Despite Red Hot Den Dekker, Schwinden Struggles In Bisons 7-5 Defeat
Although the Bisons scored five runs and had ten hits, Buffalo went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position as they were defeated by Scranton Wilkes Barre Monday night 7-5.
In the top of the 2nd inning, Buffalo took an early lead with a two-run homer by Matt Tuiasosopo but let up a run in the 2nd, one in the 4th, two in the 5th, 2 in the 6th, and one in the eighth, which was too much for the Bisons offense. Fred Lewis, Josh Satin, and Matt Den Dekker all had multiple hit efforts, with Lewis going 2-for-5 and Den Dekker and Satin 2-for-3 going with a run scored each. Adam Loewen and Josh Rodriguez each added in a double of their own, with Satin and Lucas May adding in a RBI each but the five runs were not enough for the Bisons.
Chris Schwinden struggled for the first time in his return to the Bisons, pitching five innings, allowing six hits, four earned runs, two walks, and eight strikeouts. CJ Nitkowski, in relief of Schwinden, allowed his first runs in his return to the Mets organization, allowing three hits, two runs, and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. Jeff Stevens added a scoreless inning and Garrett Olson finished the game pitching an inning and a third, two hits, one run, two walks, and two strike outs.
Herd Rumblings: Matt Den Dekker continued his hot hitting of late hitting .306 with a homer and eight RBI in the last ten games prior to todays game…. Zack Wheeler (0-1 4.60 ERA) is on the mound for the Bisons in a early afternoon matinee on Tuesday at 1:05pm in the second game of a odd five game series with Scranton which ends on Friday. Wheeler has thrown 15.2 innings for Buffalo over three starts, allowing 13 hits, eight runs, seven walks, and 16 strikeouts. Wheeler looked to rebound from a poor start on August 16th when he allowed eight hits and five earned runs over five innings.
About the Author: Nick Campione
I grew up in a family of Mets fans with my uncle and grandfather as die-hard fans. My traditions run deep as i was born almost exactly a year after the 1986 World Series victory and my parents were married during the World Series. I pride myself on being a huge fan of both the major and minor league side of the Mets, and I follow all the players from the draft and all through the minors.
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