After unbeaten spring, here comes the Herd
The Buffalo Bisons (7-0-2) concluded their spring training exhibition schedule with a 7-2 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs (Florida) on Friday afternoon from Port St. Lucie, FL.
The Herd was unbeaten this spring with seven wins, two ties and one rainout in their 10-game schedule against the Triple-A affiliates of the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals.
On Friday, the Bisons rode a five-run first inning to victory. The team hit for the cycle in the first frame, starting with a home run from Mets’ shortstop Jose Reyes. Reyes went 1-4 with a walk while playing seven innings at shortstop for the Bisons.
OF JASON PRIDIE followed with a triple and scored two batters later on INF IKE DAVIS’S two-run double. INF MIKE CERVENAK finished off the inning with a two-run single.
INF MIKE HESSMAN drove in the other two runs in the game, while OF JESUS FELICIANO, C JOSH THOLE and INF LUIS HERNANDEZ also collected base hits for Buffalo on Friday.
On the mound, LHP BOBBY LIVINGSTON collected the win for Buffalo. The southpaw allowed two runs on five hits in five innings of work. Livingston walked one and struck out three.
There are just 12 days until the Bisons’ 2010 Home Opener on Wednesday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.). Tickets are now on-sale at bisons.com or by calling THE-HERD at (843-4373).