Buffalo 5, Syracuse 7: Bisons Lose Back And Forth Game

A day after shutting out their opponent, the Buffalo Bisons couldn't find an answer to now stop them. Buffalo dropped today's game against the Syracuse Chiefs 7-5. 

The Chiefs wasted no time getting on the board, putting up the game’s first run in the first inning. Two hits, one by popular MLB talent Jayson Werth who is down on a rehab assignment, and a sacrifice fly scored the run.

Buffalo answered and did so quickly. With bases loaded Melky Mesa put a sacrifice fly into center field for the RBI and tie game. The Bisons scored another run to take the lead. The RBI came from Caleb Gindl’s centerfield single, scoring one and stranding one at home plate to be tagged for the final out of the inning.

The Chiefs tied the game on another sacrifice fly. They then took the lead on two run home run over the left field wall.

That two run lead was cut in half in Buffalo’s half of the fourth. The home team pushed across a run on a Dalton Pompey groundout with runners on second and third.  

The lead extended back to two and beyond on some extremely strange plays. With runners on second and third, a 95 MPH fastball hit the umpire clean in the rib cage. The deflection allowed a run to cross and put the umpire on the dirt. The home plate umpire was fine and continued to call the game after just a few minute break. However, yet again a ball made its way past the catcher and again a run scored. The two passed balls increased the Syracuse lead to 6-3.

In the bottom of the eight the Bisons made some noise and their attempt at a comeback. With Mesa on first base, Gindl smashed a double to deep left field that Werth could not handle. The hit scored Mesa from first base. The very next batter knocked a hit into center field, also scoring Gindl. The rally brought the game closer, with Syracuse leading 6-5.

However, another Chiefs run in the top of the ninth put the game at 7-5, too far out of reach for Buffalo. The Bisons put two runners on in the bottom half, but couldn’t push across a run. The game ended at the same score, 7-5 for a Syracuse win.

Mascot Race

In an unusual turn of events, the WCC Race was fairly uneventful. No collusion. No collision. No anything really. Just Chicken Wing running to a completely fair victory. That is all we got, and the only one fine with it is probably Chicken Wing.