Bisons post big win
TO SUM IT UP: Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered for the second straight day and Chris Schwinden worked into the sixth inning of a 5-0 victory over the Red Wings in Rochester. Schwinden struck out five and pitched shutout baseball into the sixth inning in the Herd’s victory at Frontier Field. The righty allowed just five hits in collecting his first win at the Triple-A level… Nick Evans had three hits, including a two-run home run in the seventh inning that gave Buffalo a 3-0 lead. Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered in the eighth to extend his hit streak to 16 games.
FAST FACTS: Kirk Niewenhuis set a new career high hit streak with his solo HR(4) in the 8th, now at 16G (.382, 21-55), he has also reached in 20 straight games (28 dating back to 2010)… At 16 games, Nieuwenhuis’s hit streak matches the 16-gamer compiled by Javier Castillo during the 2009 season. It’s now the longest since Franklin Gutierrez and Ben Francisco each hit in 19 straight in 2007… Chris Schwinden earned his first AAA win with 5.2IP shutout… Ruben Tejada extends his hit streak to 6G (9-26) with RBI double in 9th; Tejada leads the Bisons with 13 RBI… Luis Hernandez has a 6G hit streak (8-22)… Nick Evans was 3-4 with 2 doubles and a HR(4)… Seven of the 10 hits were for extra bases, two HR/5 doubles… D.J. Carrasco also joined Bisons on Tuesday. He pitched an inning of shutout relief in the game, but will join the club’s rotation in the coming days.
|Paulino, R, C||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.176|
|Martinez, F, DH||4||0||2||1||0||2||1||.345|
|Hernandez, Lu, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||0||3||.205|
|Evans, N, 1B||4||2||3||2||0||0||0||.219|
|Feliciano, J, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.077|
|Adams, R, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.204|
2B: Martinez, F (2, Gibson), Evans, N 2 (2, Gibson, James), Duda (3, Gibson), Tejada (3, James).
HR: Evans, N (4, 7th inning off Manship, 1 on, 0 out), Nieuwenhuis (4, 8th inning off Manship, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Tejada 2; Nieuwenhuis 4; Duda 2; Martinez, F 3; Hernandez, Lu; Evans, N 8; Adams, R.
RBI: Martinez, F (2), Evans, N 2 (13), Nieuwenhuis (6), Tejada (13).
2-out RBI: Martinez, F; Tejada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, Lu 2; Tejada; Martinez, F; Duda.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.