Buffalo 0, Syracuse 3: Bisons Bats Silenced

Buffalo’s bats stayed quiet Sunday afternoon, dropping the final game to Syracuse 3-0. The Bisons only recorded two hits on the day.

The highly anticipated return of Blue Jays’ pitcher Drew Hutchinson got off to a rocky start. After retiring the leadoff man, Hutchinson gave up an absolute bomb that left the park over the right field wall, and did so in a hurry. The Chiefs tacked on another run in the second to stretch their lead to 2-0.

In the fifth the Bisons pulled Hutchinson for lefty Andrew Albers. His entrance didn’t get off to a great start either. The Chiefs loaded the bases with two outs, but got out of the jam with a strikeout and a generous call from the umpire.

Buffalo brought in Bobby Korecky to pitch in the seventh inning, replacing Albers. Again, the Bison pitcher got off to a tough start. Korecky allowed a run to score, extending the deficit to 3-0.

The Bisons didn’t tally their second hit of the game until the eighth inning. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t go anywhere either. The Bisons grounded into a fielder’s choice and a double play right after that.

The Bisons went down in quietly all day and continued that in the ninth inning, going down in order.

The 3-0 loss handed Syracuse the series win. Buffalo now heads on the road for three games Lehigh Valley.

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It was a day for redemption. A day after losing on his own celebratory day, Blue Cheese took a victory. The Wings were distracted by a treasure chest planted on the field, allowing Blue Cheese to sneak by for a win.