• Bisons blowout Tribe 15-2

    June 10, 2011 No comments

    Left fielder Lucas Duda blasted a two-run home run, first baseman Valentino Pascucci launched a three-run longball and second baseman Luis Hernandez connected on a grand slam as the Buffalo Bisons pounded out 15 runs on 11 hits and nine walks to blow away the Indianapolis Indians 15-2 yesterday morning at Coca-Cola Field.

    After being shut out the night before, the Bisons offense exploded for an Indians’ opponent season high 15 runs on 11 hits, nine walks and a hit by pitch.

    After an RBI ground-rule double by Hernandez and run scoring groundout by Raul Chavez started the scoring in the second, Pascucci began the early morning power show with a three-run blast to left that capped the Bisons five-run third.

    Then in the fourth inning, Duda extended his hitting streak to nine games by belting his 10th dinger of the season and second in the series against the Tribe. The two-run shot, which sailed over the wall in right, plated Luis Figueroa and extended the Bisons advantage to 9-1.

    Finally, Buffalo poured it on with six more scores in the eighth, highlighted by the grand slam shot off the bat of Hernandez.

    Despite matching the Bisons with 11 hits in the contest, the Indians offense only plated two scores, both on sacrifice flies off the bat of RF Miles Durham.

    Buffalo starter Pat Misch turned in his best outing of the season to earn his first victory and improve to 1-3 after scattering eight hits and allowing just one run over seven innings of work.

    It was a rough night for Tribe hurlers beginning with starter Sean Gallagher who suffered the loss to fall to 1-8 after allowing nine runs on nine hits and three walks over six innings of work. Indians reliever Dan Meyer then struggled through 1.1 innings, allowing six walks and five runs, before infielder Shelby Ford was called upon to finish off the contest in what was his first career professional appearance on the mound.

    Indianapolis now looks to gain the series victory, while Buffalo looks to gain the split in the series finale tonight at 7:35 p.m. LHP Rudy Owens is scheduled to take the mound for the Indians, while LHP Mark Cohoon is expected to get the call for the Bisons.

    Following the series finale tonight, the Tribe will return home to Victory Field for four games against the Gwinnett Braves beginning tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. A team autograph session begins the homestand as players and coaches will sign autographs on the Victory Field concourse from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. prior to Saturday’s series opener.


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