News & Notes: Game 103

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Toledo Mud Hens in the first game of a four-game series from Fifth Third Field (7:00 p.m.). The Herd is coming off a 3-1 series win at home against Pawtucket. Today’s game is part of an eight-game roadtrip as the club will travel to Columbus for a four-game series after Wednesday’s off day.

vs. THE HENS: The Bisons split a four-game series with the Mud Hens at Coca-Cola Field, July 16-19. The series included a Buffalo sweep of a doubleheader on July 18 with 1-0 and 2-0 scores. The Bisons won the season series a year ago 5-3 because they won three of the four games at Fifth Third Field.

PITCHING STAFF ON A ROLL: The Bisons’ pitching staff has really excelled recently. The team has posted a stellar 1.86ERA over its last 10 games. During the stretch, Herd hurlers have struck out 65 and allowed just 75 hits in 87.0 innings of work. Last night’s game was the first time in 10 games the team issued more than two walks in a contest (5 last night). Overall, the Bisons pitching staff is up to the 4th best in the International League (3.72ERA).

ON THE SNYD: RHP Kyle Snyder makes his third consecutive start for the Bisons tonight. The versatile pitcher has made seven starts and 19 relief appearances for the Herd this year. He threw five innings and struck out six batters on Monday in Indianapolis. He made one appearances against Toledo as a reliever, allowing a run in two innings of work.

THE HITS KEEP COMING: OF Jesus Feliciano has matched a personal season-high with his current eight-game hit streak. Since July 24, Feliciano has averaged .344 (11-32) with two doubles and five runs scored. Feliciano also hit in eight straight, July 6-16 (.387, 12-31). Feliciano ranks 5th in the International League in average (.312) and 4th in total hits (110).

McNAB’N VICTORIES: RHP Tim McNab enters today’s game with a 12.2 consecutive scoreless innings streak. The stretch is the longest on the year for a Bisons reliever. He also leads the bullpen with five wins. McNab is now 5-2 with an impressive 1.90ERA in 42.2 innings of work this season.

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