Lynx lefty J.A. Happ continued to make his case for a September stint with the Phillies in tonight's 5-3 win (boxscore, play-by-play) over the Buffalo Bisons but: He scattered one walk and six hits across six innings, striking out five and leaving the game with the lead.
Javon Moran was a catalyst in the leadoff spot: 3-for-5 with two runs on the night. He scored the game's first run and got a one-out single that set up Joe Thurston's game-winning sac fly in the home half of the eighth, then scored a tack-on run thanks to a wild pitch and the third Bisons error of the evening. Moran seems to have it it out for Buffalo; it was the third time since his callup he's had at least three hits in a game against them. I take he didn't root for the Bills while growing up in Valdosta, Ga.
Lynx righty John Ennis (4-4, 3.39, 1.48 WHIP) takes on Bisons righty Sean Smith (9-7, 4.31, 1.41 WHIP) tomorrow night at 7:05.
Once again, much obliged to father-and-son guest bloggers Carl and Zechariah Kiiffner of Ottawa Lynx Blog for their work over the past fortnight. Carl and son classed the joint up, for a time, but now we're back to leave our empties all over the place, leave our dirty socks on the floor and fall asleep with the TV on.
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