COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Buffalo Bisons and Columbus Clippers tried to wait out two rain delays before the second one forced the suspension of Wednesday’s International League game at Huntington Park. Columbus was holding at 3-1 lead with the Herd threatening with two on and two out in the top of the fourth.
The teams will resume the game today at noon (Radio 1520). After the conclusion of that nine-inning contest, the clubs will play a second seven-inning game.
Columbus scored two runs in the first inning and one in the second against Herd starter Esmil Rogers to build a 3-0 lead. But in the fourth, Brad Glenn and A.J. Jimenez hit one-out singles and the just- promoted Ryan Schimpf grounded another hit through the right side to score Glenn. Ryan Goins was due up before the umpires suspended play.
Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 9.00) is the scheduled starter for the Herd for today’s second game.
Following today’s games, the Bisons return home for the start of a nine-games-in-eight-day homestand starting with a fridaynightbash game against the Rochester Red Wings.
The Bisons made some roster moves on Wednesday. Outfielder Colby Rasmus rejoined the Toronto Blue Bays having finished his rehab stint with the Bisons. To make roster room, Toronto optioned outfielder Anthony Gose back to the Herd.
Schimpf and righthander Austin Bibens-Dirkx were promoted from Double A New Hampshire. It’s the second appearances with the Herd for both this season. The Bisons also put lefty Sean Nolins on the DL with a groin strain.