Hessman, Carter blasts give Buffalo win
Mike Hessman and Chris Carter hit mammoth home runs and provided all the offense needed in Buffalo’s 2-1, 11-inning victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon from PNC Field. Buffalo has now won two of the first three games in their series against the Yankees with all three games decided by one run.
Carter’s blast was the game-winner. The former Boston Red Sox farmhand wasted little time in the 11th inning, driving the first pitch he saw from reliever Jonathon Albaladejo to deep right field. Carter led Pawtucket last season with 16 homers and 61RBI.
Mike Hessman hit his first home run in a Bisons uniform in the eighth inning to put the first dent in the scoreboard. The minor leagues active leader in home runs hit #312 on a 1-2 pitch off Mark Melancon.
Pat Misch started the game for Buffalo and tossed six shutout innings in a no-decision. Manny Acosta made his Bisons debut and kept Scranton/Wilkes-Barre off the scoreboard in the seventh and eighth inning.