INDIANAPOLIS – For the third consecutive game, the Bisons failed to score runs in more than one inning and dropped their third straight, 3-2, to Indianapolis. The loss allowed the Indians to take three of four from the Herd and dropped the Bisons to 3-5 on an eight-game road trip.
Buffalo starter Chad Jenkins was charged with the loss after going just 5∑ innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out none.
Indianapolis starter Jake Brigham got the win, going six innings and allowing just two earned runs. Andrew Oliver earned the save for the Indians.
The Bisons opened scoring with two runs in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Darin Mastroianni scored after a throwing error by Brigham. The error moved Ryan Goins to second base, where he was singled home by Brad Glenn, who extended his hit streak to 13 games.
Buffalo failed to send more than four batters to the plate in any inning after the first.
The lead evaporated in the third inning as the Indians added two runs on a Jaff Decker home run.
Indianapolis took the lead for good with a solo home run by Matt Hague in the sixth inning.
The Bisons return home tonight to face the Syracuse Chiefs at 7:05. Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.03) is expected to get the start for Buffalo while Josh Roenicke (0-2, 4.91) will get the call for Syracuse.
Tonight’s game will kick off a 10-game home stand for the Bisons, who will take on Syracuse again Saturday and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. and then Monday at 7:05 p.m.
The Bisons will then take on the visiting Toledo Mud Hens between June 3 and June 6. Each game is scheduled for 7:05, save for the Thursday June 5 matchup, which, due to the Bisons’ “school kid’s day” promotion, is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. Following the Toledo series, the Bisons will again face off against Syracuse.