April 2010

Jacobs joins Bisons

The Buffalo Bisons today announced that INF MIKE JACOBS has been added to the team’s active roster.

Jacobs, 29, began the season with the Mets but was designated for assignment on April 18. With New York, Jacobs hit .208 (5-24) with a home run, two RBI and three walks in seven games. He reached base safely in all but one of his games with the Mets.

Jacobs signed a minor league deal with the Mets on February 10 and made the big league club out of spring training. Last season, Jacobs hit 19 home runs and drove in 61 runs in 128 games with the Kansas City Royals. In 2008, he set career highs with 32 home runs and 93RBI while playing 141 games with the Florida Marlins.

Jacobs was originally drafted by the Mets in the 38th round of the 1999 draft and made his major league debut playing 30 games with New York in 2005. In that first stint with the Mets, Jacobs hit .310 (31-100) with 11 home runs and 23RBI.

Bisons, Dickey win 4-2

R.A. Dickey spun his magic and once again the Pawtucket hitters were mystified.

For the second time in 10 days, the Bisons’ knuckleballer dominated the Red Sox. This time, the veteran took his show on the road and led the Herd to a 4-2 victory on Saturday afternoon.

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Dickey allowed two runs in eight innings of work. He struck out five and posted four 1-2-3 innings as part of his 110-pitch effort. At one point, Dickey retired seven batters in a row, giving the Bisons offense a chance to rebound from an early deficit.

Buffalo trailed 2-1 in the sixth inning with their only run coming on a bases-loaded doubleplay off the bat of Josh Thole in the second. With Mike Hessman aboard, Mike Cervenak came through with two out in the sixth when he drove a 2-0 pitch from Randor Bierd to deep left-centerfield for his second homer of the season.

The Bisons added insurance in the ninth inning thanks to the red-hot Ruben Tejada. The shortstop had two more hits, including a double that scored Andy Green all the way from first base. Tejada has now hit in five straight games with three multi-hit efforts.

John Lujan made his Triple-A debut in the bottom of the ninth and struck out two batters in his first save of the season.

BISONS NOTES:Chris Carter went 2-3 with a walk against his former team…Andy Green was 1-3 with two runs scored and has hit in all three games since been activated off the disabled list.

Buffalo at Pawtucket – Game 2

Updated: 11:25 a.m.

Jason Pridie – CF
Josh Thole – C
Chris Carter – 1B
Mike Hessman – 3B
Alex Cintron – DH
Mike Cervenak – LF
Jesus Feliciano – RF
Andy Green – SS
Ruben Tejada – 2B

R.A. Dickey – RHP

Kevin Fransden – SS
Jorge Jiminez – 3B
Angel Sanchez – DH
Tug Hulett – 2B
Aaron Bates – 1B
Mark Wagner – C
Daniel Nava – LF
Bubba Bell – CF
Matt Sheely – RF

Randor Bierd – RHP

PawSox push past Bisons 5-3

Jorge Jimenez clubbed a two-run home run and Daniel Nava plated two more with a triple as the Red Sox defended McCoy Stadium with a 5-3 victory over the Herd on Friday night. Buffalo dropped to 8-7 on the season and 1-2 on their current six-game roadtrip.

The Bisons had nine hits to Pawtucket’s five, but went 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Still, Buffalo built an early 2-0 lead against their IL North division rival.

Fernando Martinez’ sac fly in the first inning gave the Bisons the lead and Pawtucket pitcher Michael Bowden hit Chris Carter with the bases loaded in the third for the 2-0 edge.

From that point on, the PawSox took over. Jimenez’s homer in the bottom of the third tied the score. An inning later, Aaron Bates and Dusty Brown drew walks in front of Nava’s triple. Nava then scored on Bubba Bell’s sac fly.

Buffalo brought the tying run to plate with no outs in the ninth against former Bisons’ reliever Fernando Cabrera. But after Ruben Tejada and Jason Pridie got aboard, Cabrera retired three straight to earn the save.

The loss for the Herd went to Tobi Stoner (0-2). He walked five and gave up five runs in six innings of work.

Fernando Martinez saw his nine-game hit streak came to an end. Martinez had averaged .308 (12-39) since April 12 but finished Friday night’s game 0-3 with 2RBI. Ruben Tejada finished the game 2-3 and now has six hits in his last 14 at-bats. Prior to the game, the Bisons placed Elmer Dessens on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Mookie Wilson visits Bisons

Mookie Wilson has returned to the Mets system this season as an outfield and baserunning coordinator. BisonsTV caught up to the Mets great in Buffalo to talk about his career…and, of course, to ask about the 1986 World Series.

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