Bisons Split With Yankees

9:54 PM, Sep 4, 2011   |    comments
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(Bisons.com) The Bisons took the first game of a double header by getting two out base hits and taking advantage of wild pitches by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but couldn't put a run across in the second game of the night that was rain shortened.

The Herd took the first game 5-1 and dropped the second game 2-0 at PNC Field against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. It's the second time that the Bisons have split a double header.  

Bisons won the first game of a double header 5-1 thanks to timely hitting. Raul Chavez kicked things into gear in the third inning by getting a one out single. A follow up single by Luis Figueroa moved Chavez to second and a wild pitch advanced the runners to third and second.

Jesus Feliciano smacked a ground ball to the Yankees first baseman for an out while Chavez went home for the Bisons first run of the game, Figueroa would score on a wild pitch. The Herd added two more runs in the fifth inning when Mike Baxter singled with two outs to drive in two more runs putting the Bisons up 4-0.

After the Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the fifth the Bisons got back their four run lead in the top of the sixth. The Bisons got their fifth run of the game with two outs for the second time in the game as Raul Chavez singled in Luis Hernandez.

The second game of the night didn't go as well as the first as the Bisons were held completely off the scoreboard only managing three hits all night two of them by Valentino Pascucci.

The Yankees scored one run on a single and another on a sacrifice fly and it was all they needed as Yankees starter David Phelps threw six shutout innings. Phelps gave up just three hit and one walk while striking out seven Bisons.

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