Win streak stopped by Sox
All good things eventually come to an end.
The Buffalo Bisons had their season-high eight game winning streak snapped tonight when they were defeated 6-4 by the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium.
The Herd jumped out to an early lead when Justin Turner homered in the top of the first inning to give the Bisons an early 1-0 advantage. The homer from Turner was his eighth of the year. A dropped third strike from a wild pitch would allow Turner to score again in the third inning as Buffalo led 2-0.
For Antonini (1-1) the worst came in the fourth inning after the Paw Sox scored two more following Delgado being hit by a pitch to make the score 4-2. The final line for Antonini was six innings pitched while giving up nine hits and six runs.
The Herd came roaring back, scoring a run in the fourth and fifth inning to tie up the game at four. J.R House hit his ninth double of the year to drive home Russ Adams and trim the Paw Sox’s lead to one.
Lucas Duda had another extra-base hit in the following inning as he sent a screaming line drive to right field, hitting the wall and allowing Turner to score as Duda strolled into second with ease.
For Duda his 2-4 night was good enough to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. Duda also had an RBI for his 50th in only his 52nd game with the Herd.
In the sixth inning with the game tied at four, Yamaico Navarro hit a solo home run to give the Paw Sox the lead, one that they would not give back.
With the Navarro home run the Bisons saw another streak come to an end, one arguably more impressive than the eight-game win streak. The solo shot in the sixth inning put an end to the 126.2 innings Buffalo’s pitching staff went without allowing a home run.
The Red Sox then added an insurance run in the sixth to secure the victory, defeating the Bisons 6-4.
The end of the win streak puts to bed the longest winning streak of the season for Buffalo. The eight-game streak was the longest for the Herd since August of 2004 when the Bisons won ten in a row. The Bisons are now 64-55 for the year.
BISONS NOTES: 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia went 1-4 today, playing for the Paw Sox in a rehab assignment. Former Bisons pitcher, Pat Misch made the start for the Mets tonight. Misch tossed six innings for the Mets while giving up eight hits but only allowing one earned run. The Herd will continue their series with Pawtucket tomorrow when the two teams face off at 1:05 p.m.