September 2009

News & Notes: Game 142

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the fourth game of a five-game in four-day series from Coca-Cola Park (5:35 p.m.). The Bisons trail 1-2 so far in the series but did collect the 6-4 victory last night. After today’s games, the Bisons and IronPigs will conclude the 2009 season with an afternoon game on Monday.

HIT RACE: The Bisons team MVP OF Jesus Feliciano used a three-hit game last night to take a three-hit lead in the International League hit race. Feliciano’s 151 hits on the season are three more than Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s OF Austin Jackson (148) and four more than Gwinnett’s INF Barbaro Cannizares (147). Feliciano becomes just the eighth Bisons player in the modern era to reach the 150-hit plateau. The last Bisons players to accomplish the feat where INF Jhonny Peralta (181) and INF Brandon Phillips (158) in 2004.

GETTING CHIPPY: OF Chip Ambres enters tonight’s game on an 11-game hit streak. The veteran has hit .372 (16-43) since August 27, with three doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored. It’s the second time Ambres has reached the 10-game mark with a hit streak this year. Ambres also hit in 10 straight from August 9-18, averaging .410 (16-39) over that stretch.

vs. THE IRONPIGS: The Bisons are 6-8 against Lehigh Valley this season. The Bisons victory last night gives them the chance to still split the season series with the IronPigs. Buffalo would have to win the next two games to earn the 8-8 split. The two clubs split their first ever season-series in 2008 with each home team winning five or eight games.

Herd powers past 'Pigs

The Bisons pounded out 16 hits on the way to a 6-4 win in Lehigh Valley Saturday night. Jesus Feliciano collected three more hits in the win, now giving him 151 on the year – an IL best.

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Buffalo is back in action on Sunday at 5:35 p.m.

Bisons drop double-dip

The IronPigs posted back-to-back wins over the Bisons on Friday night to begin the final series of the season.

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Buffalo and Lehigh Valley play game three of the five on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

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News & Notes: Game 139

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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the first two games of a five-game in four-day series from Coca-Cola Park (5:35 p.m.). This set will be the final games for the Herd in the 2009 season. The Bisons are coming off a 2-2 homestand where they split a pair of two-game sets with Rochester and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

vs. THE IRONPIGS: The Bisons are 5-6 against Lehigh Valley this season. The IronPigs won six of the first eight contests this year, but Buffalo has won three straight games against Lehigh Valley heading into tonight. The Herd is still looking for its first series win against the I-Pigs at Coca-Cola Park.

FELICIANO MVP: The Bisons team Most Valuable Player OF Jesus Feliciano had another strong game yesterday with three hits in four at-bats. The outfielder is now in a three-way tie with Gwinnett’s Barbaro Canizares and Scranton/Wilkes-Barres Austin Jackson for the most hits in the International League (146). Feliciano’s .304 is also 7th-best in the IL.

MASONRY: RHP Chris Mason has been a great late-season addition to the Herd’s rotation. The 25-year old has posted a 2.13ERA in his first two starts with the club. On Sunday, Mason allowed three runs in 5.2 innings of work in Rochester. That start came on the heels of seven shutout innings in his Bisons debut on August 25 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Mason began the year in Tampa Bay’s system and made one start for the Bulls on June 1 (4.0IP, 8H, 4ER).

GETTING CHIPPY: OF Chip Ambres enters tonight’s game on an eight-game hit streak. The veteran has hit .364 (12-33) since August 27, with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored. His two-run blast yesterday was his 12th homer of the season, eight of which have come as a Bison.

BISONS BITS: INF Argenis Reyes has seven multi-hit performances in his last 11 games. He has averaged .353 (18-51) since August 24…INF Luis Rivera gave the Bisons their fifth walk-off win with his 10th inning RBI-single last night…LHP Arturo Lopez makes his first start as a Bison today. The southpaw’s first 14 appearances with the team have all come out of the bullpen.

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