T.J. Zeuch tosses first Buffalo no-hitter in 22 years

Zeuch throws the first Bisons no-hitter since Bartolo Colón in 1997

Nick Lozanovski
August 19, 2019 - 10:03 pm

Photo: Joe Territo - Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings)


T.J. Zeuch made Buffalo Bisons history on Monday night, throwing a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field.

Zeuch threw nine innings of no-hit baseball, allowing just one walk and striking out three along the way.

The play of the game came with one out in the ninth inning when center fielder Jonathan Davis came up with a diving catch to preserve Zeuch's historic night. After making the catch, Davis showed the ball to the umpires with a visible grin on his face, understanding the significance of the moment.

After fielding the final out himself, Zeuch was mobbed by his teammates while receiving a standing ovation from the crowd at Frontier Field.

Zeuch becomes just the second pitcher in the modern era to throw a no-hitter, and the first pitcher to do so in 22 years. The last Bisons pitcher to toss a no-hitter was Bartolo Colón, who threw one on June 20, 1997.

The effort could not have come at a better time for the Bisons, who are two games out of the lead in the International League North division. The Bisons are chasing the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, who will finish the season against the Bisons in Scranton with a four game series starting August 30.

The Bisons will face the Red Wings in Game 2 of their four-game set on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. in game two of their four game set.

The Herd will return home on Friday to start the final homestand of the 2019 regular season schedule with a three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox at Sahlen Field.

Be sure to catch all the Bisons action with Pat Malacaro and Duke McGuire on our sister station, ESPN 1520 AM.

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