The Bisons fell to Rochester on Monday night in a 7-0 shutout loss at Frontier Field. The Red Wings had 17 hits and capitalized on a dominant third inning in their victory over the Herd.
Already leading by a pair of runs heading into the third, the Red Wings quickly opened the gap with four runs thanks to a trio of doubles and a sacrifice fly. ByungHo Park had the first double of the frame when he sent a line drive to left field to score Niko Goodrum. Then on the second and third straight at bats respectively, Tommy Field and John Ryan Murphy sent consecutive doubles to left field and stretch the Rochester lead to 5-0.
The Red Wings added one more run in that already successful frame to ice the game with a sac fly from Engelb Vielma towards Ian Parmley in right field, scoring Murphy.
Rochester got their first score of the night in the second inning when they batted four singles in five at bats. With Murphy and J. B. Shuck on base with the first two singles, Zack Granite's grounder to right field scored Murphy and Matt Hague's liner to right plated Shuck.
The Herd only had a few opportunities to get runs on the board with four hits. Their best opportunity came in the third inning when Roemon Fields and Ian Parmley drove in singles to get the Bisons in scoring position. Jarrod Saltalamacchia was also in scoring position an inning prior after a double to left field.
Brett Oberholtzer had the start from the mound for Buffalo. In 2.1 innings of work, the southpaw gave up six runs off of 11 hits. Chris Rowley made his Triple-A debut and pitched 4.2 innings in relief. He allowed a single run and six hits, but also had five strikeouts. Wil Browning closed out the game, giving up just a walk.
The loss drops the Bisons to 34-35. Its the first time this season they've been under the .500 mark.