(bisons.com)-All Buffalo needed was four runs in the first inning as the Bisons shut out Scranton Wilkes-Barre 4-1 Sunday afternoon at PNC Field.
Herd starter Dave Bush threw six innings shutout innings of two-hit ball. Bush struck out five Scranton hitters and allowed no earned runs in his 11th start of the season.
Mauro Gomez hit his IL-leading 16th home run of the season to add two more runs to the Bisons score. Gomez now has 16 homers and 37 RBI's on the season.
Shortstop Ryan Goins hit his 10th double of the season to right field and Luis Jimenez followed that up with a double of his own, scoring Goins and giving the Bisons a 1-0 lead.
Third baseman Jim Negrych doubled to left and right fielder Ryan Langerhans singled him in from third to give Buffalo four runs in one inning for the second straight game. The Herd scored four runs in the fourth inning of yesterday's game against the Rail Riders.
Joel Correno came in for the seventh and eighth innings. The 220-pound reliever allowed just one hit, while striking out three and walking just one batter.
The Bisons jumped on Scranton starting pitcher Chris Bootcheck early, but he did end up going seven innings, allowing 10 hits and striking out five.
Five Buffalo players had at least two hits in the game. Jimenez, Gomez, Negrych and Mike McCoy, who had three doubles Saturday night, all had multi-hit games.
Gomez led the Herd with two RBI's, while Langherans and Jimenez had the other two.
Bisons utility man Mike McCoy has now hit in five straight games. He had two singles and walked once in the game today. The walk has given him 15 in his last 18 games for a total of 19 walks over that span.
Veteran reliever Buddy Carlyle gave the Herd a bit of a scare in the ninth. He gave up a single to Zoilo Almonte and walked Ronnie Musteller to start the inning. He got Dan Johnson to ground into a fielder's choice, who then advanced to second on a throwing error by Negrych.
Carlyle managed to buckle down and get Josh Bell to hit a fly ball to left to get the important second out of the inning. It was not before Musteller scored on the sac-fly to put the Rail Riders within three, but Carlyle got Melky Mesa to ground out to third and the Bisons got their second win in a row.
The series continues Monday evening with a single game at Scranton Wilkes-Barre. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.