Only the weather, it seems, is able to stop the Buffalo Bisons lately.
The Herd’s attempt to extend a season-long winning streak to eight games was short-circuited Tuesday night when the game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. was called off before it started because of rain.
It will be made up on July 12 when the Bisons make their final visit of the season to Pawtucket. It will be part of a Friday night doubleheader between the teams.
The Bisons, who have won 15 of their last 18 games in June, are closing in on matching their longest win streak in the modern era, 10 games last accomplished in 2004.
Veteran left-hander Ryan Feierabend (4-2, 5.40) was scheduled to get Tuesday’s start for Buffalo. Presumably, he will start Wednesday night’s series opener at the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Radio 1520, 7:05 p.m.). Lefty Daniel Camarena (1-3, 7.53) is scheduled for the RailRiders, who lost their series finale at Rochester, 10-9, on Tuesday.
The Bisons hit four home runs, two each by Jonathan Davis and Patrick Kivlehan, in Monday night’s 9-6 win over Pawtucket. They have hit 12 homers in the seven-game win streak which began last Wednesday and at least one in five of the seven games.
Kivlehan and Socrates Brito each have three homers during the run which has enabled the Bisons to climb from fifth to second place in the North Division of the International League. Davis and Jordan Patterson have hit two each and Bo Bichette and Richard Urena one each.
Davis had five RBI in Monday’s victory, one off the team’s season high by Patterson and Alen Hanson.