Bisons Notes 6/10/10 - Buffalo at Durham (7:05 p.m.)

From Press Release:

Buffalo Bisons (33-27, T2nd(-1.5), North) vs. Durham Bulls (36-24, 1st(+8.5), South)

Thursday, June 10, 2010 (7:05 p.m.) - Durham Bulls Athletic Park

RHP Dylan Owen (2-1, 6.14) vs. LHP Heath Phillips (5-4, 4.02)

Radio: WWKB AM 1520, http://www.bisons.com/

TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Bisons take on the Durham Bulls in the third game of a four-game series from Durham Bulls Athletic Park (7:05 p.m.). The Herd has lost the first two games in the series and needs a win tonight and tomorrow for a four-game split. Tonight’s game continues Buffalo’s eight-game roadtrip that began with a four-game spit in Norfolk. The Bisons will return home June 12 for an eight-game homestand starting with Lehigh Valley.

vs. THE BULLS: After last night’s defeat, the Bisons are now just 1-5 in their last six games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Prior to that, the Herd had faired extremely well at the home of the Bulls. Buffalo didn’t lose a series at DBAP from 2003-2008 with three set wins and three splits. Overall, the foes have split the first 50 games the Bisons have played in Durham.

INSIDE THE PARK: Last night, INF MIKE JACOBS hit the Bisons’ first inside-the-park home run in almost three years. Jacobs’ towering flyball off the Blue Monster counted for his seventh home run of the season. The last Bison batter to accomplish the feat was INF JOE INGLETT on August 18, 2007 in Ottawa. In the first six games this roadtrip, Jacobs has hit .393 (11-28) with four doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBI.

TURN IT UP: INF JUSTIN TURNER has reached base safely in all 12 games he’s been with Buffalo. In his time with the Bisons, the infielder has averaged .327 (16-49) with five RBI and seven runs scored.

F-MART UPDATE: OF FERNANDO MARTINEZ went 2-5 last night in his third game with Single-A St. Lucie. Martinez was on the Bisons disabled list from May 14 - June 7 and missed 23 games with a left hamstring strain. Overall, the outfielder has hit .333 (4-12) with a double and a run scored for St. Lucie. He hit .244 (20-82) in 22 games with the Bisons before the injury.

MOW ‘EM DOWN: RHP JOSE DE LA TORRE is currently riding a seven inning scoreless streak that has lasted his past four outings. In his last four appearances, De La Torre has allowed no hits and only three walks. He has struck out four batters and lowered his ERA from 9.00 to 2.70.

METS UPDATE: The Mets (31-27) and Padres were rained out on Wednesday night. The teams are playing a day-night doubleheader at Citi Field with the first game at 1:10 this afternoon. The Mets have won nine straight games at home and are 23-9 at Citi Field this season. That’s the most home wins in Major League Baseball. LHP JOHAN SANTANA and LHP JON NIESE start for New York today


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