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Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons are two games out of first place in the International League’s North Division after a 7-3 victory over visiting Durham on Friday night at Sahlen Field. Division-leading Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (65-58) lost its fifth straight game Friday, a 5-2 decision to Gwinnett, and that allowed the Bisons (63-60) to gain another game on the RailRiders. Buffalo ha…

Bisons and Baseball

A promising start from the Bisons’ TJ Zeuch soured in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Toledo scored five runs to erase Buffalo’s lead and claim a 5-1 victory Thursday night at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. Zeuch (3-2, 4.92) had maintained a two-hit shutout into the bottom of the eighth inning, when the Mud Hens opened with four straight hits and tied the game…

Bisons and Baseball

A late Bisons rally fell short Friday night against the visiting Syracuse Mets as Buffalo dropped the series opener, 5-3, at Sahlen Field. Trailing, 5-1, entering the bottom of the eighth, Jonathan Davis and Richard Urena reached base for the Bisons with two out. Davis scored on a single from Rowdy Tellez to make it 5-2, but Patrick Kivlehan struck out to end the inn…

Bisons and Baseball

Rowdy Tellez picked the right time to hit his first minor league home run of the season With the score tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, the first baseman clobbered a 1-0 pitch over the right field wall at Sahlen Field and gave the Bisons a 6-3 victory over Columbus on Friday night. He drove in Socrates Brito and Dalton Pompey to break the 3-3 tie between the …

Bisons and Baseball

Bo Bichette led Buffalo’s offense with two doubles and a homer as the Bisons easily handled Syracuse, 8-2, Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium to even the series at one game apiece. Bichette, batting in the leadoff position, doubled in the first and second innings and homered in the fourth. He has recorded a hit in six straight contests and has four home runs in 21 games s…

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

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

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

Usually you can draw a few conclusions from the first month of the season, but it's impossible to figure out what to make of April when you look at the American League East. (OK, the Orioles were supposed to be terrible and they have been. The Blue Jays were supposed to range from mediocre to terrible and have been. Toss them out of this discussion). The Yankees can'…

Bisons and Baseball

The biggest news at the ballpark in 2019 is the name. And, of course, what that means for the food. Sahlen Field, named for the Buffalo hot dog company, is the fifth corporate name of Buffalo's downtown stadium. Just like the previous name, Coca-Cola Field, this naming rights deal has a 10-year commitment that was announced in October. At the concession stands, the n…

Bisons and Baseball

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolina coast – and the Durham Bulls scheduled to host Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Governors' Cup finals beginning Thursday, the International League has taken pre-emptive measures to avoid the storm. The league has decided to play the entire series between the Bulls and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa…

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…

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In the battle of Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famers turned managers, Torey Lovullo has sent Dave Roberts a mighty big message come October. Lovullo's Arizona Diamondbacks have become the talk of the National League. Roberts' Los Angeles Dodgers, once on the road to breaking the all-time record of 116 wins in a season, have become a sudden enigma. The Diamondbacks had a …