Share this article

print logo

Valdespin leads Herd win

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jordany Valdespin gradually seems to be getting adjusted to Triple-A pitching.

The Buffalo Bisons rookie infielder drove in three runs with a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly as the Herd won their third straight from the Columbus Clippers, 6-4, Monday night before 11,102 at Huntington Park.

Valdespin, who was promoted on Aug. 10 from Double-A Binghamton where he batted .292, was hitting only .216 with Buffalo going into Monday's game.

He doubled home the second Buffalo run in the second inning, added a run-producing single in the three-run fourth and drove in another with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. He had four RBIs in the series opener against the Clippers on Saturday.

Bisons starter Miguel Batista (3-0) picked up the win despite giving up a pair of home runs, both solo shots by Jared Goedert and Cord Phelps. Goedert is the first right-handed batter to homer off Batista since the former major league joined the team on July 7.

Batista left with two on and one out in the sixth. Justin Hampson got out of the inning with a double-play ball. John Lujan, Taylor Tankersley and Dale Thayer finished it as the Buffalo bullpen left four Clippers runners stranded in the eighth and ninth innings.

Buffalo had won the first two games here, 15-3 on Saturday and 10-2 Sunday night against the International League West Division leaders.

Left-hander Pat Misch (7-8, 4.31) was due to get the start in tonight's series finale (Radio 1520 AM, 7:05 p.m.) against right-hander Zach McAllister. The Bisons move on to Toledo Wednesday for the opener of a four-game series against the Mud Hens.

There are no comments - be the first to comment