had another hit last night and has now averaged .412 (7-17) over a four-game hit streak. But Sullivan’s hot stretch at the plate goes beyond that. In the 31 games since May 22, Sullivan has averaged .360 (41-114). The stretch includes 13 multi-hit games and a pair of four-hit efforts. It has raised Sullivan’s season average 82 points from .202 to .284.

HITTIN’ HERD: The Bisons offense has been red hot of late. The Bisons pounded out 16 hits on Friday night to tie a season high they set on June 19 against the Knights. Buffalo hit .305 as a team and averaged 5.3 runs/game over their recent eight-game roadtrip. The Herd has come alive in the month of June, posting a .270 (217-805) team batting average in the month. That’s the 4th highest June average in the IL.

Egbert stifles Herd

The Herd has come alive in the month of June, posting a .275 (213-775) team batting average in the month. That’s 2nd best in the IL behind only Rochester (.284) but Jack Egbert was pitching the best game of his season. Egbert faced just three over the minimum through his season best eight innings while striking out seven.

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Chip Ambres popped his second home run in the first inning… Mike Lamb was held hitless for the first time in 11 games.

News & Notes: Game 72

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Charlotte Knights in the first game of a four-game set from Coca-Cola Field (7:05 p.m.). The Herd and Knights split a four-game series (June 19-22) in Charlotte. Buffalo took the first two games by outscoring Charlotte 15-4, but the Knights evened the series behind two, one-run victories.

KNIGHT’S NIGHT: RHP Brandon Knight gets the start tonight for the Herd looking to bounce back from a rough outing against Charlotte his last time out, when he gave up seven earned runs in four innings. However, the last time Knight toed the rubber at Coca-Cola Field he delivered a 109-pitch (80 strike) complete game against the Durham Bulls, allowing just one run on six hits. The veteran leads the Bisons pitching staff with 68 strikeouts on the year.

HITTIN’ HERD: The Bisons pounded out 16 hits on Friday night to tie a season high they set on June 19 against the Knights. Buffalo hit .305 as a team and averaged 5.3 runs/game over their recent eight-game roadtrip. The Herd has come alive in the month of June, posting a .275 (213-775) team batting average in the month. That’s 2nd best in the IL behind only Rochester (.284).

SCORING EARLY: The Bisons scored in the 1st inning in five of the eight games on their recent roadtrip (10 total 1st inning runs). The Herd won four of the five games in which they plated a runner in the first inning. Buffalo has scored 38 first inning runs this year, the most in any inning.

FELICIANO FEELIN’ IT: OF Jesus Feliciano has been the Bisons most consistent hitter all season. Feliciano has hit safely in 24 of his last 29 games since May 23. During this stretch, he has averaged .374 (40-107) with eight doubles, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored. The solid month stretch has raised Feliciano’s average 53 points to .313, which is currently 6th best in the International League.

ROSTER MOVES: The Bisons have added INF Wilson Valdez and LHP Jon Switzer to their active roster. Both players were designated for assignment by the Mets. Valdez hit .208 (5-24) in 11 games with New York after being acquired in a trade with Cleveland. Switzer posted an 8.10ERA in four games (3.1IP) with New York after beginning the 2009 campaign with the Herd.

Bisons split Braves, trip

With their solid 7-5 victory over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday night, the Bisons made sure to even things up on many levels. The victory gave the club a split of the first four-game series it ever played in Gwinnett. The win also gave Buffalo a 4-4 split of the season series with the Braves and evened the Herd’s record over their most recent eight-game southern roadtrip at 4-4.

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BISONS NOTES: The game took three hours and 15 minutes, matching Opening Day as the longest nine-inning game for Buffalo this year…The Bisons defeated their 2008 Pitcher of the Year, John Halama. The veteran southpaw was making his second start with Gwinnett…With two RBI, Feliciano ties Fernando Martinez for tops on the team with 28 this season.

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