The Bisons won again tonight beating Rochester 4-2. This was the teams sixth win their past seven games as they were able to take advantage of the struggling Red Wings. Esmil Rogers earned his second win of the year for Buffalo tossing five scoreless innings.
Despite holding Rochester off the board Rogers did not look particularly sharp. He allowed seven base runners including three walks, and without some timely defense those mistakes would have been runs. Rogers was able to get out of a bases loaded jam in the fourth inning when Darin Mastroianni made a remarkable catch on the warning track. The play ended the inning which otherwise would have seen no less than three runs score. Brad Glenn also chipped in defensively making a smooth sliding catch to end a comeback effort for the Red Wings. This play served as a nice cap to yet another strong day for Glenn.
The Herd got on the board early with a two strike, two out, RBI hit by Glenn in the first. This hit extended Glenn's hitting streak to eight games and he is showing no signs of slowing down. He later added another hard hit single up the middle showing the ability to hit the ball wherever it is pitched. This is becoming a bit of a cliché for hitters, but Glenn truly has shown the ability to hit to all fields, which is impressive.
Andy LaRoche and Adron Chambers both added solo home runs to help the Bison's cause. The team likely would have put a few more runs on the board, but three poor base running decisions helped to cut their rallies short. The Herd will look to build off the strong start to this home stand as Columbus comes into to town for a four game set. Liam Hendriks will be making his first start since his disaster outing in Cincinnati.