Bisons drop Clippers again, 3-1
May 30, 2012
Buffalo- The Columbus Clippers fell to the Buffalo Bisons in a close game Tuesday night, 3-1. Left-handed pitcher Eric Berger (1-2) started on the hill Tuesday for the Clippers, as the Bisons countered with right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey (5-1).
The Bisons jumped ahead early with a run in bottom half of the first inning after first baseman Josh Satin singled on a line drive to center field driving in center fielder Corey Wimberly.
Harvey surrendered his first run of the game in the fifth inning. Second basemen Jason Donald hit his third double of the season, scoring center fielder Ezequiel Carrera. At the end of five innings, the score was knotted at one.
After pitching five and a third innings and allowing one earned run and striking out six, Berger was replaced by right-handed pitcher Dan Wheeler in the sixth inning.
In the eighth inning, with right-handed pitcher Chris Ray in to pitch for the Clippers, right fielder Matt Tuiasosopo hit an RBI single on a fly ball to left field scoring left fielder Fred Lewis. Then later in the inning, with the bases loaded, pinch hitter Jordany Valdespin grounded into a fielders choice forcing Satin out at second. On the play though designated hitter Valentino Pascucci scored to make it 3-1.
That was all the Bisons needed as Fernando Cabrera came into the game to pick up his eleventh save of the season. Pedro Beato picked up his first win of the season for Buffalo after coming in for relief in the eighth inning.
These two teams will square off again Wednesday in Buffalo at 7:05 PM EST.
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