Blue Jays Minor Leagues: Powerless Bisons fall to PawSox 9-6


It seems like something just doesn’t want to have the Bisons finish a complete game.

The Herd’s scheduled double-header with the Pawtucket Red Sox was called due to a power failure in Coca-Cola field that led to an emergency evacuation for all attendees. The power went out in the sixth inning of the first game, a game that was postponed due to rain on Monday.

Bisons General Manager Mike Buczkowski said it would be impossible to play in the second game after he was advised the power would not be on until 5 hours after the outage.

“I’ve been through some power outages, some wind and some rain, but to get them all over the course of two days is certainly not something you’re expecting,” Designated Hitter Chris Colabello said. “It’s definitely hard to get in a rhythm when you expect to play a game everyday.”

With the cancelled game, the Bisons now have three postponements in its first seven.

The teams was able to complete the reschedule first game though, but it didn’t go in the Bisons’ favor. Buffalo dropped its third of it first four to fall to 1-3 when the team lost 9-6 to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

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The game started in the fourth inning where the PawSox were leading 8-3 after a powerful eight-run third from yesterday’s game. Garin Cecchini blasted his first homer of the season off of Ryan Tepera to add to the large lead.

Manager Gary Allenson added that it’s been a weird first week for the unlucky Bisons.

“That was a strange game. The third inning is definitely something you want to forget about,” Allenson said. “Balls in the air were such a problem for us [Monday] and it just snowballed.”

Buffalo didn’t quit though. The team answered back by putting one on the board in the seventh and two more in the eighth. A single by Ezequiel Carrera drove in Ryan Goins from second after Goins led off the seventh with a double to left. Josh Thole kept his hot ways at the plate when he doubled in Matt Hague and Andy Wilkins.

The two runs cut the deficit to three for the Herd, but the rally stalled and lead to a one-two-three ninth for Pawtucket’s Heath Hembree.

“We scored three. That’s a positive there, but we need a combination of good pitching, good hitting and good defense,” Allenson said.

The two teams will face off tomorrow in a doubleheader when Buffalo’s Jeff Francis clashes against Brian Johnson in game 1, and Andrew Albers faces Pawtucket’s Keith Couch.

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