Earned or unearned runs, Buffalo Bisons opponents are having trouble scoring any against Wade LeBlanc.
The 31-year-old left-hander (5-1) did not allow an earned run in his fifth straight start Saturday night as the Bisons defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 3-0, before 9,005 at Fifth Third Field.
Matt Dominguez drove in two runs in the second inning and Domonic Brown doubled home an insurance run in the ninth for his 19th RBI of the season.
Why, Oh Why: Do they have to leave Ohio? The Herd will try to make it 5-1 on the annual swing through the Buckeye State in Sunday night’s series finale (Radio 1520, 6:05 p.m.) with Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 4.85) due to start against lefty Chad Bell (2-0, 3.29) of the Mud Hens.
Keep on keeping on: Bisons DH Jesus Montero ran his hitting streak to eight games when he led off the second with single. Darrell Ceciliani followed with a single before Dominguez scored them both with his double.
Hit parade: The Herd is still near the bottom of the International League in team batting, but had 11 hits Saturday. The Bisons had plenty of base runners, but left 11 on base and went only 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
LeBlanks: He lowered his earned-run average 1.29 with his six-plus innings of shutout ball. Bo Schultz finished the seventh and Ryan Tepera came on for a six-out save.