It was Superhero Night at Coca-Cola Field and somebody should give Brad Glenn a cape.
Glenn blasted a two-out home run to center field in the bottom of the ninth to give the Buffalo Bisons a 3-2 win over the Rochester Red Wings Saturday night.
It was the first walk-off home run for the Herd this season.
“You kind of have to fight not to change anything,” Glenn said of the bottom of the ninth at-bat. “It’s really just what the pitcher gives you is what you can do with the at-bat just like every other at-bat during the season.”
Navarro homers: The Bisons took a 2-0 lead in the first when Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run. He struck out twice then singled in the eighth as his MLB rehab for an injured hamstring continues. “I felt good in that first at-bat, the next two not so well. I ended up on a great note,” Navarro said. “Little by little, one bat at a time. That’s how I approach it.”
Leading the league: Matt Hague went 2 for 4 Saturday, following up Friday’s 4 for 5 combined doubleheader performance. Hague leads the International League with 64 hits.
Taking a rest: Devon Travis did not play in Saturday’s game. The second baseman in Buffalo, on a Major League rehabilitation assignment from Toronto, felt fine after being the designated hitter in the first half of a doubleheader Friday. But his left shoulder started to ache and he was kept out of the lineup on Saturday.
Roster moves: The Bisons added Alex Hassan from Single-A Dunedin and Daric Barton from Double-A New Hampshire. Hassan played left and went 0 for 4 while Barton played first and went 0 for 4.
Pitchers of record: Bobby Korecky (2-2) picked up the win, pitching a perfect ninth. Lester Oliveros (2-1) took the loss, giving up the home run to Glenn.
Time of game: 2:31.
Paid attendance: 13,010.
Records: The Bisons returned to .500 at 25-25. Rochester is 27-23.
Next up: The series and homestand concludes at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Randy Wolf (3-1, 1.95) is scheduled to start for the Bisons against Rochester’s Jason Wheeler (1-3, 6.02).