Found August 13, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
Bisons Pitcher Ricky Romero battled back from a shaky first inning to pitch a seven-inning complete game in the Bisons game one loss (photo courtesy of milb.com) BUFFALO, NY - In the middle of a playoff battle, the last thing the Bisons can afford are mental errors. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, which was the final inning of the first game of the doubleheader, Moises Sierra tried to go from first to third on an error which proved to be a costly mistake and ultimately ended the Bison potential rally.  The Herd fell to the Syracuse Chiefs 5-3 in game one, Monday evening at Coca-Cola Field. Ricky Romero gave up four runs in the opening frame which put the Bisons behind the eight ball from the beginning.  He was able to settle down and throw all seven innings while allowing just one run the rest of the way. “It’s hard to pinpoint sometimes,” said Bisons manager Marty Brown on Ricky Romero.  ”I was proud of the way he regrouped himself after the four-run first and only giving up the one other run, but he has to figure out a way to get ready for the first inning to where these things don’t happen.” There are no style points in sports.  It’s not how, rather how many wins you can get, and the Bisons proved that Monday night. “A wins a win,” said Brown.  ”Unfortunately we didn’t get it done in the first game, but we battled throughout the game – had an opportunity at the end.” The Bisons were able to get two runs back in the first inning, and another in the fourth.  In the seventh, Sierra led off the inning with a single to center field.  Luis Jimenez then hit  a ground ball to the shortstop, Danny Espinosa, which was mishandled.  Sierra rounded second with no regard to where the ball was and was easily thrown out by three steps at third base. “There’s certain things in the game of baseball, you don’t really need to say a whole lot,” said Brown.  ”It’d be really easy for me to go down and look real good and chew Moises out for a mistake that everybody and their dog knows that obviously nobody sent him on that play, he made that mistake on his own so I don’t need to prove that I’m the manager of the club and go own and chew him out.  That’s not my role.  He knows he made a mistake.” Luckily the Bisons were able to rebound from the defeat to take game two from the Chiefs 3-2 in a long drawn out night-cap despite being out-hit 6-3 in the game. The Herd capitalized on three Syracuse errors and five walks which led to the doubleheader split. Coming into the game, the Bisons were tied with Norfolk for the wild card spot with the Tides having played two more games.  Rochester took down Norfolk 9-4 in 14 innings on Monday, dropping them to 64-60 on the season.  The Bisons now hold a half game lead over Norfolk in the wildcard slot with a game in hand. The post Bisons Scrap out Split in Monday Night Doubleheader appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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