MOOSIC, Pa. — The Buffalo Bisons struggled offensively Wednesday as the Herd dropped a 5-0 decision to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in a morning contest.
It was the third straight loss for the Bisons and their sixth in the last eight games. It also marks the third time this season the Herd has been shutout.
Scranton built its lead on base running and Bisons’ errors. The RailRiders went up 1-0 in the first when Antoan Richardson drew a walk, stole two bases and then scored on an error by shortstop Munenori Kawasaki with two outs.
The lead went to 2-0 in the fifth when Scranton perfectly executed a double steal. Russ Canzler took off for second, drawing a throw from catcher Erik Kratz while Richardson raced home from third to score.
The RailRiders added three runs in the eighth.
The Bisons managed just six hits with Kevin Pillar having three of them. Pillar extended his hitting streak to a season-high seven games.
Kyle Drabek (1-2) took the loss, although both runs he gave up in his 5∏ innings were unearned.
The series continues at 6:35 tonight (Radio 1520) with Liam Hendriks (2-0, 1.13 ERA) scheduled to start for the Bisons against Shane Greene (0-0, 6.75).
The road trip concludes on Friday with Sean Nolin (1-0, 2.70) facing Bruce Billings (2-1, 2.81).
The Bisons return home Saturday to open a four-game series with Louisville with first pitch at 4:05 p.m.