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Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:05 PM
After a 1 hour rain delay they're about to start. You can listen online at milb.com if you're interested.

Bats Lineup:

Hopper LF
Olmedo SS
Kata RF
Gutierrez 1B
Herr DH
Bergolla 2B
Watson CF
Harris 3B
Jorgensen C

Michalak P

For the Bisons:

Gutierrez RF
Francisco LF
Garko 1B
Merloni 3B
Cooper DH
Alfaro 2B
Van Every CF
Cabrera SS
Diaz C

Dittler P

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:16 PM
Bats have put 2 quick ones on the board. Hopper drove the first pitch of the game into center. Olmedo walked, Kata moved them over with a long fly out. Gutierrez hit a ground rule double to left center to score the two runs.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:26 PM
Bats threaten for more but leave runners at the corners. Dittler's been all over the place for Buffalo.

Top 1ST B:0 S:0 O:0
Norris Hopper singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jonathan Van Every.

Top 1ST B:4 S:2 O:0
Ray Olmedo walks. Norris Hopper to 2nd.

Top 1ST B:1 S:1 O:1
Matt Kata flies out to right fielder Franklin Gutierrez. Norris Hopper to 3rd. Ray Olmedo to 2nd.

Top 1ST B:0 S:2 O:1
Jesse Gutierrez doubles (22) on a fly ball to center fielder Jonathan Van Every. Norris Hopper scores. Ray Olmedo scores.

Top 1ST B:0 S:0 O:2
Aaron Herr grounds out, third baseman Lou Merloni to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Top 1ST B:3 S:1 O:2
With William Bergolla batting, passed ball by Einar Diaz, Jesse Gutierrez to 3rd.

Top 1ST B:4 S:1 O:2
William Bergolla walks.

Top 1ST B:2 S:3 O:3
Brandon Watson called out on strikes.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:31 PM
Tie game, Lou Merloni hits a 2 run homer with 2 out.

NJReds
07-27-2006, 02:31 PM
Gutierrez seems to have a decent bat. If Aurilia is dealt (doubtful) could Jesse serve as a RH bat off the bench/1st base platoon?

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:39 PM
I could see Gutierrez as a backup 1B in the Majors. I don't think his ceiling goes any higher, but he could be a useful backup. Since he's not on the 40 man right now I don't see him getting a callup though.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:40 PM
Watson made a shoestring catch in shallow center to get the first out. After that Michalak got hit pretty hard the rest of the inning. 3-2 Bisons after 1.

Bottom 1ST B:1 S:2 O:1
Franklin Gutierrez flies out to center fielder Brandon Watson.

Bottom 1ST B:0 S:2 O:2
Ben Francisco grounds out, third baseman Brendan Harris to first baseman Jesse Gutierrez.

Bottom 1ST B:3 S:2 O:2
Ryan Garko singles on a line drive to center fielder Brandon Watson.

Bottom 1ST B:1 S:1 O:2
Lou Merloni homers (6) on a line drive to left field. Ryan Garko scores.

Bottom 1ST B:2 S:2 O:2
Jason Cooper doubles (15) on a line drive to right fielder Matt Kata.

Bottom 1ST B:3 S:2 O:2
Jason Alfaro singles on a ground ball to left fielder Norris Hopper. Jason Cooper scores. Jason Alfaro to 2nd on the throw.

Bottom 1ST B:0 S:3 O:3
Jonathan Van Every strikes out swinging.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:46 PM
Bats again leave runners at the corners with an inning ending DP. Fun fact of the day: with Jorgensen's K, the catching tandem of Jorgensen & Sardinha is now in a combined 0-42 slump. Ouch.

Top 2ND B:0 S:0 O:0
Brendan Harris doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder Franklin Gutierrez.

Top 2ND B:1 S:3 O:1
Ryan Jorgensen strikes out swinging.

Top 2ND B:0 S:0 O:1
Norris Hopper singles on a ground ball to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Brendan Harris to 3rd.

Top 2ND B:1 S:0 O:3
Ray Olmedo grounds into double play, second baseman Jason Alfaro to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to first baseman Ryan Garko. Norris Hopper out at 2nd.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 02:54 PM
One double but a reasonable quiet bottom of the 2nd. Still 3-2.

Bottom 2ND B:1 S:1 O:1
Asdrubal Cabrera grounds out, shortstop Ray Olmedo to first baseman Jesse Gutierrez.

Bottom 2ND B:2 S:1 O:1
Einar Diaz doubles (9) on a line drive to left fielder Norris Hopper.

Bottom 2ND B:1 S:1 O:2
Franklin Gutierrez grounds out, pitcher Chris Michalak to first baseman Jesse Gutierrez.

Bottom 2ND B:2 S:1 O:3
Ben Francisco flies out to right fielder Matt Kata.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 03:01 PM
Bats open the 3rd with a HBP, error, single, and 4 pitch bases loaded walk. Now that's scrappy! 3-3 tie, still no outs.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 03:04 PM
Watson with a 2 run single to right, 5-3 Bats.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 03:09 PM
The rains have returned. It's pouring and we're back into a delay. Hopefully they get this game in, the bases are loaded again and still no outs. 3rd inning so far:

Top 3RD B:1 S:2 O:0
Matt Kata hit by pitch.

Top 3RD B:1 S:1 O:0
Jesse Gutierrez reaches on fielding error by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Matt Kata to 2nd.

Top 3RD B:2 S:0 O:0
Aaron Herr singles on a ground ball to left fielder Ben Francisco. Matt Kata to 3rd. Jesse Gutierrez to 2nd.

Top 3RD B:4 S:0 O:0
William Bergolla walks. Matt Kata scores. Jesse Gutierrez to 3rd. Aaron Herr to 2nd.

Top 3RD B:2 S:2 O:0
Brandon Watson singles on a soft ground ball to right fielder Franklin Gutierrez. Jesse Gutierrez scores. Aaron Herr scores. William Bergolla to 2nd.

Top 3RD B:4 S:2 O:0
Brendan Harris walks. William Bergolla to 3rd. Brandon Watson to 2nd.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 03:10 PM
The incompetent grounds crew hasn't been able to get the tarp across the infield, the first base side is getting soaked right now. Expect a somewhat lengthy delay. There are actually people coming out of the stands to help drag the tarp across.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 04:06 PM
Rain update - apparently the field was just about dry, the Bisons new pitcher was warming up, and the rain started again. Back into a delay, though they do anticipate getting the game in today.

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 04:56 PM
Game has officially been suspended. It will be picked up in the third inning tomorrow at 6:05. Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game will become a 7 inning game as the second half of a double header. The suspended game will still be played to a full 9 innings.

captainmorgan07
07-27-2006, 05:51 PM
how is brandon watson doing since being acquired

Danny Serafini
07-27-2006, 06:37 PM
Not well: .190/.261/.214. That's only in 42 at bats however. In 82 at bats with the Nationals AAA team he was .305/.326/.366. Looks like someone who needs to keep a high batting average to be worthwhile, since he doesn't walk much or get many extra base hits, at least this season.