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Bisons and Baseball

Every time the umpire called strike two, Reese McGuire called for a change-up. It was 2017, McGuire’s first full season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization after being traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the catcher was in the early stages of developing relationships with the pitchers at Double-A New Hampshire. The learning curve with each new teammate was as varie…

Bisons and Baseball

Two days ago, Sean Reid-Foley was in the Buffalo Bisons' starting rotation and Danny Jansen was the primary catcher and coming off a Triple-A All-Star Game appearance. Monday night, Reid-Foley and Jansen were both in the starting lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Kansas City Royals. It marked the first time in Blue Jays history that batterymates made their bi…

Bisons and Baseball

Tops in licensing The Buffalo Bisons were named one of the top 25 teams in licensed merchandise sales for 2017 as announced by Minor League Baseball. All 160 minor league teams set a record with more than $70.8 million in retail sales last year. The list does not include the amount of money generated by individual teams. The Bisons did not make the top 25 list in 2016. …

Bisons and Baseball

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…

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 …

Bisons and Baseball

The dormant Buffalo bats finally came alive in their last chance to do so, and Christian Lopes' three-run blast in the top of the ninth gave the Bisons enough to salvage a 6-3 win against the  Pawtucket on Monday night. Over the prior 26 innings, Buffalo had only scored three runs. In the two games prior to Monday, both losses at home to Gwinnett, the Bisons mustered on…

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After winning five in a row against the division's two best teams, the Buffalo Bisons have taken a step back this week upon hitting the road. Bobby Meacham's team salvaged the series' third game at Indianapolis on Wednesday, but the Bisons (51-67) reverted to the loss column on Thursday night in Toledo. The Mud Hens (56-61) scored runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and ei…

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The Buffalo Bisons' situation looked perilous on Saturday night. They had the lead, but Lehigh Valley was threatening. The IronPigs had runners on second and third and two outs. Logan Moore stood at the plate with his team trailing by one. A Jon Berti gaffe earlier in the inning opened the door for the IronPigs to take advantage, and Bisons southpaw Tim Mayza fell behind i…

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After taking two of three from division-leading Scranton/Wilkes Barre this week, the Bisons (48-64) returned home and banged out eight runs on nine hits in a dominant 4 1/2-inning, rain-shortened 8-2 win over second-place Lehigh Valley (67-45). Second baseman Jon Berti turned a slick double play to end the top of the fifth during a torrential downpour to make the game offi…