The Buffalo Bisons’ game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Saturday night was postponed due to rain in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, July 5, with the first game at 1:05 p.m. and the nightcap at 7:05.
The teams will conclude their series at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa., on Sunday (1 p.m., Radio 1520 AM), and the Bisons will return home to start a five-game home stand against the Gwinnett Braves on Monday night. The home stand includes the traditional Fourth of July Eve Buffalo Philharmonic Concert and fireworks show when the Herd entertains Syracuse on Friday night.
Right-hander Scott Copeland (4-1, 1.97 ERA) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Buffalo in Sunday’s game. Right-hander Kyle Davies, (5-5, 4.70), who was supposed to start Saturday for the RailRiders, probably will get the assignment on Sunday.
The Bisons will be looking to win their third game in a row, which would equal their longest winning streak since they won four straight April 21-25. The Herd is 24-35 since then and only 11-14 in June. At 36-39 overall, the Bisons trail the first-place RailRiders (43-33) by 6½ games.
Matt Hague of the Bisons went 1 for 5 in Friday night’s 2-0 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but still leads the International League in batting with a .344 average. James Beresford of Rochester is closest to Hague at .323. Twenty-five of Hague’s 95 hits have been for extra bases. Also, he is tied for second in the league with 46 RBIs.