April 2010

Buffalo at Pawtucket – Game 1

BUFFALO BISONS
Jason Pridie – CF
Russ Adams – 2B
Fernando Martinez – RF
Mike Hessman – 1B
Chris Carter – DH
Mike Cervenak – 3B
Jesus Feliciano – LF
Omir Santo – C
Ruben Tejada – SS

Tobi Stoner – RHP

PAWTUCKET RED SOX
Kevin Fransden – 2B
Jorge Jiminez – 3B
Angel Sanchez – SS
Tug Hulett – DH
Aaron Bates – 1B
Dusty Brown – C
Daniel Nava – LF
Bubba Bell – CF
Matt Sheely – RF

Michael Bowden – RHP

UPDATED: 4:02 p.m.
The Buffalo Bisons today announced that RHP ELMER DESSENS has been placed on the team’s disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Dessens, 39, left in the ninth inning of the Bisons’ game on Tuesday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after delivering a called strike three to Yankees’ hitter Chad Huffman. On the season, Dessens is 3-0 with a 1.29ERA and two saves in five appearances for Buffalo (7.0IP, 7H, R, ER, 3BB, 6K).

Dessens saved a team-high 11 games for Buffalo in 2009 before pitching in 28 games with the New York Mets.

~ Ben Wagner

Buffalo pounds Rochester, 12-3

The Bisons posted season-highs in runs and hits as they pounded the rival Red Wings, 12-3, on Thursday afternoon from Rochester. Josh Thole drove in four, Jesus Feliciano scored four times and the team combined for 15 total base hits.

FULL RECAP: Click here

The bulk of the damage for Buffalo came in a five-run sixth inning as the team batted around for the first time in 2010. Nursing a 3-2 advantage, the Herd loaded the bases when Mike Cervenak doubled, Feliciano singled and Andy walked. Thole then drove a full count pitch from Rochester reliever Jose Lugo into the left-centerfield gap for a bases-clearing double.

The two-out rally continued when Fernando Martinez doubled to right-center for the 7-2 lead. Two batters later, Chris Carter collected his third hit of the game with an RBI-single through the left side. Carter went 6-8 with three doubles and a home run in the two-game series at Frontier Field.

The Bisons offense started early and used the extra-base hit to get on top of Rochester. Eight of Buffalo’s 15 hits went for more than one base, including doubles by Carter and Feliciano in the second inning to erase an early 1-0 Wings’ lead. Alex Cintron singled home Feliciano three pitches later for a 2-1 edge.

Ahead 8-2 in the seventh, the Bisons poured it on thanks to a former Red Wings. Jason Pridie tripled home a pair on his third hit of the game before scoring on Thole’s sacrifice fly.

Dillon Gee (3-0) kept his early season success going with another victory. The righty saw his shutout streak end at 13 innings when Erik Lis singled home Trevor Plouffe five batters into the game for the afternoon’s first run. Gee had posted back-to-back scoreless efforts to start the season.

Against Rochester, Gee worked five innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He walked none and struck out four.

Bobby Parnell retired nine of the 10 batters he faced. Mike O’Connor allowed a run in the ninth inning before closing out the win.

Andy Green made his first start this season and went 3-4 with a double, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored. The infielder was activated on Wednesday after missing the first 12 games of the season with a right hamstring strain

Lineups: Buffalo at Rochester – G2

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

Dillon Gee – RHP

ROCHESTER -
Jason Repko – CF
Trevor Plouffe – SS
Brian Dinkelman – LF
Danny Valencia – 3B
Erik Lis – DH
Luke Hughes – 2B
Dustin Martin – RF
Brock Peterson – 1B
Allan de San Miguel – C

Yoslan Herrera – RHP

~ Ben Wagner / Buffalo Bisons

BisonsTV: Homestand highlights

The first homestand of 2010 is in the books! The Herd took on the Pawtucket Red Sox and Scranton/WB Yankees and got great contributions from their offense, defense and pitching staff.

Postgame comments, highlights and more features: CLICK HERE!

Buffalo at Rochester – G1

BUFFALO –
Jason Pridie – CF
Russ Adams – 2B
Fernando Martinez – RF
Mike Hessman – DH
Chris Carter – 1B
Mike Cervenak – 3B
Omir Santo – C
Ruben Tejada – SS

Adam Pettyjohn – LHP

ROCHESTER -
Brian Dinkelman – LF
Trevor Plouffe – SS
Luke Hughes – 2B
Danny Valencia – DH
Wilson Ramos – C
Brock Peterson – 1B
Dustin Martin – RF
Matt Tolbert – 3B
Jason Repko – CF

Jeff Manship – RHP

~ Ben Wagner / Buffalo Bisons

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