Buffalo 4, Syracuse 3: Bisons Win A One Run Game

Though things would be interesting down to the wire, the Buffalo Bisons pulled off the 4-3 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs tonight at Coca Cola Field.

The Syracuse Chiefs got to Buffalo starter Daniel Norris quickly in the first. The visiting team scored a runner from second on a single to left field. However, the 1-0 lead would not last long.

Buffalo broke the game open in its half of the first. After Dalton Pompey’s walk, a fielding error from Trea Turner helped to put two runners on base. Matt Hauge then shot a single to left field scoring Pompey. The Bisons continued the rally with a two run triple to the corner off the bat of Caleb Gindl. The hit was Gindl’s second triple on the season. Gindl would then score on yet another fielding error, again by shortstop Turner.

In the sixth the Chiefs would respond, though only slightly. Syracuse used two nicely placed doubles to plate a run, cutting its deficit to 4-2.

The Chiefs didn’t go down quietly in the ninth inning. A two out home run brought the game to a 4-3 score, giving the Syracuse faithful some hope. They also put runners on second and third, threatening to tie the game. Though the stadium got tense, the game ended with a fly out to centerfield, giving the Bisons a 4-3 victory.

Buffalo’s highly touted starter Daniel Norris put in a decent performance on the day. The lefty finished after 5 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and two runs. There were plenty of scouts at the game today, all paying most of their attention to Norris.

Syracuse’s Jayson Werth, down in Triple A for a rehab assignment, went 1-5. He also left one runner on base, and struck out in the ninth inning. Werth is expected to play again tomorrow in Buffalo, and will likely return to the Nationals following the series’ end.

Tomorrow’s game between the Bisons and Chiefs is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. It is the final game of the series. The Bisons will throw Scott Copeland.

Mascot Race

Atomic Wing was settled in last place for the majority of the race. That is until a three-mascot race broke out between Chicken Wing, Celery and Bleu Cheese. The tussle allowed Atomic to slide past the finish line for the win.