Brown leads Rochester comeback
Matthew Brown’s fifth-inning home run completed a Red Wings’ comeback as Rochester defeated the Herd, 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The victory was the Wings’ first in their last six games against the Herd at Frontier Field.
The loss snapped a modest two-game win streak for the Bisons. Buffalo is now 9-12 on the season.
The Bisons led 2-0 after three and a half innings before Rochester first dented starter Josh Stinson in the fourth. Back-to-back walks by the Herd righty set the stage for RBI-singles from Ben Revere and former Bisons catcher Rene Rivera to tie the game.
Brown then clubbed his first home run of the season off Stinson with two outs in the fifth inning. Stinson is now 1-2 on the season after needing 95 pitches to get through five innings of work.
The Bisons best chance to tie the game came in the seventh inning. After Lucas Duda greeted Rochester reliever Anthony Slama with a single, Valentino Pascucci lined a double to right field. The Red Wings executed a perfect relay, and Brian Dinkleman’s toss to Rivera was in time to tag Duda out at the plate.
Buffalo had built a 2-0 lead with single runs in the third and fourth innings. Jesus Feliciano opened the scoring with an RBI-double. Duda added his first home run of the season with an opposite field shot off Wings starter Scott Diamond.
BISONS NOTES: Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 0-4 with a strikeout. That ends the outfielder’s 16-game hit streak as well as his 20-game on-base streak to start the season…After the top of the seventh inning, Tim Teufel was ejected by umpire Derek Crabill for arguing Duda’s play at the plate…Casey Fossum worked in relief for the first time this season. The southpaw tossed a pair of shutout innings.