Nick Evans stayed red-hot for the Herd, taking his hit Buffalo season-best hit streak to 19 games with a 5-for-5 day in the Herd's 7-5 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the fifth Bisons win in six games.
Evans is 38-for-74 (.513) on the streak with 11 doubles, three homers, 15 RBI and 16 runs scored.
"Right now, he's unleashing on pitches," Evans' teammate, Michael Fisher, said. "Guys are seeing that and going up with more confidence, saying, 'Hey, let's get it going.'"
An error on an attempted fielder's choice ignited a six-run third inning, setting the table for a two-RBI, bases-loaded Fernando Martinez single. Valentino Pascucci, the next batter, drove in Nick Evans from second with still no outs.
"We really haven't done that in a while," Teufel said. "Of course the error really set it up, getting a ground ball that would have been a double play. That kind of kicked us off and we ended up hitting after that, getting some clutch RBIs."
Jesus Feliciano, Luis Hernandez, Raul Chavez and starting pitcher Pat Misch also drove in runs.
Misch struck out eight (four looking) over 5 2/3 innings, shutting out the IronPigs until a solo shot by Brian Bocock, a John Mayberry, Jr. double and a Tagg Bozied two-run shot sliced the lead in half in the fourth.
Bocock ended Misch's night with another homer in the fifth, his fourth of the year. Misch left with a one-run lead, allowing all five earned runs on eight hits with four walks.
Teufel said wind helped carry some balls out, with the Chavez and Evans narrowly missing homers on foul balls.
"To keep the ball in the ballpark was a chore and they did a better job of it than we did on that front," Teufel said. "
Redding, a former Met and Bison, took the loss with six runs (four earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Figueroa scored Hernandez with a single in the seventh, giving the bullpen an insurance run.
"That really changed the game because we would have played the whole inning differently without the two-run cushion," Teufel said.
Thayer and, previously, John Lujan and Taylor Tankersley, struck out five in a span of six batters before Ryota Igarashi closed out the game. Igarashi allowed runners on the corners with one out, but quickly retired the next two batters for the save.
Game Notes: Pascucci leads Buffalo with 50 RBI on the season... Redding had a 2.77 ERA in two starts for Buffalo in 2009 without a decision...Josh Barfield, who went 3-for-5 with a run scored for the IronPigs, played in 73 games for the Herd in 2008 as a Cleveland Indians farmhand.
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