Buffalo 5, Gwinnett 4 - Ramon Ortiz debuts

from press release:

The Bisons used the long ball once again to get their second straight victory on Wednesday night, 5-4 over the Gwinnett Braves from Coolray Field.  The Herd struck first on a two-out rally in the first inning, stringing together four straight hits with two outs to take a 3-0 lead. Mike Jacobs came back a half inning later to give the Bisons a 4-3 lead in the sixth on his ninth homer of the year. Two batters latter, Lucas Duda struck for his first long ball with Buffalo on a laser over the right field wall to extend the Bisons lead to 5-3. The Braves scored a run in the seventh to make it a 5-4 game and threatened again in the ninth. However, with runners on first and second and one out, Manny Acosta struck out Mitch Jones. The runner on second, Jordan Schafer took off on the pitch and was thrown out by the catcher Josh Thole at third, for a strike him out-throw him out double play to end the game. Ramon Ortiz made his Bisons debut on the hill, working four strong innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits. Most impressive was his strike to ball ratio, throwing 42 strikes compared to just 14 balls.


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