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The Buffalo Bisons will be happy to say good-bye for 2018 to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., after they face the Lehigh Valley IronPigs there today (Radio 1520, 1:35 p.m.). A 5-3 loss to the IronPigs on Saturday night left the Herd with a 2-5 record in the hitter-friendly park built with the same original dimensions as the parent Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park in Philad…

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As we hit the All-Star break, baseball feels broken. The Yankees, Red Sox and Astros are all on pace to win at least 105 games and no league has ever had three 100-game winners. The Orioles and Royals are both on pace to lose 117, and the White Sox will lose 106 if they keep this up. Since starting 11-1, the Mets are playing at what would be a 109-loss pace. This loo…

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. Boston Red Sox.  Mookie's grand slam off 13-pitch AB vs. Jays' Happ was great theater. (2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABnabalDzIk 2. New York Yankees.  They're going to have to get another starter to survive in October.  (1) 3. Houston Astros.  Demoted closer Giles to Triple-A after he cursed…

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The Buffalo Bisons took 10-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh. A seven run cushion was not enough for the Herd in Allentown, Pa., Friday night. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs rallied to tie the game in the ninth then win the game, 14-13 in 10 innings, at Coca-Cola Park. The IronPigs scored one run in the seventh, four in the eighth, and two in the ninth to send the…

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The Buffalo Bisons were victorious in their first game back from the All-Star break, taking down the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-3, in 10 innings in Allentown, Pa. Tim Lopes doubled to open up the third inning. He advanced to third after a groundout by Gift Ngoepe and was brought home thanks to a sacrifice fly by Roemon Fields. The IronPigs picked up all three of their…

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The Buffalo Bisons have added a big bat from Double-A New Hampshire to their lineup for Thursday night's game at Lehigh Valley that will see the Herd return to action after the Triple-A All-Star break. No, not that bat. While Buffalo waits for the expected promotion of baseball's top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., outfielder Jonathan Davis has been sent by the pare…

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Lots of unusual things happen in baseball, particularly in the minor leagues. But this was a first for Buffalo Bisons manager Bobby Meacham. He had to have the team buses pull over on the Thruway to leave two players who were just recalled to the Toronto Blue Jays. Let’s set the stage: It was July 3 and the Bisons had just lost to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders…

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Triple-A baseball has hit its All-Star break and, well, Bobby Meacham can’t quite figure out his Buffalo Bisons club at the plate. By all accounts, the Herd should have a powerful lineup, able to hit well and score plenty of runs. The roster from the start of the season had plenty of highly rated prospects, certainly more than the last two years, and on paper looked to be…

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The Vladdy Express is close to pulling in for a stop at Coca-Cola Field. Third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., baseball's top prospect and the pride of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, will be promoted to the Buffalo Bisons when he returns from the disabled list, according to a report Tuesday by the Toronto Sun. Guerrero, 19, has destroyed Double-A pitching this ye…

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Player moves The transactions page has been active for the Bisons this year. They have had 133 player moves in 2018 with 58 players appearing in a a game for the Herd. The busiest month was May, when the Herd had 63 moves including 10 promotions to Toronto and 11 players joining the Bisons for the first time this season. Pompey coming back Dalton Pompey can't seem to…

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The past few months have been a crazy blur for Buffalo Bisons pitcher Conor Fisk. He entered the season with the goal of playing in Double-A, but after just one month was called up to Triple-A. He has since become one of the Bisons' most consistent and reliable relievers, with the ability to deliver when the team needs him the most. In his first seven games in Buff…

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The Buffalo Bisons entered Sunday’s game with the hope of getting their 41st win of the season and entering the All-Star break at .500. But that hope didn’t translate into success, as the Herd fell 3-0 to the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons had chances Sunday, five to be exact, to put a run on the board or even tie the game. Each time they left a runner in scoring position …

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Anthony Alford, who had been hitless in his previous 12 at-bats, broke out of it Saturday night to lead the Buffalo Bisons to a 4-2 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field. The Bisons outfielder led off the fourth inning with his fourth home run of the season to tie the game at 2-2, then singled to start the Herd’s winning rally in the bottom of the eighth. A…

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Friday afternoon, Danny Jansen learned he was headed to the All-Star Futures Game. Friday night, well, he had himself quite a performance. The catcher who was in the lineup as the Buffalo Bisons designated hitter went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, two runs driven in, and a walk for good measure. His offense helped power the Bisons to a 6-4 win over the Syracuse Chief…