by Amy Moritz
Friday afternoon included more roster moves for the Buffalo Bisons. I know. Set your face stunned.
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz, who leaves the Herd on a four-game hitting streak. Catcher Jack Murphy returns to the Herd. He was on the Bisons' Opening Day Roster and made three starts before being transferred to Double-A New Hampshire.
Also back to the Herd is Chad Jenkins who was optioned by the Jays. The right-handed pitcher started the season in Buffalo and was promoted to Toronto on April 25 where had appeared in one game, giving up three runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Other notes for tonight's 7:05 fridaynightbash! as the Herd hosts the Charlotte Knights:
- Sean Nolin starts for Buffalo. He has allowed four hits over his last two starts.
- Kevin Pillar's 13-game hit streak is tied for the second longest active streak in the International League, trailing a 14-game streak by Rochester's Chris Parmelee.
- Bobby Korecky is the only pitcher in affiliated baseball that has league qualification who has yet to give up a run in 2014. The reliever has thrown 20 innings of scoreless baseball with 19 strikeouts.
- Speaking of pitching, the Bisons' staff as a team ERA of 2.97, the best in the league.
Tonight's Bison's lineup:
Darin Mastroianni -- LF
Jared Goedert -- 3B
Kevin Pillar -- CF
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- RF
Ryan Schimpf -- DH
Ryan Goins -- SS
Mike Nickeas -- C
Jonathan Diaz -- 2B