MiLB Recap – Lugnuts homer their way into first!
By Craig Borden
Buffalo Bisons vs Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Double Header)
Game 1 (Loss 1-3)
After the game was suspended Monday night the Bisons hoped to get the ball rolling with a short game but were unable to circle the bases. Andrew Albers continued where Felix Doubront left of from Monday night and pitched well over 4.1 innings. He allowed 1 run and struck out 3. The biggest issue for the Herd was the inability to find some timely hitting. They grounded into 4 double plays through out the game. Steve Tolleson went 1-4 and collected the only RBI for the Bisons. He plated Jonathan Diaz on a single in the 6th.
Game 2 (Win 3-1)
Jeff Francis showed that he still has something left in the tank as he continues to pitch well for the Herd. Francis was able to toss 6 innings and allow just 3 hits with 5 K’s. Playing a shortened game 2 Bobby Korecky came on in the 7th and picked up his 3rd save. Francis now owns a 2.67 ERA and has 2 wins on the season for the Herd.
Offensively Matt Hague continues his hot streak and picked up another RBI in his 3-4 performance. The RBI single gave Hague his 40th RBI of the season. He also ranks a top the league batting average list with a stellar .350 BA. The other 2 runs were scored on an error in the 3rd which allowed the Bisons to gain the lead. Behind Francis and Korecky that would prove to be all the runs needed for the Herd
Line of the night
Jeff Francis 6 IP, 5 K’s, 3 hits, 1ER, 0 BB
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