MOOSIC, Penn.- The Buffalo Bisons offensive woes continued as they dropped game two of the series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 3-1, Wednesday at PNC Field.
Buffalo has dropped 26 of their last 32 games as they lose their second game of a six game road trip that will end just before the All-Star break.
T.J. House got the start for the Herd and provided a decent outing. He struck out six, yielded three walks and allowed three runs on four hits through six innings pitched. Two runs came on a home run and set House up of the loss as his record moves to 6-8.
The RailRiders' Billy McKinney broke the tie with a two-run shot over the right field wall to go up 3-1 on the Herd in the fourth.
Down a run in the fourth, Michael Saunders reached with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch by Bryan Mitchell. Rowdy Tellez delivered with the runner in scoring position driving a base knock to left to tie the game at one.
After pair of singles, the Bisons brought the go-ahead run to the plate in the top of the ninth but could not extend the game as Dwight Smith Jr. struck out swinging to end the game.
Buffalo will look to win the rubber match of the series as they take on the RailRiders for one more Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
Bisons Notes: Michael Saunders was 2-4 with a run scored… The first batter of the game Roemon Fields, was called out on a questionable strike three pitch and Bisons Manager Bobby Meecham was tossed from the game by the home plate umpire for arguing the call.