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Bisons and Baseball

Anthony Kay has yet to pitch in a game at Sahlen Field since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on July 28 as part of the swap that sent All-Star starting pitcher Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets. But the left-handed prospect from Long Island is already developing into a fan favourite – make that favorite – after engaging the Blue Jays’ faithful on social media, r…

Bisons and Baseball

Zach Jackson’s teammates didn't realize the right-handed relief pitcher’s unblemished 8-0 record was the best mark to begin a season in the modern era of Buffalo Bisons baseball. But they noticed the gaudy statistic, and let him know as much. “We always tease Zach,” said Tayler Saucedo, a left-handed reliever and Jackson’s roommate, “because he somehow always comes i…

Bisons and Baseball

Justin Shafer wasn’t sure why he was being called into Bisons manager Bobby Meacham’s office in the visitors’ clubhouse on that June afternoon in Pawtucket. But in the back of his mind, he knew there was a chance he was going back to the majors. “Would you be willing to play in the All-Star Game?” Shafer recalled Meacham asking. “I believe you’re going to be selected…

Bisons and Baseball

Good luck getting Anthony Alford to pick up the phone. The Buffalo Bisons outfielder and heralded Toronto Blue Jays prospect has set his cell to “do not disturb.” He quit checking Twitter. He stopped following the major league team’s transactions. “Because, for me,” he said, “that could be a distraction.” Alford is trying to focus these days after unfulfilled expe…

Bisons and Baseball

It was Lourdes Gurriel Jr. bobblehead giveaway day in Toronto, and the man himself was in a dugout in Syracuse, demoted a week earlier to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. The 25-year-old Gurriel opened the season as the Blue Jays’ starting second baseman. But he hit just .175 through 13 games and was benched during an April 15 loss to Tampa after committing a throwing error…

Bisons and Baseball

Eric Sogard was promoted from the Buffalo Bisons to the Blue Jays last week, allowing the veteran major league infielder to join the big league club in time to contribute to a three-game series sweep of his former team, the Oakland Athletics. Sogard, who has batted leadoff for Toronto since being called up, swallowed his pride and opened the season with Triple-A Buffalo…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday was postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. This is the 14th time a Bisons game has been postponed or canceled this season and the first since June 9. Matt Tracy will pitch the doubleheader opener for the Bisons against Nestor Cortes Jr…

Bisons and Baseball

The past few months have been a crazy blur for Buffalo Bisons pitcher Conor Fisk. He entered the season with the goal of playing in Double-A, but after just one month was called up to Triple-A. He has since become one of the Bisons' most consistent and reliable relievers, with the ability to deliver when the team needs him the most. In his first seven games in Buff…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons entered Sunday’s game with the hope of getting their 41st win of the season and entering the All-Star break at .500. But that hope didn’t translate into success, as the Herd fell 3-0 to the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons had chances Sunday, five to be exact, to put a run on the board or even tie the game. Each time they left a runner in scoring position …

Bisons and Baseball

No soup for the Buffalo Bisons. The Herd’s losing streak has reached five games as Buffalo dropped a 4-1 decision to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Saturday night at Coca-Cola Field in the International League. A crowd of 6,256 attended Seinfeld Night at the home of the Bisons. They saw the Triple-A debut of the Bisons’ Conor Fisk, who appeared in 19 games — all re…

Bisons and Baseball

A six-run fifth by Charlotte led to the undoing of the Buffalo Bisons as the Knights rallied from an early deficit to claim a 10-4 win at Coca-Cola Field on Friday night. A leadoff walk to Michael Saunders helped open the door for the big inning by Charlotte. Alex Presley delivered the big hit, a two-out three-run homer to pace the Knights’ 13-hit attack. Noteworthy:…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons continued their winning ways as Rowdy Tellez embraced the role of game-day hero Monday night as the Herd defeated Syracuse, 8-5, at Coca-Cola Field. Tellez’s homer to left with two out in the bottom of the seventh broke a 5-5 tie. The Herd tacked on two more runs after that as they stretched their winning streak to five in row. Tellez went 2 for 3 …

Bisons and Baseball

The good news for the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night is that for the first time in four days they did not lose. The bad news: their four-game losing streak remains. Mother Nature triumphed as the Bisons’ International League contest against Pawtucket at McCoy Stadium was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 4:35 p.m. June 19. …

Bisons and Baseball

The 22-inning scoreless streak is history but winning remains elusive for the Buffalo Bisons. Despite receiving a pair of home runs from Dalton Pompey, the Herd dropped a 6-5 decision in 10 innings to the host Pawtucket Red Sox before 2,924 at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox scored twice in its half of the 10 to walk off with win and hand the Bisons their sixth loss in sev…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons and Lehigh Valley IronPigs needed all of 121 minutes to get through their International League baseball game Friday night. It was a pitchers’ duel, though, that ultimately did not go in the Bisons’ favor. The IronPigs scored all the runs in this game during the third inning to take a 3-0 victory before 9.885 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. L…