With three runs in the eighth inning, the Buffalo Bisons pulled out a 3-2 win over the Louisville Bats Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field.
The win ended a two-game skid for the Herd in their final game in downtown Buffalo of this homestand. Brad Glenn had the game-tying RBI and scored the winning run on an error.
Rally time: The Bisons rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the eighth. It started with a walk from Matt Hague followed by a single from Chris Colabello. With two outs, the runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch. Then up came Brad Glenn, who belted a triple to right center field. He just beat the throw to third when shortstop committed a fielding error. The ball rolled toward the visitor’s bullpen and Hague hustled home.
About that slide: Hague scored on the error, but he ran out of gas, started to slide the minute he hit the circle and came up short of the plate. He crawled the final few feet before touching the plate.
Pitching out of jams: In the third a hit, sacrifice and stolen base put Ryan LaMarre in scoring position for Louisville, but Randy Wolf struck out two batters to end the end and strand the runner at third.
First run: The Bats broke a scoreless tie in the fifth. Irving Falu and Ryan LaMarre led off with back-to-back singles. Eugenio Suarez attempted to sacrifice bunt down the third base line. Pitcher Randy Wolf fielded the ball and went to get the lead runner at third, but overthrew the base. Falu scored on the error.
Second run: The Bats picked up a second run in the eighth. Back-to-back one out hits from Steve Selsky and Yorman Rodriguez (double) put runners in scoring position. Selsky scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Ramon Cabrera.
Best in the IL: Randy Wolf’s earned run average dropped to 1.24 Sunday afternoon, giving him the lowest ERA in the league. He pitched six innings Sunday afternoon, giving up seven hits. His one run was unearned. He struck out four and walked three.
Hit streak: Chris Colabello extended his hitting streak to four games with a single in the eighth inning. He has failed to reach base only once in 22 games this year, drawing 11 walks. He leads the IL in runs batted in with 18.
Series win: The Louisville Bats won their first series at Coca-Cola Field since sweeping the Herd in July of 2008.
Homestand: The Herd finished its homestand 3-4.
Pitchers of record: Steve Delabar (2-0) picked up the win for the Herd with Bo Shultz getting his sixth save. Nate Adcock (0-2) took the loss.
Time of game: 2:47
Paid attendance: 6,713
Records: Bisons are 15-9. Louisville is 10-14.
Next up: The Bisons are off on Monday traveling to Durham for a three-game series with the Bulls. Chad Jenkins (1-1, 2.89) is scheduled to start for the Herd in Tuesday’s series’ opener with Daniel Norris scheduled for his first Triple A start since being sent down to Buffalo from Toronto on Wednesday.