INDIANAPOLIS — Pitcher Deck McGuire, called up from the Eastern League earlier in the day, wasted no time getting his first win as the Buffalo Bisons beat Indianapolis, 6-2. It came before 9,256 at Victory Field in what was the first of a four-game series.
The win moves the Herd back into first place in the IL North.
McGuire (1-0) went 5∏ innings, giving up two runs with two walks and two strikeouts. He was 3-4, 2.98 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A New Hampshire.
The Bisons were in control of this one throughout as five different Indy pitchers were unable to slow the Herd bats which combined for 17 hits.
The hit total included a pair of two-run homers off the bats of Jared Goedert and Dan Johnson. Goedert’s deep blast was his sixth of the year and just stayed fair to give his team a 4-0 lead. Brad Glenn went 4 for 4 with a single, double and triple. He’s now hit in 10 straight games and raised his average to .450. Matt Tuiasosopo had four hits in five trips.
The Bisons front office did not take a holiday on Monday as several roster moves were made. McGuire and catcher A.J. Jimenez were added to the roster from New Hampshire.
Right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx and catcher Jack Murphy were transferred to New Hampshire.
Esmil Rogers was designated for assignment by Toronto on Friday.
Jimenez played 25 games for the Fisher Cats, hitting .223 with eight doubles, a home run and 13 RBIs. He played eight games with the Bisons last season and hit .233 (7-30) with a double.
Bibens-Dirkx was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 games for the Herd. Murphy batted .206 in 11 games with Buffalo this season.
The series continues a 7 tonight (Radio 1520 AM) with lefty Ricky Romero (0-2, 6.07) getting the call for Buffalo against lefty Jeff Locke (2-1, 3.92).