Herd rally for win
After a pitchers’ duel through six innings, the Bisons broke open the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees’ bullpen for a four-run seventh inning on the way to a 5-3 win.
Reliever Andrew Sisco walked in the go-ahead run before Luis Hernandez dealt the big blow with a two-out, two-run single.
Chris Schwinden carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning where the righty allowed his first three hits of the night and two walks to give the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees a 2-0 lead.
Jesus Montero’s single scored Doug Bernier, who worked a leadoff walk, for the first run. Justin Maxwell’s single then scored Leo Nunez from third.
“It looks like it just ran out,” Schwinden said.
Manager Tim Teufel said it felt great to get Schwinden off the hook for a loss he didn’t deserve.
“I think he just moves the ball in and out of the strike zone effectively,” Teufel said. “He looks like he belongs out there. He’s not timid. He’s very aggressive.”
Schwinden exited the game with six strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs on three hits in 5.2 innings. His counterpart, Yankees starter had nine strikeouts (including eight looking), two walks and one earned run on six hits in six innings.
The Yankees had the tying run on base in the ninth, but Dale Thayer held on for the save, striking out two and causing Chris Dickerson to fly out to center for the final out.
After his six-RBI outburst Tuesday, Valentino Pascucci drove in two more, putting the Bisons on the board with a single that scored Ruben Tejada and walking in their third run.
Tejada went 2-for-3, scoring twice. Game Notes: Thayer recorded his second save of the season … Hampson picked up his first win … Major leaguer Bobby Parnell relieved Schwinden for his first appearance with the Bisons on a rehab assignment, striking out Brandon Laird to end the sixth.