After a burst of life in a win on Friday night, the Buffalo Bisons’ offense returned to dormancy on Saturday night. That was the main reason why the Herd dropped their fourth game in five starts.
Buffalo was on the short end of a 3-0 decision to the Pawtucket Red Sox. The game was played at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The Herd have lost 28 of their last 35 games.
Three PawSox pitchers combined on the shutout. Edgar Olmos was the Pawtucket starter, and he went six innings. Olmos (6-2) allowed only three hits. He struck out six and issued no walks as his earned-run average dropped to 1.64 for the season.
Noah Ramirez, who had made a couple of trips to Boston to play for the Red Sox this season, dominated the Bisons in relief. In two innings, Ramirez allowed no hits and struck out five batters.
Jamie Callahan came on to close out the game in the ninth to earn his third save.
Sleepy bats: Gregorio Petit of the Bisons was the only Buffalo player to earn an extra-base hit, as he had a double. The other two hits of the night for the Herd were recorded by Rowdy Tellez and Raffy Lopez.
Just enough: Chris Rowley was the Bisons’ starter, and obviously didn’t receive any offensive support. Rowley allowed eight hits as his record fell to 1-2.
The PawSox did their scoring in the middle innings. Bryce Brentz hit into a double play in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Brock Holt came across to tally the game’s first run on the play.
Then in the fifth, Pawtucket padded its lead with two insurance runs.
Matt Dominguez doubled to drive home Ryan Court with one out. Runsey Castillo followed with a single to center to plate Dominguez.
In the house: 9,246.
Next up: The teams conclude the first part of their season before the All-Star break with one last game at McCoy Stadium (1:30 p.m., Radio 1520 AM). Brett Oberholtzer will go for the Bisons, and he’ll face a very good opponent in Eduardo Rodriguez. The lefty is down in Pawtucket from Boston on a rehab assignment, but was pitching quite well before suffering a minor knee injury. Rodriguez has said his knee is fine.