Buffalo 1, Rochester 2: Castro Exits With Injury

Outside of one Andy Burns swing of the bat, the Buffalo Bisons could find no offense in the first game of a double header against the Rochester Red Wings Friday night.

Granted, the Red Wings couldn’t generate much offense either, though they wouldn’t need it to defeat the Bisons 2-1.

Buffalo starter Miguel Castro left after just 1 1/3 innings with an apparent arm injury. The 20-year-old peered into the dugout signaling for the training staff just two pitches after serving up a two-run home run to Rochester third baseman Ryan Wheeler. Castro’s injury is to his right hand. He is being sent to a specialist for further review. The runs were the first of the game, giving the Red Wings a 2-0 lead after their half of the second.

However, the Bisons would counter with a home run of their own. The blast came off the bat of second baseman Andy Burns. The long ball crashed against the netting beyond the left field wall, never leaving any doubt along the way that it may land short. Though they did build a slight counter, the Bisons still trailed after two.

Neither team would make any more noise through the rest of the shortened seven inning game, handing Rochester the 2-1 victory. The Bisons drop below .500 (23-24) following the loss.

The Bisons lineup featured six different players that were on the Blue Jays opening day lineup. Namely, Devon Travis and Dioner Navarro were with The Herd on rehab assignments following injuries.

Travis went 0-4 as the team’s designated hitter, reaching base on a fielder’s choice in the final inning. “I feel great,” said Travis, who is recovering from a left shoulder injury. “No hits, didn’t really help the team today, but it felt great.”

The Bisons will try to split the day and earn a win in the backend of a double header. The Herd will start Jeff Francis.

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