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Bisons and Baseball

The good news for the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night is that for the first time in four days they did not lose. The bad news: their four-game losing streak remains. Mother Nature triumphed as the Bisons’ International League contest against Pawtucket at McCoy Stadium was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 4:35 p.m. June 19. …

Bisons and Baseball

The 22-inning scoreless streak is history but winning remains elusive for the Buffalo Bisons. Despite receiving a pair of home runs from Dalton Pompey, the Herd dropped a 6-5 decision in 10 innings to the host Pawtucket Red Sox before 2,924 at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox scored twice in its half of the 10 to walk off with win and hand the Bisons their sixth loss in sev…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons and Lehigh Valley IronPigs needed all of 121 minutes to get through their International League baseball game Friday night. It was a pitchers’ duel, though, that ultimately did not go in the Bisons’ favor. The IronPigs scored all the runs in this game during the third inning to take a 3-0 victory before 9.885 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. L…

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Last July, I wrote a column about a guy who played a little more than three summers of minor league baseball in Buffalo, in the 1950s. I described how he blasted some of the longest home runs ever hit in our corner of the world, maybe some of the longest home runs ever hit in baseball, period, and the impact he made on the city where he lived for that brief time. I had …

They're going to try it again. After having five straight games postponed following their Opening Day loss, the Buffalo Bisons are set to open a three-game series at Coca-Cola Field Friday at 6:05 p.m. against Pawtucket. The three games have been dubbed Opening Weekend 2.0. Fans are able to receive 2-for-1 ticket exchanges at the Coca-Cola Field Box Office for any ticke…

Bisons and Baseball

The dormant Buffalo bats finally came alive in their last chance to do so, and Christian Lopes' three-run blast in the top of the ninth gave the Bisons enough to salvage a 6-3 win against the  Pawtucket on Monday night. Over the prior 26 innings, Buffalo had only scored three runs. In the two games prior to Monday, both losses at home to Gwinnett, the Bisons mustered on…

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The Bisons came back down to Earth after their best road trip of the season, suffering a 12-3 defeat at the hands of Durham on Monday night at Coca-Cola Field. The Bulls got on the board early, scoring five runs in the first to give themselves a cushion they didn't come close to relinquishing. Buffalo (43-59) managed seven hits but also committed two errors. Durham (62-…

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Joe Mantiply didn't find out he was starting on the mound until he got to Coca-Cola Field on Sunday morning. After Saturday's Yankees-Red Sox game took 16 innings and a whopping five hours and 50 minutes to reach its conclusion, Scranton inevitably loss some arms. Its parent club used eight pitchers to throw 245 pitches at Fenway Park on Saturday, and the Yankees promot…

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Make it a dozen consecutive losses to Scranton for the Bisons. Bobby Meacham's squad has scored a meager 11 runs in those 12 contests, Sunday afternoon's 5-0 loss at Coca-Cola Field the latest showing of ineptitude by the Buffalo bats. The RailRiders (59-34) dealt the Bisons (38-56) their fourth straight defeat since the All-Star break to complete the sweep, tacking on …

Bisons and Baseball

There was only goal for Aaron Sanchez Sunday afternoon -- throw 75 pitches and come out healthy. Mission accomplished for the righty who started for the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field as his Major League Rehabilitation assignment continued. Sanchez threw 76 pitches Sunday for the Herd through 4 1/3 innings. He gave up four runs on five hits with three walks and fo…

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I remember hearing about "Star Wars" Night at Coca-Cola Field last year. Seemed cool, but I never got around to getting tickets. My 5-year-old is a huge fan, so I remember wanting to get tickets, but, as things often do, it slipped my mind. Then, I remember being super mad when I saw all of the pictures on Facebook. It seemed like every one of my friends had gone. And h…

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He leaned back in the dugout, a large smile overtaking his face. Alex Monsalve was a proud papa when talking about his son. But on the warm May afternoon at Coca-Cola Field, his smile was tempered with concern as he placed his hand over his heart, his mind wandering back to his family in Venezuela. The 25-year-old Monsalve desperately misses his 18-month-old son and his…

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As superheroes and sci-fi heroes continue to dominate movie screens during the summer, many local fan events are filling up the calendar featuring celebrity guests, costumes and even baseball. “Flash Gordon,” 7 p.m. May 18 at the North Park Theatre. The 1980 sci-fi pulp film with the classic Queen soundtrack returns with a special screening at the North Park Theatre (14…

Bisons and Baseball

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees) Coca-Cola Field First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. Weather: It will be 77 degrees and sunny down at the stadium, so you may not even need a sweatshirt. Check the Weather.com report for updates. Promotions: The first 3,000 fans through the Swa…

The Blue Jays turned to Buffalo to bolster their bench for interleague play, calling up infielder Andy Burns from the Bisons today. Burns, 25, has spent five games with the Blue Jays this season, but is still looking for his first major league hit. He's 0 for 4 with a .200 on-base percentage in his first season in the majors. He's batting .238 with 16 RBIs through 51 AAA …