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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 fina…

Bisons and Baseball

Spectacular catches by Bisons outfielder Jonathan Davis have been featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter “Top 10” plays of the day twice in the last week. A leaping grab against the fence in left-center field was named the No. 1 play of the day on Friday, when Davis’ defensive highlight likely saved two runs from scoring in the fifth inning of a 2-1 victory against Norfolk. Bi…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons played “long ball” and “small ball” Monday night as they stretched their longest winning streak of the season to seven games. Two home runs each by Jonathan Davis and Patrick Kivlehan accounted for eight Buffalo runs in a 10-6 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., in the opener of a three-game series between the Inter…

Bisons and Baseball

An Anthony Alford RBI triple, which scored Bo Bichette from first, and a Jordan Patterson single two batters later, which scored Alford, were all it took for the Bisons to win their game against Norfolk at Sahlen Field Sunday afternoon. The Bisons scored six more runs throughout the course of the game to secure the 8-1 victory. The Bisons’ sweep of the Tides gives the t…

Bisons and Baseball

Another masterful pitching performance fueled Buffalo’s 3-0 victory over Norfolk on Saturday at Sahlen Field, the team’s second consecutive shutout. The Bisons have only allowed one run over the first three games of the four-game series. With five-straight victories, Buffalo (37-36) is on its longest win streak of the season. The team has won 13 of its past 16 games …

Bisons and Baseball

Bisons outfielder Jonathan Davis already has what might rate as the catch of the year in the major leagues, a diving grab in deep left-center for the Toronto Blue Jays May 29 at Tampa Bay. He added maybe the catch of the year in the minors Friday night in Sahlen Field. Davis' leaping grab against the fence in left-center in the Herd's opening-game victory over Norfolk l…

Bisons and Baseball

Buffalo pitching was excellent Friday night as the Bisons swept a doubleheader from Norfolk, 2-1 and 1-0, at Sahlen Field. Buffalo improved to 36-36 and moved into second place in the International League North Division. The Bisons have won four straight games. Norfolk (28-44) opened the first game with three consecutive singles to draw first blood, 1-0. Bisons’ star…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons scored a season-high eight runs in the fifth inning to beat the Indianapolis Indians, 11-8, Thursday afternoon at Sahlen Field. The Herd sent 13 men to the plate in the fifth. Andy Burns and Michael De La Cruz singled to start the bottom of the fifth before Bo Bichette hit an opposite-field homer to open the inning’s scoring. The Bisons then record…

Bisons and Baseball

Jordan Patterson and Richard Urena both homered for Buffalo in a 6-3 win over Indianapolis at Sahlen Field on Wednesday. The Bisons – playing as the Buffalo Wings as part of the “Buffalo Wings Wednesdays” promotion – scored twice in the bottom of the first inning and scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the Indians away. Thomas Pannone threw four …

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons followed up one of their most successful road trips of the season by dropping the opener of a seven-game homestand Tuesday night at Sahlen Park. Cam Vieaux and three other relievers combined on a four-hitter for Indianapolis during a 5-2 win over the Bisons. It’s Indy’s first win in four tries against the Herd this season as Buffalo swept a three-game…

Bisons and Baseball

Bisons manager Bobby Meacham has been named manager of the International League All-Stars for the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 10 in El Paso, Texas. Meacham is the fourth Bisons manager to be the IL All-Star skipper. The others are Jeff Datz (1999), Eric Wedge (2002) and Marty Brown (2005). Meacham will lead a coaching staff of Rochester Red Wings pitching coach and f…

Jordan Patterson hit two home runs and drove in six runs for Buffalo in Sunday’s 12-2 romp over the Louisville Bats before 6,724 at Louisville Slugger Field in Kentucky. The game was called because of rain after eight innings and a long delay. Patterson, who spent spring training with the Bats’ major league affiliate, the Cincinnati Reds, before he was traded helped the B…

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Father’s Day offers a good time to remember Bruce Beyer, who had two fathers — the one who raised him and the one who sired him. Beyer, who lived one of the most theatrical lives in Buffalo history, died in April, at the age of 70, of congestive heart failure. As it happens, his great but failing heart led him to a late-in-life astonishment — the discovery that the birt…

Bisons and Baseball

It’s not showing in the standings, but the Buffalo Bisons are making modest progress towards winning baseball these days. The Herd rode a three-run homer by Alen Hanson and a 17-hit attack to an 11-8 win over the Louisville Bats on Saturday night at Louisville Slugger Field in Kentucky. If Buffalo wins the finale of the three-game series today it will assure them of …

Bisons and Baseball

Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Red-hot Jansen already at 20 saves for eighth straight season. (1) 2. Minnesota Twins. Mauer's No. 7 is the franchise's eighth jersey put into retirement. (2) 3. Houston Astros. Yordan Alvarez is first player in franchise annals to homer in first two games. (4) 4. Tampa Bay Ray…