MiLB Recap – Herd Splits Double Header

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Mandatory Credit:

Buffalo Bisons vs Scranton/ Wilkes- Barre Rail Riders (Double Header)

Game 1 (Loss 0-4)

A decent start for Joel Pinero goes to waste as the Herd just could not get the offense rolling against a dominate start for the Rail Riders.  Joel De La Cruz and James Pazos of the Rail Riders were nearly un-hittable as the Bison bats only managed to gather 4 hits.  Pinero however gave up 10 hits to the opposition and allowed 3 of the 4 runs.  He was able to strike out 6 and did not allow any free passes.  A decent start that could have kept the Bisons in the game long enough to win if the offense could have managed basically anything.  Tough start for the offense in the double header.  Pretty good for Pinero’s Triple-A debut despite not having his best stuff.

Line of the Game

Not wanting to hand out any hardware for this performance.  A true team loss.

Game 2 (Win 6-4)

After the break the Herd must have learned that the ball needs to be hit in play to win ball games because they broke out in the 3rd inning.  Scoring 4 runs in the top of the 3rd.  The Rail Riders would not start their comeback bid for a few innings as Randy Wolf continued to impress.  Wolf tossed 5 innings and gave up just 1 run while striking out 3.  He gave way to Miguel Castro who came on and gave up a 3 run homer to catcher Juan Graterol.  He finished the inning with 2 strikeouts total but the damage was done.  Going into the top of the 7th the game was tied at 4.  The offense kept rolling and scrapped together 2 more runs and the bullpen kept the Rail Riders off the board the remainder of the game.

Line of the game

Luke Scott 2-4 with 2 RBI

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