Box score courtesy of MiLB.com:
Lehigh Valley 7, Buffalo 1
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2B: Hoover (7, Figueroa, N), Newhan (4, Figueroa, N).
HR: Furmaniak (2, 2nd inning off Figueroa, N, 1 on, 2 out), Cairo (1, 9th inning off McNab, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellison 2; Marson; Ozuna; Cairo 5; Newhan 2; Hoover 3; Slayden 2; Furmaniak 5.
RBI: Furmaniak 2 (13), Cairo 2 (5), Newhan (8), Slayden 2 (10).
2-out RBI: Furmaniak 2; Cairo; Newhan; Slayden 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bastardo; Newhan; Furmaniak.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Ozuna (8, 2nd base off Figueroa, N/Cancel, R), Marson (1, 2nd base off Figueroa, N/Cancel, R).
a-Grounded out for Bastardo in the 8th.
2B: Cancel, R (4, Bastardo), Reyes, Ar (5, Majewski).
HR: Pena (2, 9th inning off Majewski, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes, Ar 2; Sullivan; Valentin, Ja; Pena 5; Cancel, R 2; Feliciano, J; Malo.
RBI: Pena (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Feliciano, J; Malo; Valentin, Ja.
GIDP: Valentin, Ja; Figueroa, N.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.a-Flied out for Kunz in the 8th.
HBP: Ozuna (by Figueroa, N).
Pitches-strikes: Bastardo 94-58, Majewski 20-16, Figueroa, N 111-71, Kunz 15-12, McNab 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bastardo 8-12, Majewski 1-4, Figueroa, N 5-9, Kunz 2-1, McNab 1-1.
Batters faced: Bastardo 26, Majewski 8, Figueroa, N 33, Kunz 6, McNab 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Kunz 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Al Porter. 1B: Fran Burke. 2B: . 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
Argenis Reyes story courtesy The Buffalo News:
Reyes a bright spot for skidding Herd
Bisons’ leadoff hitter getting on base, but longs to come home
For the last week, Argenis Reyes has done his part in the lineup.
The leadoff batter for the Buffalo Bisons has a nine-game hitting streak going and has consistently gotten on base.
The problem is, the middle of the lineup has struggled to move him around.
Reyes is averaging .343 since May 19 and has been filling his role well for the Bisons.
“He’s been a good leadoff hitter for us,” Bisons manager Ken Oberkfell said. “He’s been getting on base. His job isn’t to drive in runs, it’s to score runs. Guys in the middle of the order are supposed to be driving them in and he’s doing his job getting on base.
“He’s been producing and doing a nice job. He plays hard. He’s getting dirty. I can’t say enough good things about him.”
Reyes, a 26-year-old from the Dominican Republic, says little himself. Signed by New York as a minor league free agent in 2007, he made his major league debut with the Mets last season, playing in 49 games and hitting .218. He played 81 games in Triple-A New Orleans, where he hit .283 with 22 RBIs.
Right now, Reyes says he is seeing the ball well and feels comfortable at the plate.
“I feel very good,” he said. “I play hard every day so I feel comfortable. I feel the same. I play hard and whatever happens, you know?”
Aside from his ability to get on base, Reyes has been solid at shortstop the last few games. Thursday he made his fourth start at short, while he has 31 starts at second base.
“We’re trying to move him around and make him more versatile,” Oberkfell said. “He can play second. He’s played short a little bit for me in New Orleans so it’s not a new position for him. The only thing he lacks for me at shortstop is his arm. But he gets to the ball, he makes plays, he gets rid of the ball quickly.
“He’s done a nice job at short. I think second base is his natural position. He’s very solid at short. He’s not going to hurt you. He’s comfortable playing either spot.”
In Thursday’s game, the IronPigs took a 2-0 lead in the second when J.J. Furmaniak drove a 1-1 pitch to left-center field for a two-out, two-run homer. The lead went to 3-0 in the fifth when a two-out single by Miguel Cairo scored Lou Marson from second.
Two-out hits in the seventh extended the IronPigs’ lead to 4-0 when David Newhan had an RBI double.
In the ninth, Cairo led off and drilled the first pitch from reliever Tim McNab to left field for his first homer of the year.
The Herd avoided the shutout when Wily Mo Pena homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the ninth. In all, Buffalo went 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position and left six runners on base.
The Bisons leave for their first eight-game road trip of the season, beginning with a four- game set in Durham on Friday night (7:05 p.m., Radio 1520 AM).