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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…

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The Buffalo Bisons are getting a major boost to their starting rotation as they head into the final 15 games of the season pushing for their first division title since 2005. Nate Pearson, the 6-foot-6, 245-pound right-hander who is the Toronto Blue Jays’ top pitching prospect, has been promoted to the Herd from Double-A New Hampshire and is expected to make his first Trip…

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Andy Burns homered twice on a 3-for-3 night at the plate, drove in three runs and scored four times for the Buffalo Bisons in a 9-2 triumph over the Durham Bulls on Saturday night at Sahlen Field. Burns is the latest in a cast of heroes leading the Herd’s late season drive for the International League playoffs. Burns drove a home run to left with Richard Urena on base to…

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Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Bombs away: MLB-record 22 home runs in last five games. (1) 2. New York Yankees. Showdown in LA starts Friday night. (2) 3. Houston Astros. Verlander sets club mark with sixth straight game of 10-plus strikeouts. (3) 4. Minnesota Twins. Kepler's 33rd HR sets MLB mark for Europe…

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NEW YORK – Everything is fine on the surface with the Yankees. Barring some sort of historic collapse, they're going to win the American League East in a walk and spend the next six weeks or so merely getting things in order for the playoffs. But even though they entered the weekend tied with the Dodgers for the best record in the game, the Bronx Bombers have issues tha…

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The Buffalo Bisons are two games out of first place in the International League’s North Division after a 7-3 victory over visiting Durham on Friday night at Sahlen Field. Division-leading Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (65-58) lost its fifth straight game Friday, a 5-2 decision to Gwinnett, and that allowed the Bisons (63-60) to gain another game on the RailRiders. Buffalo ha…

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The Buffalo Bisons finished their three-game series with the Toledo Mud Hens with a loss. The Herd fell 9-2 on Thursday. Buffalo took the first two games of the series 11-3 and 5-4. The loss puts the Bisons at 4-6 in their last 10 games. It was the last time they’ll face the Mud Hens all season. Andrew Sopko grabbed the start for Buffalo. Sopko struggled and lost …

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Santiago Espinal struggled at bat in his first few games with the Buffalo Bisons after his promotion from Double-A last week. Wednesday night, the 24-year-old infielder became the latest Bisons hero, driving in the winning run with an 11th-inning single to give the Herd a 5-4 walk-off win over the Toledo Mud Hens at Sahlen Field. Each side scored in the 10th inning w…

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The conversion of Conor Fisk from relieving back to starting pitching seems to be paying off. The Buffalo Bisons’ right-hander turned in his second impressive start in a row Tuesday in the Herd’s 11-3 rout of the Toledo Mud Hens before a crowd of 8,591 on Polish Festival Night at Sahlen Field. Fisk breezed through the first four innings while his teammates were building …

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Bo Bichette has put up PlayStation numbers over his first two weeks in the big leagues, leaving fans in Toronto and across baseball in awe. The one group not surprised by the 21-year-old's destruction of opposing pitching: The denizens of the Buffalo Bisons' clubhouse. "For me, it's not that amazing," Bisons outfielder Jordan Patterson said of his former teammate before…

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Another eighth inning bullpen implosion cost the Buffalo Bisons in a 4-3 loss to the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus in the final game of the Herd’s six-game Ohio road trip. The Clippers had only four hits, but one was a three-run homer in the eighth by Bobby Bradley off Bisons reliever Bryan Baker to spoil an otherwise strong performance by Buffalo. It was Bradle…

Hot-hitting Rowdy Tellez singled to drive home the go-ahead run in the third inning and the Buffalo bullpen made it stand up the rest of the way in a 5-3 victory for the Bisons over the Columbus Clippers Saturday night at Huntington Park. Tellez extended his hit streak to 10 games in which he is batting .463 (19 for 41) for the Herd." Kirby Snead, Zach Jackson, Jackson M…

Buffalo Royal Printing’s season is over. The Buffalo AAABA regular season and playoff champions fell 10-0 in seven innings to the New Orleans Boosters on Friday in the semifinals of the national tournament in Johnstown, Pa. Buffalo played five games total, finishing with a record of 3-2. Both losses were to New Orleans. On Friday, Noah Thompson started the game an…