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Lansing surges In the Class-A Midwest League, the Lansing Lugnuts have already clinched a playoff spot. The team is 53-29 overall, 2.5 games back of the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the Eastern Division. Third baseman Kevin Smith has been leading the team with a .355 batting average with 117 total bases and 44 runs batted in. Brock Lundquist leads in RBIs (48) and home run…

Buffalo Bisons pitcher Sean Reid-Foley is becoming known for a lot more than being the only player in organized professional baseball who was born on Guam. The right-hander is developing into a reliable and effective starting pitcher for the Herd. Sunday, Reid-Foley shut out the Syracuse Chiefs on two hits for six innings to help Buffalo to a 4-1 victory at NBT Bank Stadi…

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Western New Yorkers watching the broadcast of Friday's Yankees game or at Yankee Stadium got a surprise when one of their own appeared on the scoreboard. Gage Tomaszewski from West Seneca was named "Veteran of the Game." Tomaszewski, a U.S. Navy air traffic control specialist petty officer second class, served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Fre…

Nick Tepesch has 47 wins and 141 starts on his resume as a pitcher in the minors and big league, but he is having trouble getting victory No. 1 with the Buffalo Bisons. Tepesch (0-3) suffered tough defeats in two of his first three starts with the Herd this season, but that was not the case in Saturday night’s 8-3 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracus…

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. New York Yankees.  Finally, Bird can be the word at first base. (1) 2. Boston Red Sox. Signed longtime ex-Bison Brandon Phillips for infield insurance. (2) 3. Houston Astros.  On pace for franchise-record 106 wins. (4) 4. Seattle Mariners.  Pretty secure for wild-card that would snap MLB-high 17-y…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons bullpen took a major stumble Friday night, giving up a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth as the Syracuse Chiefs rallied for a 5-4 win over the Herd at NTB Bank Stadium. The Bisons took a 4-1 lead into the eighth inning. Reliever Conor Fisk gave up three singles, capped by an RBI hit by Adrian Sanchez. Catcher Reese McGuire had a throwing e…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons held Pawtucket to one run for the third straight game en route to an 8-1 victory Thursday afternoon. Rowdy Tellez got the party started in the bottom of the third, hitting a two-run home run to give the Bisons a 2-0 lead. A fielding error by Ivan De Jesus Jr. brought in Michael De La Cruz in the fifth, and then a live drive by Anthony Alford allowed R…

Catcher Danny Jansen and third baseman Jason Leblebijian will represent the Buffalo Bisons in the 2018 Triple-A All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio on July 11. It will be a first time selection for Jansen. Leblebijian is a repeat selection making him the third Bisons player in the modern era to be named an All-Star in consecutive seasons. Pitcher Dorn Taylor (1989-90) and o…

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 insur…

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Bisons catcher Danny Jansen and third baseman Jason Leblebijian have been named starters for the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 11 in Columbus, Ohio. Leblebijian is the third Bisons player in the modern era to be named to an all-star team in consecutive seasons, the team said. The others are Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famers: pitcher Dorn Taylo…

After six losses in a row and losing their most reliable starting pitcher to a big league promotion, the Buffalo Bisons got some positive news Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox before 6,636 at Coca-Cola Field. Left-hander Ryan Borucki (6-5, 3.27 earned-run average) was called up Toronto and made his major league debut Tuesday night in Houston. Ther…

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Pitcher of the Week Ryan Borucki was named the International Pitcher of the Week after a complete-game 4-0 shutout over Pawtucket in the first game of a doubleheader. The seven-inning game was his first complete game shutout in the minor leagues. Borucki, called up to Toronto Tuesday, has a 2.91 ERA in four starts this month (21 1/3 innings pitched). He leads the team i…

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Bisons lefthander Ryan Borucki has been recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays and will make his major league debut Tuesday night. Borucki, ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.com, will face the Houston Astros. He is 6-5 this season with a 3.27 earned run average in 13 starts with the Bisons, leading the team in innings (77) and strikeouts (5…

Bisons and Baseball

It was the first day back in Buffalo after a nine-game road trip which ended on a sour note – an 8-7 loss at Lehigh Valley. Starting pitcher Ryan Borucki gave up five runs, including a home run, in a seven-inning outing. Buffalo Bisons manager Bobby Meacham knew what to expect back in the Coca-Cola Field clubhouse. He knew walking back into the locker room he would see …

Thanks to Adam Lind, the Buffalo Bisons are still in their June Swoon. The veteran first baseman, who has 200 major league home runs to his credit, smashed a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Pawtucket Red Sox a 3-2 victory over the Bisons before 5,830 Monday night at Coca-Cola Field. Lind, 34, played nine seasons with Toronto during his career and hit 35 ho…