Bisons Rally for Fourth Straight Win

11:06 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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(bisons.com) - Anthony Gose's ninth inning RBI single gave the Bisons a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Syracuse Wednesday night.

It was the Herd's fourth-straight win over Chiefs.

There was a one hour and five minute rain delay that started in the seventh inning with two outs and the second delay for these two teams in as many days.

But the Bisons came out swinging in the final frame and got the job done.

Jim Negrych and Andy LaRoche started the inning off with two-straight singles, allowing for Gose to drive Negrych in for the game-winner.

Gose finished 2-for-4 with two RBI's and LaRoche finished 2-for-4 with a home run.

Designated hitter Mauro Gomez hit his IL-leading 25th home run of the season with a monster shot over the left field wall to pull the Herd within two runs at 3-1 in the fourth inning.

The Herd climbed back into the game in the fifth.

LaRoche led off the inning with his 10th home run of the season to right center field bringing the Bisons within one run of the Chiefs.

The Fort Scott, Kan. native is now 6-for-19 with two home runs since coming back from the disabled list.

Left fielder Eugenio Velez followed the home run with a triple to center field, putting the tying run on third with no outs. Gose then grounded out to the pitcher, allowing Velez to score and tie the game at three.

After a rocky first inning, starting pitcher Justin Germano settled down and started throwing strikes. Germano forced the Syracuse hitters to put the ball in play and allow the Herd defense to make plays behind him.

The Pasadena, Calif. Native retired 16 of the last 18 batters he faced.

Germano, making his team-high 17th start, got back on track after the one-run blip in the third and retired eight straight hitters between the fourth and sixth innings before a ground ball single up the middle by Tyler Moore broke up the streak.

The right-hander finished the night with five strikeouts, allowing six hits and three earned runs in 6.2 innings pitched.

Both teams got a player on third base with less than two outs in the first inning. Syracuse managed to get at a run across the board, while Buffalo did not.

Chiefs leadoff hitter Eury Perez tripled down the left field line and Jeff Kobernus hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Perez to give Syracuse the early 1-0 lead.

Danny Espinosa then doubled to center and Corey Brown followed up with a double of his own to put the Chiefs ahead 2-0 after the first inning.

Bisons shortstop Ryan Goins doubled to center and advanced to third on a fielding error by Brown.

Second baseman Brett Lawrie, who was playing in his second rehab game with the Bisons, hit a ball to third base and Goins got caught in a rundown. He was tagged out before reaching home plate for the second out and Mauro Gomez struck out swinging as the Herd failed to score.

Reliever Tommy Hottovy came in for Germano after the delay and struck out Will Rhymes to end the seventh. Hottovy has allowed just three hits over his last 11 appearances for the Bisons.

Brad Lincoln replaced Hottovy for the final two innings and finished with three strikeouts while allowing just one hit to earn his second win of the season.

Kevin Pillar kept his 20-game streak of reaching base alive with a single in the eighth inning. He was 1-for-4 with a run scored.

 

 

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