Pitching Rules, But Herd Falls 2-1

Bisons suffered third straight one-run defeat

Nick Evans now leads the Bisons with 10 home runs on the season.

By Buffalo Bisons | August 23, 2009 12:17 PM ET

Not much changed for the Bisons a day later in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Pitching still ruled, the rains still came and unfortunately for the Herd, it was on the short end of another low-scoring game.

Adam Pettyjohn delivered another solid outing for Buffalo but the Yankees came away with the 2-1 victory over the Bisons, Sunday afternoon from PNC Field. The Herd has now lost three straight close games with finals of 2-1, 1-0 and 2-1.

Pettyjohn allowed just two runs in seven innings, but that was enough to suffer the defeat. Austin Jackson's two-run double in the third inning erased Buffalo's early lead and gave the Yanks enough offense for the win. Pettyjohn struck out five and walked none, but saw his record drop to 3-9 on the season.

After getting shutout on Saturday night, the Bisons were quick to get on the scoreboard. Nick Evans launched his team-leading 10th home run of the season with two outs in the bottom of the first inning. That, however, was the only run yielded by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Jason Hirsh and two relievers.

The Bisons had seven hits in the game interrupted by 27 minutes because of rain in the seventh inning.

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