Left Stranded, Bisons lose 5-4
The Bisons lost their first four-game series of the season on Sunday when they fell to the Indians, 5-4, from Victory Field. The Herd’s 4-3 victory on Saturday night was the only win the team could collect during their four-game stay in Indianapolis.
The Bisons lost 9-2 on Thursday night and 8-5 on Friday night. The only other series Buffalo has lost in 2010 was from April 12-13 when the club was swept in a two-game set by Syracuse.
The Bisons had their chances to win on Sunday. The team left a season-high 15 men on base and hit just 3-16 with runners in scoring position. Herd had runners on base in every inning. They left the bases loaded in the first inning and two men on in the second, fifth, seventh and ninth frames.
Buffalo did have a 2-1 lead in this game following a two-run triple from Josh Thole in the third inning. Thole had three hits on the day and singled home another run in the fifth inning to tie the score at three.
Indy’s Brian Myrow hit a home run off of R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fifth to give his team the lead. The Indians then added a very important insurance run in the seventh as Neil Walker took Adam Pettyjohn deep. The extra run proved to be the game winner as Chris Carter hit his fifth home run of the season to lead off the ninth inning.
Dickey (3-2) suffered the loss as he allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings of work.
The Bisons will now travel to Louisville for a four-game series against the Bats.
BISONS NOTES:Chris Carter extended his hit streak to 10 games with a single and a home run in four at-bats. He’s the third Bisons’ hitter to reach 10 games with a hit streak…Jesus Feliciano was ejected after being struck out swinging in the second inning. However, it appeared that Feliciano was more upset with himself than the calls of the umpire…Fernando Martinez left the game in the bottom of the first inning. He appeared to hurt himself legging out a ground ball.