Buffalo Bisons vs Pawtucket Red Sox (Win 9-1)
Sunday the Buffalo Bisons offense broke out to support a great pitching performance. We start with the pitching with Wade LeBlanc. LeBlanc would throw a solid 5 innings of work and allow only 4 hits. He would allow the 1 run on a few singles in the first inning but then cruised for the remainder of his outing. He would also record 2 strikeout and a pair of walks.
Ben Rowen would be the first out of the pen and got into some trouble quick. After allowing 2 singles in the first 3 batters he faced he was able to regain control and shut down the Sox for the inning. Ryan Tepera can on in the 7th for a shutdown inning. Pat Venditte tossed a stellar inning in which he recorded 2 strikeouts. Dusting Antolin would finish things out in a non-save opportunity and allowed only 1 hit in the 9th. Pitching was on fire against the Paw-Sox and opened the door for the offense
Pitching Grade: A+
On the flip side of the ball the Bisons unmasked a consistent attack on Paw-Sox pitching. The flood gates opened in the top of the 3rd inning where they scored 4 runs.
Tony Sanchez led off the inning with a single and was followed with an error at first base. After Andy Burns walked the bases were loaded. Darrell Ceciliani walked with the bases loaded for the first run. Jesus Montero came into the box next and slugged a double to left which was good for 3 runs. Flashing forward to the 5th where Montero struck again. This time he scorched a hard line-drive over the left field wall for a 2-run homer. In the late innings the Bisons would tag on 3 more runs on a wild pitch, a sac fly, and a string of singles.
Offensive Grade: A+
Line of the Day – Jesus Montero 4-5 with a double, a home run, 2 runs scored, 5 RBIs
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