Walks plague Bisons in Charlotte

Walking batters came back to haunt the Bisons as they fall, 8-4, to Charlotte on Tuesday at Knights Stadium.

Schwinden is, 0-1, with two no decisions when walking three batters. He gave free passes to four batters during the 4.2 innings he worked Tuesday. Three of the five runs Schwinden gave up came as a result of walking batters. Four of the eight runs the Herd gave up were due to walks.

Schwinden walked Tyler Flowers in the second inning after getting one out, a batter later Lasting Milledge drove a double off the left-field wall scoring Flowers. Andrew Garcia followed Milledge with a double of his own scoring the Knights second run of the game.

In the fifth inning Schwinden got two quick outs after laboring for most of the fourth inning. With two outs Schwinden walked Mark Teahen, bringing Dayan Viciedo to the plate.

Viciedo didn’t wait long drilling the first pitch Schwinden offered over the right-center-field wall for a two-run homerun. Flowers made it back-to-back homeruns by going yard clearing the thirty foot wall in left-field.

The Knights tacked on a sixth run in the sixth inning after Escobar doubled in Milledge. Milledge drove in one run, while scoring two him-self.

The Knights added another run in the eighth inning thanks to a leadoff walk to Milledge, a double by Garcia and a sacrifice fly by Eduardo Escobar. After moving to third on the sacrifice fly Garcia scored on a double by Jim Gallagher.

The Bisons tried to make a comeback in the ninth starting the inning with a leadoff homerun from Fernando Martinez and a single from Valentino Pascucci. Jason Botts would walk and Jesus Feliciano got a single to load the bases before Raul Chavez hit into a double play scoring Valentino Pascucci.

Luis Hernandez kept the inning alive by slapping a single into left-field and plating Botts to make it, 8-4. Luis Figueroa followed him with a single into center putting runners on first and second before Michael Fisher struck out to end the game.

Game Notes: Chris Schwinden moved to a, 3-3, record …Valentino Pascucci missed out on the hit parade Monday but got the only extra base hit Tuesday and the only RBI for the Bisons, it was Pascucci’s ninth of the season…Herd batters struck out eight times in the game..The Bisons win streak halted at four games.

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