It’s been another rough homestand for The Herd, but tonight they look to earn a split of their four-game series against Norfolk.
Taking the mound/praying for run support will be Tim Redding. The Rochester native pitched well in his last start with the Bisons, going six innings and only allowing one earned run against Lehigh Valley on May 6. He took a no decision in that start, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out five.
Tonight will be his second start while rehabbing in Buffalo after being shut down by the Mets in spring training. It wasn’t long ago the 31 year old was being considered as the Mets’ 5th starter, and a $2.25 million contract clearly shows the Mets have hopes for him to make it to the big club this year.
It’s no secret the Bisons true problems lie in hitting, and there doesn’t seem to be a cure for that on the horizon. Tomorrow we will examine the numbers a bit further, but the current homestand has seen the Bisons register just six runs on 16 hits. Their numbers with runners in scoring position are laughable, and it’s getting a bit absurd trying to talk to manager Ken Oberkfell about what should be done with the team.
Either way, it’s another three trips to the ballpark for me this week. Let’s see what happens.