Bisons run for win in T-town
Valentino Pascucci isn’t known for stealing bases and without a stolen base in 133 games he decided to change that by swiping second base in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game reaching second standing up in the Bisons 134th game of the year.
Thanks to Pascucci’s first stolen base of the 2011 season and a single into right field by Josh Satin the Bisons ended their four game losing streak by beating Toledo 3-2 at Fifth Third Field.
Zach Lutz put the Bisons in the lead in the third inning smashing a two run home run over the left field wall scoring Jordany Valdespin. After the Mud Hens battled back into the game the Bisons manufactured the game winning run in the sixth.
Pascucci didn’t steal a base at all in the 2010 season with the Bisons. Pascucci did have one stolen base in the 2009 season with triple-A Portland Beavers and two in 2008 with the triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.
Pascucci planned the steal well coasting into second without a throw or having to slide. Satin drove a single into right field scoring Pascucci from second for Satin’s 16th RBI with the Bisons.
Fernando Perez drew a walk in the seventh and on a single by Valdespin into left field Perez went from first to third putting himself into scoring position. With Luis Hernandez batting Perez broke for home on a sucide squeeze but with the pitch in the dirt Hernandez couldn’t make contact and Perez was hung out to dry.
Dale Thayer closed out the game in Toledo earning his 19 th save of the season giving the Bisons a 4-4 split on a road trip that the Bisons started 3-0.
Game Notes: Valentino Pascucci stole second base for the first time in 193 games with the Bisons…Jordany Valdespin extended his hit streak to six games going 3-3 and scoring a run on Saturday night…Dale Thayer added to his save total getting his International league leading 19 th save Saturday night.