Buffalo 3, Rochester 2: Glenn Is Bisons' Own Superhero

It was Superhero Night at Coca Cola Field today for the Bisons game against the Rochester Red Wings. Surprisingly, the Bisons would need a superhero of their own to pull out a 3-0 win.

Brad Glenn was the man for the job. Glenn stepped into the box in the bottom of the ninth in a tied 2-2 game. He looked at a first pitch fastball right down the middle, something that frustrated manager Gary Allenson. “I was a little irritated when he took the first pitch fastball,” said Allenson. “But he obviously knew what he was doing.” Glenn knew exactly what he was doing, and exactly what he was looking for. He waited on a slider, which came the next pitch and quickly was sent over the left center field wall. It was a walk off bomb for Glenn, giving the Bisons a 3-2 victory over the Rochester Red Wings. “It was just a good day,” said Glenn on his hand delivered Buffalo victory.

Dioner Navarro also hit it big tonight for the Bisons. Navarro has had some terrible at bats with the Bisons so far in his rehab assignment. Yesterday he struck out on three straight pitches, check swinging at the first two pitches and whiffing mightily through the third. But, he made his first at bat of the game today count. Grinding out a long battle with the pitcher, Navarro ended it on his own terms with a long home run over the left field wall. “This game is hard enough,” said Navarro. “I just try to keep it simple.” The catcher’s first inning bomb put Buffalo up 2-0 early, as Andy Burns was on base following a single of his own.

The Herd’s lead wouldn’t last long at all. Rochester tied the game back up at two to start the second. They used three singles, a walk and a fielder’s choice to push across the runs. A nice defensive snag by Bisons’ first baseman Daric Barton thankfully ended the rally.

The two teams quieted down following the second. Actually, they silenced. Neither Buffalo nor Rochester could push a run across until the Glenn home run that ended it all.

The two teams end their four game stint tomorrow at Coca Cola Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The Bisons will look to win the series with a victory.