Misch deals, Bisons get big hits
The Bisons snapped their three-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon, with a 6-3 come from behind victory over the Charlotte Knights from Knights Stadium.
Trailing 2-0 going into the seventh inning the Bisons got the offense going scoring six runs over innings seven and eight, after being able to muster just three hits over the first six innings.
Jorge Padilla got aboard on a leadoff infield single in the seventh inning and advanced to second on a throwing error by the third baseman Brent Morel. He would move up to third on a groundout by Mike Jacobs and would score the Herd’s first run of the game on a wild pitch by Knight’s starter Jeff Marquez.
Valentino Pascucci was then walked and two batters later Mike Cervenak was hit by a pitch, followed by an Andy Green walk. That loaded the bases for J.R. House, who smacked a two-run double up the right field line to put the Bisons up 3-2.
Buffalo would then add insurance and go up 6-2 in the eighth frame on a three-run homer off the bat of Valentino Pascucci, his ninth of the year in his 100th at bat of the season with Buffalo.
With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, the game was delayed one hour and 37 minutes due to rain. Once the game resumed it took just nine minutes to conclude.
Pat Misch picked up his team leading seventh win of the season and his second win of the road trip by going six innings and giving up two runs on seven hits.
The Bisons will look to even up the series and the eight game road trip record with a win tomorrow in the road trip finale against Charlotte from Knights Stadium with a 7:15 p.m. start time.
BISONS NOTES: With two strikeouts in the eighth inning, Manny Acosta has now struck out at least one batter in each of his last seven outings (13 K, 7.2 IP)…Pat Misch has now allowed three or fewer runs in 12 of his 15 outings this season and the Bisons are 11-4 in games he starts…The Bisons won just their sixth game in the last 19 contests at Knights Stadium.