Figueroa Effective in Buffalo Sunday; Offense M.I.A

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Norfolk Tides 3, @ Buffalo Bisons 1

Once again, for the most part the Buffalo pitching staff - Nelson Figueroa, Eddie Kunz and Connor Robertson, did their jobs, but the offense was MIA.

Figueroa (0-3, 2.57) gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings, walking two and fanning two.  Kunz gave up a run on two walks and two hits in the eighth.

For the second straight day, when down multiple runs, the Buffalo offense managed its only run in the bottom of the ninth.

Argenis Reyes (.328/.431/.426 in 61 AB) continued his recent tear by going 2-3 with a double and a walk.  When April came to a close, Reyes was hitting but .244/.367/.268.  In May however, Reyes is 10-for-20 with three doubles, a triple, three walks and no strikeouts.

The Bisons simply aren’t getting any production from their corner players aside from the mercurial RF Fernando Martinez (more on Martinez Monday).  Sunday, Michel Abreu (.186/.200/.322 in 59 AB) started at first, Mike Lamb (.098/.140/.171 in 41 AB) started at 3B and Nick Evans (.093/.218/.227 in 75 AB) played in left.  Evans has now played 1/7th of the Bisons season and has just seven hits!