6/24/10

Bisons Notes 6/24/10 - Buffalo at Gwinnett (7:05 p.m.)

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Buffalo Bisons (38-35, 3rd(-3.5), North) vs. Gwinnett Braves (33-40, 3rd(-10.5), South)


Thursday, June 24, 2010 (7:05 p.m.) -Coolray Field


RHP Dillon Gee (6-4, 4.73) vs. RHP Jair Jurrjens (0-1, 5.14)


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


TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Gwinnett Braves in the final game of a four-game series at Coolray Field (7:05 p.m.). The Herd has won two straight games against the Braves and will look for the series win in tonight’s finale. It would be the Bisons first series win since they took three of four games in Norfolk, June 4-7, The Bisons will travel to Charlotte tomorrow for a four-game series against the Knights.



vs. BRAVES: The Herd now leads the Braves 2-1 in this four-game series. A series victory would be the first for the Bisons against Gwinnett, who is in their second year of existence. The two clubs split each four-game set last season in the Braves’ debut year.



RHP DILLON GEE is in search for his team-leading seventh win of the season tonight. Gee has been denied number seven in each of his last four starts. On Saturday, Gee allowed just one earned run in six innings but the Bisons lost in 10 innings to Indianapolis. Gee leads the Bisons staff with 75 strikeouts.

OF VALENTINO PASCUCCI has been a force as of late. In his last five games, Pascucci is batting .375 (6-16) with a 1.25 slugging percentage, six runs scored and eight RBI. His last six hits have all gone for extra-bases, with two doubles and four home runs since last Friday.


OF LUCAS DUDA first Triple-A home run last night proved to be the game-winning run. Duda hit a solo shot off Todd Redmond with two outs in the sixth inning. Duda had three hits in the game and has now hit in all but one of his eight games with the Bisons. Duda was promoted on June 13 after hitting .286 in 45 games with Double-A Binghamton.

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