Bisons take series opener

TO SUM IT UP:  Josh Stinson allowed just two hits in five innings of work as the Bisons topped the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-2, on Friday night… The righty allowed just one run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts… Jose De La Torre and Manny Acosta closed out the Herd’s third straight victory… The Bisons had plenty of chances to score with runners in every inning, leaving 12 men on base, but cashed in four runs… Lucas Duda and Ronny Paulino gave the Herd a 2-0 lead in the first… Nick Evans singled home a third run in the fourth inning and Luis Hernandez cashed in insurance in the seventh.

Buffalo AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Tejada, SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .273
Nieuwenhuis, CF 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 .346
Evans, N, LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 6 .211
Duda, RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .171
Paulino, R, C 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 .222
  Chavez, R, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
Adams, R, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .176
Pascucci, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 .143
Hernandez, Lu, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .125
Stinson, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  a-Manriquez, S, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
  De La Torre, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Acosta, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 4 10 4 8 7 23  
a-Struck out for Stinson in the 5th.
BATTING
2B: Nieuwenhuis (5, Bass), Tejada (2, Stutes).
TB: Tejada 3; Nieuwenhuis 2; Evans, N 2; Paulino, R 2; Adams, R; Hernandez, Lu 2.
RBI: Duda (2), Paulino, R (1), Evans, N (9), Hernandez, Lu (1).
2-out RBI: Paulino, R; Evans, N; Hernandez, Lu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pascucci; Duda 3; Paulino, R.
SF: Duda.
GIDP: Adams, R.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 12.
Buffalo IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stinson (W, 1-1) 5.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 7.00
De La Torre (H, 1) 3.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 0.93
Acosta (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.59

FAST FACTS: Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1-1 with a single and three walks. The outfielder extended his hit streak to an International League-best 12 games…The Bisons pitching staff has posted a 1.58ERA in the first five games of this homestand, allowing just 26 hits in 40 innings of work… IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg and shortstop Jeff Frandsen were ejected in the fourth inning after Frandsen took exception to a tag applied to him by Stinson… The game was delayed by 39 minutes at the start due to the threat of weather…

 WHAT’S NEXT: The Bisons will play game 2-of-4 Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Pat Misch returns to the rotation after beign designated for assignment by the Mets last Saturday.  The Bisons homestand continues Sunday at 1 p.m. and concludes at 12 p.m. on Monday.

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