Tonawanda News — Buffalo got one more in the fifth. Anthony Gose led off with a walk, and Negrych doubled to put runners on second and third. Sierra struck out, and Jimenez singled to right to knock in Gose and end Britton’s outing. Chris Jones came on and struck out LaRoche and Langerhans to earn a well-deserved win (1-0).
The Tides added the final run in the seventh. Ishikawa hit a one-out double, L.J. Hoes walked and Trayvon Robinson hit an infield single to pitcher Alex Hinshaw, who sailed his throw, scoring Ishikawa.
The Bisons put two baserunners on in both the seventh and ninth, but failed to come through with a run-scoring hit.
“Britton had good stuff, but we got him into some trouble,” Brown said. “He was somebody we hadn’t seen before, and their bullpen came in and did a really good job.”
Batista saw his ERA balloon to 6.38 on the season. Negrych (2 for 5, double) and Jimenez (1 for 3, two walks) continued their impressive hitting, staying first and third in the IL in batting average at .427 and .365, respectively. Jimenez added two RBIs to his league-leading total of 32, seven more than second place.
The Herd will hit the road for two four-game series, kicking off at Louisville (17-17, third place IL West) at 6:35 p.m. today.