MiLB Recap – Hobson, McFarland lead Fisher Cats to win
By Craig Borden
Buffalo Bisons vs Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Loss 4-5)
Daniel Norris takes another loss after a moderate start Wednesday. Norris went 6 innings and allowed 8 hits that were good for 4 Pig runs. The big blow was a 3-run double by Russ Canzler in the 5th inning. Norris allowed a fastball to catch more of the plate then desired which allowed Canzler to tee up the pitch for a double. Colt Hynes would come on in the 7th and allow the 5th Pig run. Andrew Albers came in and held the Pigs at 5 the remaining 2 innings. This hold left the door open for a possible Herd comeback.
Hitting Aaron Nola proved to rather difficult through his 7.2 innings of work. He allowed only 6 hits while striking out 7 Bisons. The Herd was able to capitalize on those hits in the 8th inning by scrapping together 3 runs off Nola. After a Sean Ochinko RBI single Matt Hague hit an RBI double to drive in 2 more. The rally would come up just short as the Bisons were unable to keep it going to tie the game at 5. Devon Travis continues to work on his rehab assignment and went 0-3 with a walk and run scored. I was hoping that he would get the JaysNest interview bump and rake last night but he is looking good at the plate thus far. More hits will come for Travis as he continues to show patients at the plate.
Line of the game
Alex Hassan 3-4 with a double and a run scored
Buffalo Bisons @ Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Matt Boyd vs Anthony Vasquez)
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