COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Buffalo Bisons avoided another disaster at the hands of Columbus on Wednesday in the second game of the four-game series against the Clippers.
Buffalo bounced back on Wednesday with a 5-1 win a day after getting blown out, 21-3, by the Clippers the night before.
Four Bisons pitchers, led by starter and winner Jeuys Familia, scattered just six hits. Familia threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings, fanning six, allowing only two hits and no runs while walking two. He retired eight in a row between the third and sixth innings.
Familia improved to 5-2 overall, including 4-1 on the road, with a 2.94 ERA and 36 strikeouts.
Brad Emaus went 3 for 5 with a solo homor and Fred Lewis went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI for the Herd.
Emaus homered in the first to give the Bisons a 1-0 lead. In the second, Lucas May drove in Matt Tuiasosopo for a 2-0 lead. The Herd added three runs in the seventh thanks to a run-scoring single by Corey Wimberly and a RBI double by Lewis. The Herd scored their final run on a throwing error by Clippers catcher Matt Pagnozzi.
It was a far different outcome than Tuesday night when Columbus' 21 runs were one shy of the modern era record by a Bisons opponent. Oklahoma City defeated the Herd, 22-6, on April 21, 1987. The last time a team brought 20 men around in a game was a 20-7 defeat to Louisville, May 3, 2010.
Also on Wednesday, the parent New York Mets activated pitcher Pedro Beato off his MLB injury rehabilitation assignment with the Bisons while pitcher Edgar Ramirez was promoted to the Bisons from Double-A Binghamton.
Beato appeared in six games with the Bisons, allowing just one run in nine innings and also won a pair of games in relief.
Ramirez was with the Herd from May 20-27, appearing in two games, giving up two earned runs in five innings. He was 0-1 with a 5.49 ERA in 11 games with Binghamton.
The third of the four-game set begins at 7:05 p.m. tonight (Radio 1520 AM) with Garrett Olson (1-3, 4.61 ERA) facing Corey Kluber (4-5, 4.42).