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Two of the Buffalo Bisons' big traditions will run together next season, as the club announced Thursday that its 2020 home opener will be a Friday night game for the first time in 12 years. The Bisons open the season on an eight-game road trip with four games in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starting on April 9 followed by four in Pawtucket. They then return to Sahlen Field to …

Bisons and Baseball

Socrates Brito has been a dependable clutch hitter for the Buffalo Bisons most of the season. Santiago Espinal has emerged only lately. Both hit home runs Tuesday night to lead the Herd to a 5-3 victory over the Rochester Red Wings at Sahlen Field and keep the team hanging on for a chance at the International League playoffs. Left-hander Anthony Kay (3-4) extended hi…

Bisons and Baseball

Corey Hart has developed quite the Mr. Fix It reputation this year, whether he's helping someone down from Toronto get a tuneup to his swing or working with the many young players in the Bisons' clubhouse hoping to get to the big leagues. Hart's handiwork is all over Blue Jays prospects big and small, but the Herd's second-year hitting coach had a good chuckle when that…

Bisons and Baseball

Add another shiny entry to Jonathan Davis' spectacular season in the outfield for the Buffalo Bisons. Davis' latest acrobatic catch produced a 5-4 victory over the Rochester Red Wings Monday in Sahlen Field. Davis earned the No. 1 play of the night on ESPN's "SportsCenter Top 10" with a diving catch in left field on a line drive by Rochester's Ronald Torreyes with two o…

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Bisons manager Bobby Meacham knows all about what it means to live up to hype. He was a first-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981 and a top prospect for the New York Yankees after he was traded to them 18 months later. That, of course, was before the Internet and the era of social media, where players as low as Class A ball are widely dissected long be…

Bisons and Baseball

Playoff hopes are fading fast for the Buffalo Bisons. As the season comes to a close and Buffalo within striking distance of a division title, the Herd dropped its second straight game to the last-place Pawtucket Red Sox. Buffalo followed up Friday’s 4-2 loss with a 5-2 loss on Saturday. With Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s loss on Saturday as well, the Bisons remain four…

Bisons and Baseball

Gotta hand it to the folks at MLB for some neat ideas in recent years. The Fort Bragg game was a wonderful salute to the military. The Little League Classic is a gem you would hope they would keep for years and years. The forays into Australia and London have been memorable. The buzz surrounding next summer's "Field of Dreams" game in Dyersville, Iowa, is already huge. …

Bisons and Baseball

Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Burned Blue Jays for walkoff wins 11 and 12 of season. (1) 2. New York Yankees.  At 355 games, Sanchez is second-fastest to 100 HRs in MLB history (Ryan Howard, 325 games). (2) 3. Houston Astros. Created PR fiasco MLB must respond to by banning Detroit reporter from interviewing V…

Bisons and Baseball

Time is running out on the Buffalo Bisons' chase in the International League North Division. In the opener of their final homestand of the season, the Bisons suffered a 4-2 loss to the last-place Pawtucket Red Sox Friday night in Sahlen Field. Meanwhile, the news was equally bad out of town as both teams they're chasing continued to roll. The Buffalo loss dropped the…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons lost 20-3 on Thursday to the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field. It dropped their record to 66-63 and made their final homestand even more important. Buffalo will have no time to recuperate after their loss to Rochester. The Bisons haven’t had an off day since Aug. 12 and end the season playing 21 days in a row. Thursday’s loss was the most runs…

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The Buffalo Bisons have announced a star-studded list of autographs for their 12th annual Mystery Ball Night, Tuesday in Sahlen Field against Rochester, and the list of signatures includes Sabres captain Jack Eichel and Bills quarterback Josh Allen. The team says it has more than 500 signed baseballs for the event. Fans can purchase one for a $25 donation to Roswell Par…

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Kevin Vicuna got his first Triple-A hits for Buffalo as the Bisons topped Rochester, 7-4, Wednesday night at Frontier Field. Vicuna led off the fifth inning with a triple and eventually scored the Bisons’ second run of the night. He had been called up along with pitcher Travis Bergen and third baseman Nash Knight. The 21-year-old shortstop later singled on a bunt to …

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ROCHESTER – It was a mixed bag for the Buffalo Bisons here Tuesday night. The reports on the flashy newcomer were sensational. The result on the scoreboard was a crusher. Nate Pearson, Toronto's top pitching prospect, fired seven shutout innings – and was still hitting 99 mph on the stadium radar gun in the seventh as he retired the final 11 men he faced. Pearson left w…

Bisons and Baseball

ROCHESTER – On the day after, the chatter still lingered around Frontier Field. The Buffalo Bisons and Rochester Red Wings were prepping to play another huge game in the International League's North Division Tuesday night, but no one who was in the park on Monday will ever forget the virtuoso performance they saw on the mound. Bisons right-hander T.J. Zeuch tossed ju…

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T.J. Zeuch made history Monday night by throwing the Buffalo Bisons’ first no-hitter since 1997 in a 3-0 victory over the Rochester Red Wings in Frontier Field. Zeuch (4-2, 3.84) threw 114 pitches, 73 for strikes, and struck out three.  A walk in the bottom of the third and a hit batter in the eighth prevented a perfect game. The last Bisons pitcher to hurl a nine-in…