News & Notes: Game 33

Buffalo Bisons (13-19, 5th(-6.0), North) – RHP D.J. Carrasco (0-1, 6.00)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (18-12, 1st(+0.5), North) – RHP Andrew Brackman (2-1, 5.19)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 (7:05 p.m.) – Coca-Cola Field

 TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet 13         Radio: WWKB AM 1520, bisons.com

TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Bisons host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in the second game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Field (7:05 p.m.). The Herd has lost three straight games, including a 6-2 decision last night in the series opener with the Yankees. The Bisons split a four-game series split with the Louisville Bats to begin this homestand.

VS. YANKEES: The Bisons are 1-3 against the Yankees this season. After beginning the season series with a 4-0 win over the Yankees on April 13 at PNC Field, the Herd has lost a three straight to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yanks are 14-6 in their last 20 games here at Coca-Cola Field.

HEY MR D.J.: RHP D.J. CARRASCO will make his third start with the Bisons tonight. The righty is still getting lengthened out after pitching primary out of the bullpen for the Mets to begin the year. Carrasco worked a season-high five innings in a no-decision to Louisville on Thursday. In that outing, he allowed three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.

ON THE MEND: RHP BOBBY PARNELL has joined the Bisons as part of his major league rehab assignment. The righty was placed on the disabled list by the Mets on April 21 with numbness in the middle finger of his right hand. Parnell pitched a scoreless inning last night with a walk for Single-A St. Lucie of the Florida St. League.

NOTHING NEIU: INF LUIS HERNANDEZ brings a six-game hit streak into action tonight. Hernandez has hit .350 (7-30) with two doubles and three runs scored since May 3. It’s the infielder’s second, six-game hit streak of the season. Hernandez also hit in six straight, April 21(2)-26 (.364, 8-22)

BISONS BITS: The Bisons hit into a season-high four doubleplays last night. The Herd has hit 10 twin-killings in six games this homestand and a league-worst 30 this season…Going 0-4 last night, KIRK NIEUWENHUIS failed to reach base for only the second time this season…INF RUBEN TEJADA has started all 32 Bisons games this year…OF RHP CHRIS SCHWINDEN ranks fifth-best in the International League with a 2.00ERA.

METS UPDATE: The Mets (15-20) lost to the Rockies, 2-1, last night from Colorado.  Former Bison INF IKE DAVIS had two of New York’s five hits and is now averaging .299 this season. LHP  CHRIS CAPUANO fell to 2-4 after allowing two runs in 6.2 innings of work. Mets face the Rockies again tonight at 8:40 p.m.

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