Monday, July 15, 2013

RailRiding Into The All-Star Break

The Bisons finish their unofficial first half 7-3 in their last 10 thank in large part to the 4 or 5 they won from the Chiefs and their 1 game win against the IronPigs.

Onto the recaps.

IronPigs game: W 4-1

Thad Weber was good again in his start, going 6 and allowing just 1 run. The bullpen threw 4 shutout innings and Joel Carreno was the pitcher of record, throwing 2 innings and striking out 4.

Multi-hit games from Kevin Pillar (2-4), Andy LaRoche (2-4), and Sean Ochinko (2-4).

An ugly 10th inning pitching performance from the Pigs led to the Bisons win. The inning went like this:

Pillar singled and was bunted to 2nd by Goins. Lawrie walked and Velez grounded out. LaRoche was intentionally walked and then shit got real. Negrych was walked to bring in the go-ahead run, followed by a McCoy walk to make it 3-1. A wild pitch brought in run 4 before Gose lined out.

RailRiders Series:

Game 1: L 2-1

Chien-Ming Wang started and game up 2 in 6 innings for the hard luck loss.

The Bisons run came in on a Sean Ochinko HR.

The Herd only managed 4 hits.

Game 2: L 5-0

Dave Bush gave up 4 in 4.1 IP on 9 hits and 2 walks. Jeremy Jeffress made his return with a shutout inning in relief.

Mike McCoy was 2-2 with a walk and a stolen base as the lone offensive stand out.

Game 3: W 7-1

Ricky Romero was in ace-mode with 8 innings of 4 hit/1 walk baseball giving up just 1 run.

The offense was not sharp, but capitalized on some mistakes. They scored on a 2nd inning wild pitch and 3 runs came in to score on a Dan Johnson error in the 5th.

Muninori Kawasaki came back to Buffalo and made an immediate impact. He walked in the 1st inning and stole 2nd before scoring on a Negrych single.

Sean Ochinko added a 7th inning HR, which was his 2nd of the series.

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