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Knight Providing Reliability
Brandon Knight has been reliable for Buffalo
Buffalo Feature Writer
Posted May 12, 2009
BUFFALO, NY - Since his signing with the Mets in May of 2008, Brandon Knight has proven to be a reliable arm to be used in a number of circumstances. Now, he provides veteran consistency to a Bisons club just trying to string together quality wins.
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Just like the cool weather of Buffalo so far this spring, so has been the play of the Triple-A Bisons this season. The Herd’s sub-par record (7-22) entering Tuesday’s action is only magnified by the outstanding play of league opponents Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; the New York Yankees affiliates; who have a record of 23-7 on the year.
The Bisons clearly need a hot hand to come in and salvage the season, someone to really become Mr. Reliable or the go-to-guy. Pretty much, a player that can put some swagger and confidence back in a team that desperately needs a good-old fashion morale boost.
Well, the Buffalo Bisons have someone who has emerged as the season has progressed, and that ballplayer is
The 32-year-old hurler has come on quick as the season is long, winning his last two starts, after having dropped his previous two outings.
Knight recorded his first win May 3rd against the Louisville Bats with seven flawless innings of shut-out ball, sitting down nine batters and walking none. May 8th, Knight has another solid performance on the mound, going eight innings, allowing only one earned run—all the while getting the Bisons their sixth win of the season.
The three games Knight threw prior to earning his first victory weren’t all that bad: in 18 innings, he struck out 20 batters and walked only six; the problems were the inflated ERA and hits that have since been resolved in his last two appearances. So, what changes were made?
“I think it’s just kind of getting in a groove, going to spring training and being in big league camp, I didn’t get as many innings as I would have liked to,” said Knight. “So I didn’t really think that I built up my innings at that point. Now, once I got here [Buffalo] I get the chance to get out on a fairly regular schedule and that helps me get into a groove.”
That rhythm that Knight has found has brought about a sense of much needed reliability for the Bisons.
“Of course you just want to try and get as many wins as possible, but I think that when you go out there and the team feels that you can at least keep them in the game,” he explained. “I think that it gives them a little bit more, maybe they get a little bit more comfortable and kind of loosen up.”
The way that Knight has been pitching as of late should keep the Bisons feeling relaxed and at ease. The confidence that Knight himself has and his motivated demeanor should help a team that needs to focus on future games—a team that has a player to rely on and can take advantage of knowing that they can only get better from here on in.
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