The T.L. Express
Buffalo scored four runs in the first inning and got strong pitching from Dave Bush as they dealt the RailRiders another home loss and dropped SWB’s home record to 11-19 and overall mark to 27-34 this season via 4-1 score.
RailRiders at the plate: The team managed just four hits on the afternoon and two were singles from Zoilo Almonte. Dan Johnson and Thomas Neal also singled, while Addison Maruszak saw his 11-game hitting streak end by going 0-for-3. Josh Bell hit a ninth-inning sac fly to account for the lone run scoring Ronnier Mustelier.
RailRiders on the mound: Chris Bootcheck got the start lasting seven innings allowing four first-inning runs and a total of 10 hits. He was hit with his second straight loss falling to 5-2 on the season. He walked just one and fanned four. Matt Daley pitched the last two innings of hitless baseball, walking one and whiffing four.
Attendance: 7,154 (the second straight sellout for the first time at PNC Field since August 2010 and the fourth overall this season). Fixed seating capacity at PNC Field is 7,115.
Time of Game: 2:39
Riding the Rails: The RailRiders received outfielder Cody Grice from Staten Island prior to Sunday’s game.
Today’s Game: The RailRiders and Bisons square off for game three of the series tonight at 7:05 at PNC Field.
Today’s Probables: SWB righty David Huff (3-1, 3.62) makes his first start for the RailRiders and will be opposed by Buffalo RHP Chad Jenkins (0-1, 9.00)
On Deck: The series with Buffalo at PNC Field continues through Tuesday.
Today at PNC Field: One of the best nights of the week to head to PNC Field are Mondays because it’s dollar hot dog night. So bring your appetite and chow down.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 100.7-FM
On TV: The next telecast by WQMY (My Network TV) will be for the second game of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday, June 22 from PNC Field.
How They Scored
BUFFALO FIRST: Anthony Gose struck out. Ryan Goins doubled then scored on a double by Luis Jimenez. Mauro Gomez homered. Jim Negrych doubled. Eugenio Velez grounded out, Negrych moved to third. Ryan Langerhans hit a pop single in the infield to score Negrych. Sean Ochinko grounded out. BISONS 4-0
RAILRIDERS NINTH: Zoilo Almonte singled. Ronnier Mustelier walked. Dan Johnson reached on a fielder’s choice, Almonte out at third, but Mustelier moved to third on a throwing error. Josh Bell hit a sacrifice fly scoring Mustelier. Melky Mesa grounded out. BISONS 4-1