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Mauro Gomez went 2-3 with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s in the Bisons 6-3 win Saturday night. (Buffalo Bisons)
With Star Wars Night and Jose Reyes stealing all of the attention heading into the Buffalo Bisons Saturday evening contest versus the Durham Bulls, an unexpected player put the “star” in Star Wars Night as Mauro Gomez came up big, guiding the Bisons to a 6-3 victory.
No-hit into the sixth inning, Buffalo’s bats got off to a slow start but it wouldn’t remain that way in the later innings.
After conceding a 3-0 lead to Durham, the Bisons finally gave their sellout crowd at Coca-Cola Field something to cheer about in the sixth inning.
A Jose Reyes one-out single, originally ruled an error broke up Durham’s combined no-hitter and woke Buffalo’s bats.
Showing his ankle feels okay, Reyes followed his hit by stealing second.
“It felt good” Reyes said referring to his ankle, “What matters to me is that I feel good and my ankle feels good”
Kevin Pillar went on to drive in Reyes, bringing the score to 3-1 Durham.
Down two, Gomez hit his first of two homers on the night to tie the game at three. Gomez’s 2-run blast barely carried the left center-field wall as Brandon Guyer nearly robbed him at the fence.
“To be honest, I thought it was a fly-out” Gomez said “Maybe the wind helped me but I’ll take it”
Two innings later, Gomez one-upped his earlier blast.
With runners on first and second and the game tied at three, Gomez added another blast, his 21st of the year as he put the Bisons on top 6-3 with one out in the eighth.
“I felt good today. I tried to get a good pitch and I did” Gomez said, “I hit the ball very well and we happened to win.”
“We just had to battle and scrape to get a couple of runners on for Gomez” Bisons Manager Marty Brown said.
Gomez finished 2-3 with 2 HR’s, 5 RBI’s, and a walk as his big night propelled the Bisons to there second straight win over one of the best teams in the International League.
“He’s always a middle of the order guy that these pitchers in this league are very scared of” Brown said “He’s got power to all fields and when he’s hot, he’s hot.”
Reyes shined in his second start in Buffalo, going 2-4 with two runs and a steal.
Following the game, he said that the decision on his future would be discussed with Toronto management Monday.
“I need to be ready, make sure I’m ready before I go there,” Reyes said “Monday we’re going to decide what we’re going to do”
Brown thought Reyes looked comfortable on the diamond.
“He ran smooth. There’s no hitch in his turn. I thought he looked really good,” Brown said.
On the pitching side of things, John Stilson earned the win in relief for Buffalo, improving to 2-1 after Chad Jenkins earned a no-decision, throwing seven innings allowing three runs (one earned).
Buffalo improves to 38-36 with the win and returns to action for game three of their four game series with Durham tomorrow afternoon at one.
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