Name to Know
Kevin Smith. The shortstop and third baseman for the Lansing Lugnuts was named the Midwest League's player of the week for the second time this season. In five games last week, the 21-year-old Smith went 12 for 24. He leads the Midwest League with 50 base hits and 31 runs batted in. He is hitting .376 for the season and his 19 doubles lead all major league and minor league players.
By the Numbers
0 -- Times the Bisons were shutout in the month of April
3 -- Number of times the Bisons won via shutout.
23-- Number of innings the Bisons went scoreless from May 11-14
Keeping skin safe
Bisons head groundskeeper Chad Laurie recently shared his story as a melanoma survivor on the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center website as part of the weekly hashtag #MelanomaMonday during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Roswell Park has also teamed up with the Bisons this year to offer free sunscreen at Coca-Cola Field. The dispensers, which look similar to automatic soap dispensers, are located around the lower concourse.
Three questions with ...
Bisons pitcher Chris Rowley.
Q: Who was your biggest baseball influence?
A: Probably my dad. It really was my dad that facilitated me being in those environments.
Q: Outside of baseball what do you like to do?
A: In the offseason I hunt. I'm a big college football fan. My family's from South Carolina so I grew up a huge Clemson fan. We travel all across the southeast going to football games.
Q: What have you learned about Buffalo?
A: I mean the first thing that comes to my mind is the wind. The wind is unbelievable. I've never experienced anything like it.
He said it ...
"I want to be a complete player. I want to win a gold glove." – Bisons first baseman Rowdy Tellez on working on his defense