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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

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

Bo Bichette homered for the first time since April 13, but the Bisons fell to Louisville, 3-2, Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field. Bichette has been rehabbing a hand injury he suffered in April when he was hit by a pitch against Syracuse. He batted in the leadoff position for the second night in a row Friday and opened the game with his home run to center field…

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

A two-run home run from Andy Burns in the fourth inning was all the offense Buffalo needed in a 3-1 victory over Lehigh Valley at Sahlen Field Friday night. The Bisons improved to 26-33 while the IronPigs dropped to .500 overall at 29-29. Burns’ blast was set up when Richard Urena drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the inning. He scored on the next Bisons’ at-bat …

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons thought they could drum up some business as the “Buffalo Wings,” tapping into the hot national trend of minor league baseball teams using alternate identities to salute local cuisine. The organization introduced the promotion last summer for a series against the “Rochester Plates,” with Buffalo players wearing special uniforms that featured a drumstic…

Bisons and Baseball

A four-run seventh inning lifted Rochester over Buffalo, 7-2, Saturday night at Frontier Field and took the second game of the three-game series. Bisons’ outfielder Anthony Alford left the game after the first inning for an undisclosed reason. He doubled in his only at-bat in the first. Socrates Brito replaced him in right field and went 2-for-4 in his place at the p…

Bisons and Baseball

Buffalo let a three-run lead slip away as Rochester beat the Bisons, 5-4, in 10 innings at Frontier Field Friday. The game, in essence, was decided in six pitches. After the Red Wings’ Nick Gordon struck out, Buddy Boshers hit Lamonte Wade. After that, Zander Wiel drew a walk on four straight pitches to load the bases (MILB rules place a runner on second at the begin…

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 …

Bisons and Baseball

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…

Bisons and Baseball

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…