News & Notes: Game 117
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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the second game of a four-game set from Coca-Cola Field (7:05p.m.). The Herd look to even the series at one game apiece after the I-Pigs took game one last night, 12-6. After this four-game set, Buffalo travels to Syracuse for two games against the Chiefs, August 18-19.
vs. THE I-PIGS: The Herd is 2-6 against Lehigh Valley this season. The Bisons lost a three-game set in Lehigh Valley (2-1) from May 5-7 and a four-game set here at Coca-Cola Field, May 25-28 (3-1). The Bisons have gone 6-7 (.462) at home against the I-Pigs since Lehigh Valley’s arrival in the IL in 2008.
MR. MISCH: LHP Pat Misch will make his third start with the Bisons tonight. In his last outing, the southpaw allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings in a no-decision against Rochester on Monday (Game 2 of DH). He struck out four and walked just one Red Wings hitter in the game.
THE REY TO BE: INF Argenis Reyes comes into tonight’s contest riding a 13-game hit streak. During the streak that began August 1, Reyes is hitting .390 (23-59) with six runs scored and seven RBI. He has collected seven multi-hit games during the hit streak including two consecutive three-hit performances. The Bisons longest hit streak of the season came compliments of INF Javier Castillo, who hit in 16 straight from June 26 – July 12.
HITTIN’ HERD: Last night, six different Bisons had multi-hit performances, including three hits apiece for INF Argenis Reyes and INF Andy Green. The Herd totaled 16 hits in the game, matching their season high set two other times. OF Jesus Feliciano, who collected two hits last night, leads the Bisons with 31 multi-hit games this season.
BISONS BITS: OF Chip Ambres is hitting .333 (18-54) in his last 14 games with nine runs scored, seven doubles, and 10 RBI… INF Andy Green is on a seven-game hit streak in which he has hit .448 (13-29) with two runs scored and six RBI… Despite going 0-for-5 last night, INF Wilson Valdez is hitting .296 with the Herd in 34 games after hitting just .198 with Columbus in 41 games to start the season. Valdez has not committed an error since June 28 for the Bisons, his only error while with Buffalo.