July 2009

Bisons take 2-1 win

The Bisons took a 1-0 lead behind a leadoff homer from Aregis Reyes on Wednesday night and held on all the way through for a 2-1 win over Louisville.

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Kyle Snyder made the spot start but Tim McNab earned the win while Brandon Knight posted the save. Kyle Snyder picked up his first pro hit and RBI in the game.

News & Notes: Game 93

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Louisville Bats in the third game of a four-game series from Louisville Slugger Field (7:05 p.m.). The Herd has lost the first two games of the series by scores of 5-1 and 5-2. After tomorrow night’s series finale, the Bisons will continue their eight-game roadtrip in Indianapolis with a four-game set with the Indians.

vs. THE BATS: The Bisons fell to 2-4 against Louisville this year after last night’s loss. The teams split a four-game set in Buffalo, April 30 – May 3. The Herd lost the season-series a year ago, 5-3. The Herd has a .532 winning percentage (50-44) against Louisville since returning to the IL in 1998.

SNYDER GETS THE START: RHP Kyle Snyder is set to toss today for the Herd. The versatile-veteran has been shuffled between the rotation and the bullpen all year. Snyder has worked in relief in his last eight appearances, posting a solid 2.76ERA in 16.1 innings of work (17H, 11K). One of his five starts on the year was against Louisville. Snyder fell in defeat in the second game of a doubleheader on May 2 after allowing two runs in four innings.

INSTANT OFFENSE: After being promoted to the Herd yesterday from Binghamton (AA), OF Josh Petersen had a terrific debut with the Bisons going 2-4 with two doubles and a run scored. In 57 games with the B-Mets, Petersen hit .326 (59-181) with three home runs and 27RBI. In his last 25 games, the outfielder has hit .379 (33-87) for Binghamton. Petersen played nine games for Triple-A New Orleans last year, hitting .200 (3-15) with three RBI.

KEEPING A HOT BAT: OF Jesus Feliciano collected another pair of singles and notched an RBI on Tuesday to raise his season batting average to .313. He is now 6th in the International League in hitting and 4th in total hits (98). Feliciano is on pace for 153 hits on the year, which would be the sixth highest total in the Bisons Modern Era.

GETTIN’ CHIPPY: OF Chip Ambres is one of the hottest hitters in the Bisons lineup. The veteran is now hitting .393 (11-28) in his last seven games. During the stretch, Ambres has four doubles, two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored.

Bats bounce Bisons 5-2

The Louisville Bats are virtually running away with the International League West Division. The Bats stretched their division lead even further on Tuesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Bisons at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats have now won nine of their last 11 games, including two straight from the Bisons to start this four-game series.

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The Bisons got a home run from Nick Evans, his fourth of the season. The loss for Buffalo went to Tobi Stoner (2-4). The Triple-A rookie allowed four runs in six inning of work.

News & Notes: Game 92

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Louisville Bats in the second game of a four-game series from Louisville Slugger Field (7:05 p.m.). The Herd lost the series opener last night, 5-1, to begin this eight-game roadtrip. After their series with the Bats, the Herd will continue on to Indianapolis for a four-game set with the Indians.

vs. THE BATS: The Bisons fell to 2-3 against Louisville this year after last night’s loss. The teams split a four-game set in Buffalo, April 30 – May 3. The Herd lost the season-series a year ago, 5-3. The Herd has a .538 winning percentage (50-43) against Louisville since returning to the IL in 1998.

HITS KEEP COMING: OF Jesus Feliciano collected a pair of singles on Monday to raise his season batting average to .311. He is now 8th in the International League in hitting and tied for 4th in total hits (96). Feliciano is on pace for 152 hits on the year, which would tied for the sixth highest total in the Bisons Modern Era. The last players to top the 150-hit mark in a season were INF Jhonny Peralta (181) and INF Brandon Phillips (158) in 2004.

GETTIN’ CHIPPY: OF Chip Ambres had two more hits last night, including an RBI-double. The veteran is now hitting .427 (10-24) in his last seven games. During the stretch, Ambres has four doubles, two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored.

ROSTER MOVE: OF Josh Petersen has been promoted to the team from Binghamton (AA). In 57 games with the B-Mets, Petersen hit .326 (59-181) with three home runs and 27RBI. In his last 25 games, the outfielder has hit .379 (33-87) for Binghamton. To make roster room, OF Emil Brown has been released from the Mets organization. Brown hit .256 (32-125) with two home runs and 13RBI in 34 games with Buffalo.

SULLY TO NEW YORK: OF Cory Sullivan was promoted to the Mets yesterday as former Bison RHP Fernando Nieve was placed on New York’s disabled list. Sullivan hit .290 (83-286) with a pair of home runs and 24RBI in 85 games with the Herd. The outfielder had averaged .318 (48-151) over his last 41 games with the club.

Louisville led by Lehr

The Bisons saw why Justin Lehr had the most wins in the league on Monday night. The right hander surrendered just one run over eight innings versus the Bisons during at 5-1 Bats win to start the series.

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At the plate for the Herd, Chip Ambres and Jesus Feliciano both had two hits. Bisons and Bats square off tomorrow night at 7:05 for game two of the four game set.

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