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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

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

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…

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Kyle Williams: A traitor to Buffalo sports? Maybe – at least in jest. Thursday night marks the first of a four-game homestand in which the Buffalo Wings – the temporarily rebranded Buffalo Bisons – face the Rochester Plates, known usually as the Rochester Red Wings, at Coca-Cola Field. Following a minor league baseball trend where teams adjust nicknames to reflect re…

Bisons and Baseball

When the Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs did a rebranding night last year, they hit home runs at the box office and the merchandise stands. The Buffalo Bisons were apparently taking copious notes. After three days of teases on Twitter, the Bisons let the drumstick out of the bucket Thursday as they announced they will wear special uniforms and change their name …

Bisons and Baseball

The Bisons' season opener at Rochester was postponed for a third consecutive day Sunday by snow and cold temperatures. The team will try against Monday night in Pawtucket for the start of a three-game series. Game time is 6:15 p.m. The Bisons' home opener is scheduled for Thursday at 2:05 p.m. at Coca Cola Field against Indianapolis. The postponed games will be ma…

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When it comes to the Dog Days of August, the Yankees are in the throes of them. Don't let Friday's did-you-see-that comeback against the Red Sox fool you. What has been a fascinating transition season engineered by GM Brian Cashman is clearly in danger of slipping away thanks to a quiet offense and injuries on the mound. Slugger Aaron Judge entered the weekend having…