Thursday, May 14, 2015

One is Enough

Season: 2014; Trip: 3-3
Wrap, Box, Buffalo News, Bisons Wrap

The Bulls were behind the Bisons in virtually every statistical category except for one — runs scored. And that, of course, made all the difference.

In their absolute worst offensive game of the season (just two total bases on two singles), the Bulls prevailed when the pitchers and defense (2 double plays) had a shutout.

Sharp base running was the difference. With one out in the 6th inning, Taylor Motter stole second after a single. Nick Franklin walked and then they pulled off a double steal with Mikie Mahtook at the plate. Motter scored on a Mahtook ground out.


The Bulls come home tied for first place with Charlotte in the IL South (Charlotte has a modest .006 pt lead). The Bulls have a four game set with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Yankees AAA team, who are 5-5 in their last 10. Their parent club is riding high and the statistical difference between the two is not all that great. Should be a good series. The Bulls leave town for Rochester as soon as the series is over.

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