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Shannon Michaels knew something was up when her friend told her to look presentable for the Buffalo Bisons game, but she just thought she was nominated for “Military Family of the Night.” “I hate attention," Michaels said. Tom Michaels, Shannon's husband, is stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, where he had been for the past five months. (He's from Spr…

Bisons and Baseball

Ryan Feierabend couldn’t even get through two innings pitched as the Syracuse Mets defeated Buffalo the Buffalo Bisons, 9-2, before a Kids’ Day crowd of 16,409 at Sahlen Field Thursday. The Mets’ offense had little trouble finding success against Feierabend. Rajai Davis earned a single on the first pitch of the game and Ruben Tejada hit a line drive single after forcing a…

Bisons and Baseball

Socrates Brito hit the first pitch he saw in the eighth inning to deep center field to complete the Buffalo Bisons’ 6-4 comeback win over Syracuse Wednesday at Sahlen Field. The Mets (26-25) led, 4-0, through the top of the sixth inning before Buffalo (21-27) scored for the first time. Brito finished 1 for 4 with three RBIs. Anothony Alford drove home the other three…

Bisons and Baseball

Eric Wedge, who graduated from the Buffalo Bisons to become American League Manager of the Year with the 2007 Cleveland Indians, has been named the new head coach at his alma mater, Wichita State University. The school said he has signed a five-year contract. Wedge had been serving as a field coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Bisons' parent. He has not been in …

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Starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley left Buffalo’s game with a side injury in the fourth inning as the Bisons fell to Syracuse, 16-2, Tuesday night at Sahlen Field. Manager Bobby Meacham told Pat Malacaro, the Bisons’ play-by-play announcer, after the game that Reid-Foley “felt a little strain in his side” and will undergo further testing on Wednesday. Reid-Foley (1-3) …

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Tim Tebow is reminded that he’s back in Buffalo for the first time since the final regular season game of his NFL career. It was Dec. 30, 2012, and his New York Jets were trailing the Buffalo Bills, 7-3, with 12:23 remaining in the second quarter of the regular season finale at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tebow entered the game, replacing quarterback Mark Sanchez for one s…

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The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will have to find a new home. Key Bank Center's expansion of the Sabres Store is pushing into space the arena once provided for the Hall of Fame's displays. "The Sabres had indicated they would like us to move out when their season ended. Unfortunately, they didn't make the playoffs, so that came quicker than we thought it woul…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons ended a successful seven-game road trip on a down note Monday with a 5-0 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Buffalo had scored at least five runs in its previous three games as it went 4-3 on the trip. The Bisons are now 20-26 on the season. Buffalo’s offense recently was depleted with the call-ups of Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to the pa…

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Buffalo erased an early Lehigh Valley lead but couldn’t keep its own as the Bisons fell to the IronPigs, 8-5, Saturday at Coca-Cola Field in Allentown, Pa. The four-game series is split at one game apiece. The next matchup is set for today at 6:35 p.m. Turner Larkins lost his first start after being called up from Dunedin on May 24. He struck out three and gave up…

Bisons and Baseball

Two five-run innings provided plenty of offense for Buffalo as it downed Lehigh Valley, 15-8, to open a four-game series at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., Friday night. It was the Bisons’ best offensive performance of the year. The Herd hadn’t scored double-digit runs since a 10-1 victory over Pawtucket on May 2. The scoring spree went on in lieu of Cavan Biggio a…

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is gone to Toronto and now the other member of the Buffalo Bisons with Hall of Fame lineage is off to the big leagues as well. Infielder Cavan Biggio, son of former Houston Astros standout Craig Biggio, is being recalled by the Blue Jays to make his major-league debut Friday night in Rogers Centre against the San Diego Padres. In addition to Big…

Bisons and Baseball

A disastrous first inning for starter Jacob Waguespack hobbled the Buffalo Bisons as they fell to Rochester, 4-0, Wednesday night at Frontier Field. Waguespack (2-6) was pulled after only two outs in the bottom of the first. By the time he was relieved by Conor Fisk, he had thrown 41 pitches, given up three runs and had walked the bases loaded. Fisk got the Bisons ou…

Bisons and Baseball

No team in the International League has allowed more home runs this season than the Buffalo Bisons. Conversely, no team has hit fewer homers than the Herd. Six weeks into the season and struggling at both ends of the spectrum, it appears the Bisons are having a more difficult time than their Triple-A counterparts adjusting to playing with the same ball that’s used in…

Bisons and Baseball

Strong defense and timely hits from the likes of Jordan Patterson and Teoscar Hernandez led Buffalo to a 5-0 victory over Rochester at Frontier Field on Tuesday. It was the Bisons’ first shutout victory of the season. They improve to 17-23 overall while Rochester drops to 15-25. Shawn Morimando got the start on the mound for Buffalo but finished with a no-decision af…

Brian O’Grady hit home runs in three successive at-bats and the Louisville Bats hit a total of five out of the park Sunday in a 7-3 triumph over the Buffalo Bisons at Sahlen Field. All five of the Louisville home runs came with the bases empty even though the Bats pounded Buffalo pitching for 16 hits. O’Brady, 27, a left-hand hitting first baseman from Rutgers, had hit s…