Pitching powers win
The Bisons won their fourth straight game on Saturday night, 4-1 in the first game of a four-game road trip against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park.
Dillon Gee delivered another quality start for the Herd giving up just a run on three hits over 6.2 innings. The lone run came on a Melvin Dorta solo homer in the third frame. Gee improved to 5-1 on the year.
Gee figured into the game offensively as well, leading off the third inning with a walk. After advancing to third on a double by Jesus Feliciano, Gee scored the Bisons first run of the game on a Mike Jacobs groundout.
The Bisons broke the 1-1 tie in the seventh. Following a Josh Thole double, Gee grounded a ball to IronPigs third-baseman Cody Ransom. The ball however was booted off the heel of Ransom’s glove, bounded into left field, and allowed Thole to score the go-ahead run.
The Bisons would tack on two more insurance runs in the ninth inning. One run came in via an Oscar Villarreal error and the other on a pinch-hit RBI single by D.J. Wabick.
Adam Pettyjohn and John Lujan combined for 2.1 innings of hitless relieve of Gee to close out the victory and improve the Bisons to a season best nine games above .500.
Buffalo will look to extend their winning streak tomorrow afternoon with a 1:35 p.m. start time from Coca-Cola Park.
BISONS NOTES: Jesus Feliciano went 2-4 tonight to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, which ties a team season high…Mike Jacobs went 1-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to seven games…Jon Malo made his 2010 Bisons debut in the ninth inning to pinch-run for Valentino Pascucci…Emmanuel Garcia had his first multi-hit game for the Bisons going 2-4.