Roemon Fields is known for his fleet feet not for the power in his bat.
The Bisons center fielder who has never batted over .300 or driven in more then 34 runs in season in his minor league career, supplied a lot of the punch Herd has received so far in its series this week against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Coca-Cola Field.
Fields had two more hits and drove home an insurance run in the seventh inning of Buffalo's 3-1 win over the PawSox before 7,134 Wednesday night at the downtown ballpark. The start of the game was delayed 25 minutes because of rain.
Fields has gone 5 for 8 at bat in the series for the Herd, driving in three of Buffalo's eight runs. He's had nine total bases with two triples and three singles.
The Herd scored twice in the seventh to snap a 1-1 tie and give starter Chris Rowley (5-4) a well-earned victory. The former West Point cadet allowed five hits and struck out six in pitching eight innings, the deepest he has gotten into a start this season.
Points of interest: Adam Lind hit his second homer of the series for the only Pawtucket run. Four of the five Red Sox runs, including the last four, in the three games have come via the homer. ... Rowley threw 100 pitches, 73 for strike. He has not thrown fewer than 82 pitches in any of his 14 starts for the Herd this season.
Noteworthy: The win put Buffalo (36-35) back over .500 and back into second place alone ahead of Pawtucket (38-39) in the North Division of the International League. The Herd is 19-15 at home and 20-29 in night games. The Bisons prefer day ball. They are 16-6 in day games. ... Right-hander Jake Petricka extended his scoreless pitching streak to nine innings by getting the PawSox in order to close Wednesday's victory for his second save. He hasn't allowed a run since June 12.
Next: Right-hander Taylor Guerrieri (1-1, 4.74) gets the start for the Bisons in today's series finale (Radio 1520, 1:05 p.m.). Chandler Shepherd (4-5, 3.61) is due to start for the Sox. Then its off to Syracuse for a Friday night opener of a three-game series against the Chiefs. The Herd will be back for two home games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, starting with a July 2 game and ending with the annual Fourth of July Eve game with the traditional fireworks and the Buffalo Philharmonic performance.