News & Notes: Game 133
Friday, August 26, 2011 (7:00 p.m.) – Fifth Third Field
Radio: WWKB AM 1520, bisons.com
Buffalo Bisons (57-75, 5th(-17.0), North)
RHP Dylan Owen (6-6, 4.47)
Toledo Mud Hens (64-70, 4th(-18.0), West)
RHP Jacob Turner (1-0, 4.76)
TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Toledo Mud Hens in the third game of a four-game series from Fifth Third Field (7:00 p.m.). The Herd has lost three straight games after winning three straight over Columbus to begin this roadtrip. On Sunday, the Bisons return to Buffalo for the final four home games of the 2011 season.
VS. THE HENS: The Bisons have lost 11 straight games at Fifth Third Field. The Herd’s last win in Toledo was a 5-3 victory on May 28, 2008 in which OF Shin-Soo Choo had one of Buffalo’s six doubles and RHP Matt Ginter allowed two runs in six innings for the win. The Mud Hens swept four games from the Bisons at Fifth Third Field in both 2009 and 2010.
DEALIN’ DYLAN: RHP DYLAN OWEN will make his 19th start of the season today. The righty allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings in a victory over Columbus on Sunday. Owen has given up just one run in back-to-back starts and is now tied for second on the Bisons with 84 strikeouts. Owen allowed just one run in 6.2 innings to Toledo in a no-decision on August 16.
ROSTER MOVE: The Mets have selected the contract of Bisons RHP MIGUEL BATISTA. The veteran was 3-0 with a 4.24ERA in 10 games and eight starts with the Bisons. Batista won his last two starts with the Herd, including an eight-inning effort over the Mud Hens on August 17.
HIGH HONORS: INF JOSH SATIN was named to the Eastern League Post-Season All-Star Team yesterday. Prior to his promotion to the Bisons, the 26-year old hit .325 with 35 doubles, 11 home runs and a .423 on-base percentage. Satin has continued to hit since joining the Bisons, posting a .328 average and 15RBI in his first 33 career Triple-A games.
BISONS BITS: OF JESUS FELICIANO went hitless last night and remains at 366 hits for his Bisons career, 12 shy of Bill Selby’s modern era record total of 378…INF VALENTINO PASCUCCI has 90RBI on the season, tops in the International League. He also ranks second with 68 walks on the year…RHP DALE THAYER is sixth in the IL with his 18 saves.
METS UPDATE: The Mets (61-68) had an off day last night and have announced they won’t be playing games this weekend at Citi Field either. The club has postponed both games against the Braves because of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irene. The Mets will still face Atlanta tonight with a 7:10 p.m. game scheduled.