Bisons-PawSox called due to rain


Mother nature wasn’t the Bisons best friend on Monday

Monday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bisons and the Pawtucket Red Sox was called due to rain that came down in the third inning. Teams will make up the matchup in tomorrow’s doubleheader.

After the Bisons struck on three runs in the bottom of the first, the rain started to come down, and runs kept pouring for the PawSox. A seven-hit eight-run third inning for Pawtucket broke the game wide open. It was an inning that included three errors by the Bisons.

The Bisons got out to a fast start against their division rival. Buffalo forced pitcher Matt Barnes to toss 26 pitches in the bottom half of the first and it rewarded them greatly. The Bisons showed their patience to force two walks from Barnes that led to three runs on the board. Chris Dickerson singled in Ezequiel Carrera from third after the centerfielder led off the Bisons with a walk and stolen base. After Chris Colabello walked to put two men on, Matt Hague lined one off his bat and over the right fielders head that was just out of reach to lead to a triple and two more runs on the board.

Chad Jenkins was pulled in the third for Rob Rasmussen. The righty started out hot, retiring six of his first seven batters, but the rain affected his outing. Jenkins lasted only 2.2 innings, allowed a total of six runs on eight hits with four earned runs in his first start of the season.

The game will resume Tuesday at Coca-Cola Field with the Bisons trailing 8-3 in the starting of the fourth. Buffalo’s Jeff Francis is scheduled to battle against Pawtucket’s Brian Johnson in game two.

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