LEHIGH VALLEY 8 – BUFFALO 2
RHP Jeurys Familia was playing with fire Monday night and his final pitching line was downright diabolical, letting up 6 runs on 6 hits and 6 walks. After four innings pitched, manager Wally Backman had seen enough and promptly exorcised Familia from the mound in favor of right-hander Dylan Owen. The 25 year old reliever quickly allowed two more runs to cross the plate as things completely spiraled out of control against those hot as hell Iron Pigs.
Offensively, the Bisons had a few opportunities to break the game wide open, but mostly they came up woefully short and left an alarming 11 runners on base tonight. Still, there was one bright spot as third baseman Zach Lutz went 3-5 to raise his average to a sizzling .351 on the young season.
Herd Rumblings: Bobby Scales continues to impress and has now reached base at least twice in every game he’s started this year. He was on base another three times tonight and now has a jaw-dropping .561 ...