August 2009

News & Notes: Game 129

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in the final game of a four-game set at PNC Field (7:05 p.m.). The Bisons are looking to earn a split of the series after yesterday’s 7-2 win. Tonight’s game is part of a season-long nine-game roadtrip for the Herd. After this series, the Bisons will play two in Pawtucket before a three-game series against the Red Wings in Rochester.

vs. THE YANKS: The Bisons are 4-9 against the Yankees this year. After the Yanks swept a four-game series at Coca-Cola Field from April 13-16, the two clubs have split three straight two-game sets. The Bisons and Yanks still have two more games to play in Buffalo, NY on September 2-3.

WELCOME MASON: RHP Chris Mason will make his Bisons debut tonight. The right hander was called up from Double-A Binghamton today after going 1-1 with a 2.87ERA in four games and three starts with the B-Mets. Mason began the year with 25 appearances in the Rays’ minor league system before being released on July 24. Mason has a 4-6 record in 32 overall games (9 starts) between Tampa Bay’s and New York’s systems.

OFFENSE EXPLOSION: All nine Bisons batters in the starting lineup last night recorded a hit and six different players scored a run in the team’s 7-2 victory last night. Buffalo had 13 hits overall, including two each from INF Argenis Reyes, INF/OF Nick Evans, INF Mike Lamb and DH Josh Petersen. Reyes was the lone Bisons player to score two runs in the game.

ONE OFF THE TOP: OF Jesus Feliciano now trails Gwinnett’s Barbaro Cannizares by three hits for the most in the International League. Feliciano has 133 hits this season, 34 more hits than any of his teammates (INF Mike Lamb, 99). Feliciano’s .303 batting average is also tied for 9th in the IL. The outfielder also leads the Bisons in runs (51), doubles (28) and stolen bases (12).

BISONS BITS: LHP Arturo Lopez has posted a 1.65ERA in his last seven relief appearances (16.1IP)…INF Mike Lamb has averaged .337 (32-95) with runners in scoring position. He leads the team with 46RBI on the season…RHP Jim Ed Warden has struck out 18 batters in only 11.1 innings with the Herd.

Bisons Win Big in Scranton/WB, 7-2

The Bisons offense came alive on Monday night and everyone was involved.
All nine starting Herd batters got a hit and six different Bisons scored a run as Buffalo busted out a 7-2 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Monday night from PNC Field.

READ: Game Story

BISONS NOTES: Prior to the game, the New York Mets recalled Bisons LHP Ken Takahashi…Mike Lamb now leads the Bisons with 46RBI on the season…Nick Evans also doubled, giving him 14 extra-base hits this month (7 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs).

News & Notes: Game 128

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in the third game of a four-game set at PNC Field (7:05 p.m.). The Yanks currently lead the series 2-0 after yesterday’s 2-1 win. Tonight’s game is part of a season-long nine-game roadtrip for the Herd. After this series, the Bisons will play two in Pawtucket before a three-game series against the Red Wings in Rochester.

vs. THE YANKS: The Bisons are 3-9 against the Yankees this year. After the Yanks swept a four-game series at Coca-Cola Field from April 13-16, the two clubs have split three straight two-game sets. The Bisons and Yanks still have two more games to play in Buffalo, NY on September 2-3.

ON BROADWAY: RHP Lance Broadway is looking to repeat his last performance against the Yankees. On July 8 in his only start against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year, Broadway threw a 9.0-inning complete game to beat the Yanks. In that game, he allowed just one run on seven hits while striking out five. Broadway is trying to rebound off a pair of losses his last two starts.

ONE OFF THE TOP: With his hit yesterday, OF Jesus Feliciano kept pace with the two other hit leaders in the International League. Feliciano has 133 hits on the season, just one shy of the IL held by Gwinnett’s Barbaro Cannizares and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Austin Jackson. Feliciano’s .303 batting average is also tied for 9th in the IL. The outfielder also leads the Bisons in runs (51), doubles (28) and stolen bases (12).

NICK THE STICK: INF/OF Nick Evans became the first Bisons batter to reach 10 home runs yesterday with his first-inning blast. The slugger is hitting .283 (26-92) in August with a .554 slugging percentage. Evans has six doubles, two triples and five home runs already this month.

BISONS BITS: With his inning of relief work last night, RHP Derrick Ellison became the 60th player to play for the Bisons this season…The Bisons have lost three straight games by one run (2-1, 1-0, 2-1). Buffalo is 18-25 in one-run games this year…OF Chip Ambres has collected an outfield assist in back-to-back games. He also has three outfield assists in his last five games.

Yanks take tight one

Not much changed for the Bisons a day later in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Pitching still ruled, the rains still came and unfortunately for the Herd, it was on the short end of another low-scoring game, falling 2-1 against the Yankees.

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Adam Pettyjohn delivered another solid outing for Buffalo but the Yankees came away with the 2-1 victory over the Bisons, Sunday afternoon from PNC Field. The Herd has now lost three straight close games with finals of 2-1, 1-0 and 2-1.

News & Notes: Game 127

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TODAY’S GAME: This afternoon, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in the second game of a four-game series at PNC Field (7:05 p.m.). The Yanks struck first with a 1-0 victory last night. Today’s game is part of a season-long nine-game roadtrip for the Herd. After this series, the Bisons will play two in Pawtucket before a three-game series against the Red Wings in Rochester.

vs. THE YANKS: The Bisons are 3-8 against the Yankees this year. After the Yanks swept a four-game series at Coca-Cola Field from April 13-16, the two clubs have split three straight two-game sets. The Bisons and Yanks still have two more games to play in Buffalo, NY on September 2-3.

NOT SO PETTY: LHP Adam Pettyjohn is making his fifth start with the Bisons today and sixth overall appearance since joining the team on July 27. The southpaw dominated his last time out, hurling seven innings of shutout baseball on Tuesday in Syracuse. In that outing, Pettyjohn needed just 83 pitches to get through seven innings, with three strikeouts and only five hits allowed. In his three road starts this year, Pettyjohn is 1-1 with a 2.14ERA.

ONE OFF THE TOP: OF Jesus Feliciano has six hits in his last 12 at-bats. His single last night was his 132nd hit of the season. That total is just one shy of the International League lead, held by Gwinnett’s Barbaro Cannizares and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Austin Jackson. Feliciano’s .303 batting average is also tied for 7th in the IL. The outfielder also leads the Bisons in runs (51), doubles (28) and stolen bases (12).

IN LIKE A LAMB: INF Mike Lamb is hitting .313 (26-83) in the month of August. The veteran has eight doubles, a home run, 14RBI and 13 runs scored in only 23 games this month. On the season, the veteran has averaged .330 (31-90) with runners in scoring position.

BULLY FOR THE PEN: RHP Jim Ed Warden has been a great addition tot he Bisons bullpen. Since his promotion on August 3, the hurler is 1-0 with a 1.59ERA and a save. He’s come in and retired the first batter in all seven of his outings and has amassed 18 strikeouts in only 11.1 innings of work.

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