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Bisons drop game to Rochester

by Amy Moritz
@amymoritz

A three-run fifth inning from Rochester helped pace the Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons in front of 10,044 at Coca-Cola Field Thursday afternoon.

With two outs and a runner on first Justin Germano walked Darin Mastroianni. A hit from Eudardo Escobar scored one run while an error by third baseman Jim Negrych allowed another run to score, tying the game for the Red Wings. Another error, this time from right fielder Moises Sierra on a shot from Chris Parmelee allowed Escobar to score giving Rochester a 3-2 lead.

A solo home run from Eric Fryer in the seventh extended Rochester's lead to 4-2.

The bright spot for the Herd was the Triple-A debut of Brad Glenn. The leftfielder had a two-run home run in the second inning -- his first at bat with the Bisons. 

Germano pitched the complete game, giving up four runs, only two earned, on eight hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

P.J. Walters (6-3) took the win, giving up two runs on six hits in seven innings with three walks and four strikeouts.

Buffalo went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight base runners.

The teams conclude their series on Friday night (7:05 p.m., TWC, Radio 1520) with righty Chien-Ming Wang (7-7, 2.71) scheduled to start for Buffalo against lefty Pat Dean (1-0, 1.23).

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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