Satin, Den Dekker, Schwinden Lead Bisons To Rain Shortened 10-1 Victory
A rain delay which lasted 30 minutes ended in a victory for the Buffalo Bisons as the game was called in the 7th inning with Buffalo up 10-1.
Multiple hit efforts by Josh Satin, Valentino Pascucci, Matt Tuiasosopo and Matt Den Dekker led to seven early runs for the Bisons in the first three innings. In the 2nd inning, Den Dekker doubled to score two runners and Mike Nickeas scored the third run on a sacrifice fly. In the third inning, Josh Rodriguez singled home Fred Lewis and advanced to second on a fielding error. Pascucci drove in the other three runs in the inning with a three-run homer scoring Rodriguez and Satin. Pascucci has played a limited role over the past week or so with the additions of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, although now on the disabled list, and Lucas Duda to the Buffalo roster. Pascucci got the start tonight, hitting his 15th home run of the season, following the late scratch of Duda due to a dental issue. The other three runs for the Bisons were scored later in the game on a single by Den Dekker in 5th to score Satin, double by Satin in the 6th to score Rodriguez, and a single by Pascucci in the 6th to score Satin.
On the pitching side, Chris Schwinden threw another wonderful game for the Bisons since being claimed back off waivers a little over a month ago. Due to the rain delay and shortened completion, Schwinden got the complete game victory, his 7th win of the season. Schwinden pitched six innings of four-hit ball, allowing one earned run, one walk, and three strikeouts, lowering his season era to 2.87. While Schwinden has excelled throughout 2012 in the minors, he is unlikely to see time in the majors again this year struggling in his time with the Mets earlier in the year, starting and relieving.
Herd Rumblings: Buffalo continued its hot hitting as of late with four multi-hit games from Satin, Pascucci, Tuiasosopo, and Den Dekker. Josh Satin raised his average above .300 going 3-for-3 with four runs scored and a RBI. Pascucci filling in for Duda went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI and Tuiasospo had a perfect night going 2-for-2 with run scored and two walks. Matt Den Dekker had the fourth of the multi-hit games going 2-for-4 with a run, 3 RBI, and a SB. Lewis included a SB of his own, his 20th of the season for the Bisons. The Bisons open up their series versus Scranton Wilke-Barre Friday night at 7:05pm with Jenrry Mejia (1-2 3.22 ERA) on the mound.
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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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