The Bisons' bullpen has been better of late and hard-throwing Manny Acosta is a big reason. Acosta, the native of Panama, got the call to New York today as the Mets have returned Mike O'Connor to Buffalo.
Acosta has recovered from a couple of disastrous April outings to get on a quite a run for himself with the Herd. He's 1-0 with four saves and a 1.77 ERA in 20 games this season and has 27 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings. But he also has 17 walks and that's been a problem.
Of late, however, Acosta has posted an 0.64 ERA over his last 13 appearances, allowing just one run in 14 1/3 innings.
O'Connor had a great season in Buffalo last year (5-2, 2.67, 6 saves in 51 games) and was off to a decent start this year (2-1, 3.31 in 10 games) before going to New York (0-1, 2.70 in 9 games).
The Bisons are in Gwinnett tonight to open a four-game series against the Braves.