Parraz gets Bisons in ninth
Bisons starter Chris Schwinden used four pitches to strike out Greg Golson in the third inning of Wednesdays game for his 100 punch out of the 2011 season. Schwinden becomes the 16th pitcher in Bisons history to fan 100 plus batters.
“I don’t try to be a strike out pitcher, it just seems to happen I guess,” Schwinden said.
Schwinden held Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to two-runs through seven innings, and kept the Herd in the game but it wasn’t enough in the end as the Jordan Parraz homered in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 3-2 win at Coca-Cola Field.
John Lujan replaced Schwinden in the eighth inning striking out four of the five batters he faced in the eighth and ninth before being beaten by the sixth batter. Parraz smoked the home run over the netting in left field and onto Oak Street.
“Lujan was dominating on up to that point, had great stuff, he just left a pitch up a little bit. It was a slider that didn’t do much and Parraz put a good swing on it,” said manager Tim Teufel. “Parraz is a pretty good hitter, makes good contact, knows the strike zone, and he got a pitch he could handle and drove it out of the yard.”
The Yankees have out homered the Bisons 15-8 in the 2011 season including the game winner Wednesday. The Bisons fall to 1-5 on the current home stand with two games left before heading on the road.
Before the ninth the game was deadlocked at two-runs apiece. The Yankees got up early on the Bisons after a two-out run scoring double in the second inning and a solo-home run in the fifth. The home run was just the 10th that Schwinden has given up.
“Schwinden threw real well, gave us a chance to win the ball game, he left with the game in a tie and it was a whale of a game for him,” said Teufel.
Raul Chavez delivered the tying runs for the herd on a two-out double into the left-center-field gap scoring Josh Satin and Fernando Perez.
Game Notes Chris Schwinden notched his 100th strikeout in the third inning, Schwinden leads the team with 101 strike outs…Schwinden and John Lujan combined to strike out 10 Yankees Wednesday…The Yankees have out homered the Bisons 15-8 in the 2011 season…The Bisons are now 1-5 on the current home stand and 4-7 when playing Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.