August 2009

News & Notes: Game 118

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TODAY’S GAME: This afternoon, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the third game of a four-game set from Coca-Cola Field (1:05p.m.). The series is tied at a game apiece following the Herd’s 7-5 victory last night. The Bisons are 6-4 in their last 10 games. After tomorrow’s series finale, the Herd travels to Syracuse for a two-game set with the Chiefs.

vs. THE I-PIGS: The Herd is 3-6 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 7-7 (.500) at home against the I-Pigs since Lehigh Valley’s arrival in the IL in 2008.

HITTIN’ HERD: The Bisons offense has averaged .305 in the first 15 games of August -seven points better than any other team in the International League. The Bisons are scoring 5.5 runs/game this month and have launched 14 home runs in 15 games (3rd most in IL). Seven different Bisons hitters are averaging .314 or better in the month, led by INF Argenis Reyes (.413), INF Wilson Valdez (.366) and INF Andy Green (.328).

THE REY TO BE: INF Argenis Reyes has ramped up his hit streak. Not only has he hit in 14-straight games, he has three consecutive three-hit games. Since the streak began on August 1, Reyes has averaged .413 (26-63) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, seven RBI and eight runs scored. It’s the second-longest active hit streak in the IL (IND Brian Bixler, 15) and the second-longest for a Bisons player this season. (INF Javier Castillo, 16 games June 26 – July 12).

HIT STREAKIN: Other Bisons hitting streaks include INF Andy Green, who has averaged .455 (15-33) over the last seven games. Also at seven games is OF Chip Ambres, who has averaged .407 (11-27) since August 9. Ambres has four doubles, a home run and seven RBI in seven games this homestand.

HALL OF FAME: Prior to today’s game, former INF/Coach Carlos Garcia and former INF Dave Hollins will be inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame. Garcia was an American Association All-Star in 1992 and Hitting Coach for the Herd’s 2004 Governors’ Cup Championship. Hollins slugged 112 big league home runs before joining the Herd in 2000-2001. Greats “Rube” Kisinger and Joe Knight will also be inducted into the IL Hall of Fame.

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.

I-Pigs get opener

The IronPigs doubled up the Bisons on Friday 12-6 to win the series opener. Buffalo matched a season high 16 hits in the loss with Argenis Reyes and Andy Green collecting three hits apiece. Four others had a mulit hit game.

READ: The game story

Buffalo and Lehigh Valley get back to action on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

News & Notes: Game 116

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the first game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Field (7:35p.m.). The Herd lost their last series against Rochester 3-2, with a loss yesterday in the rubber-match, 9-4. The Bisons have won five of their last eight games. After this four-game set, Buffalo travels to Syracuse for two games, 8/18-19.

vs. THE I-PIGS: The Herd is 2-5 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). Buffalo has gone 6-6 (.500) at home against the I-Pigs since their return to the IL in 1998.

THE REY TO BE: INF Argenis Reyes comes into tonight’s game with the Bisons third-longest hit streak on the season. Reyes has hit in 12 straight games since August 1, averaging .370 (20-54). The Bisons longest hit streak of the season came compliments of INF Javier Castillo, who hit in 16 straight from June 26 – July 12.

THE GREEN MACHINE: INF Andy Green continued his hot streak at the plate with another solid outing yesterday. Green went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, and an RBI. He currently has a six-game hit streak, in which he has gone 10-24 (.417) with two runs scored, and five RBI. Green has also proven to be very clutch with runners in scoring position for the Bisons this season going 7-23 (.304) with nine runs batted in.

CHIP AHOY: OF Chip Ambres has also been solid at the plate as of late. The outfielder went 1-3 with a double, two RBI, and a walk in yesterday’s game. In his last 13 games, Ambres has a .320 average (16-50), with nine runs scored, seven doubles and nine RBI. The veteran has raised his average 31 points going from a .209 to a .240 average during this stretch, 7/28-8/13.

VALDEZ FOR PREZ: INF Wilson Valdez has been on fire his last six games. The infielder had his fifth multi-hit game out of his last six games with a three-hit game yesterday. The only game he has failed to have a multi-hit performance in this streak came on August 8 when he only had one plate appearance. In this streak, Valdez has batted 10-21 (.476) with four runs scored.

Rochester rallies late for win

Rochester broke open a 5-4 game with a four run eighth to win a rubber game 9-4 over Buffalo on Thursday.

READ: Full Recap.

The Bisons went 2-3 against the Redwings to being the homestand and will welcome Lehigh Valley to town on Friday at 7:35 p.m.

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