Saturday, May 5, 2007
How's this for a line score...
Pawtucket 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 5 / 14 / 12 / 4
Buffalo..... 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 9 / 15 / 17 / 2
The Bisons plate NINE RUNS in the bottom of the 9th to steal this one. A walkoff base on balls with the bases loaded seals the deal. Final score... Buffalo 15, Pawtucket 14 at Dunn Tire Park.
With the pitching staff stretched thin, infielder Trent Durrington came in to pitch in the top of the 9th, recording one out to end the inning. For his effort he earns the win, the first position player to accomplish such a feat for Buffalo since Chris Coste did it in 2002. This also ties a Bisons modern era record for the greatest comeback ever by the team.
More baseball to come... this is a doubleheader and the second game will go 7 innings.
11:45PM update... Bisons take nightcap by a score of 5-0, and now lead the IL North by 1/2 game. With Torey Lovullo tending to family matters, Coach Dave Myers led the team tonight and admitted that he hadn't called the boss yet to share the news. "He's going to know soon enough he's going to have to call this in" said a smiling Myers. The Bisons sent 13 batters to the plate in the 9th inning, resulting in five hits, three walks, a hit batter, and three Pawtucket fielding errors.