MiLB Recap – Francis Spectacular, Lugnuts rake
By Craig Borden
Buffalo Bisons vs Syracuse Chiefs (Loss 0-1)
Jeff Francis pitched incredible in the loss Sunday. He pitched 8 innings and did not allow a run and stuck out 7. I have no idea what he changed in his pregame prep but he needs to make sure he does that again. Francis deserved a win out of the amazing performance but Andrew Albers allowed 2 hits in the bottom of the 10th and lead to the only run of the ball game.
The offense was held at zero the whole 10 innings as the pitchers duel rolled on. A great start for Taylor Jordan of the Chiefs kept the Herd in check. Devon Travis continued his rehab and collected 2 hits and a walk. The Herd was only able to collect 5 hits and 4 walks. 9 base runners was not enough to get it done with the way Chiefs pitchers were throwing.
Line of the night
Jeff Francis 8 IP, 7 K’s, 3 hits, 0 ER, 1 BB
Off day Monday
Tuesday – Buffalo Bisons @ Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Pitchers TBD)
Next: Lugnuts bats continue to go wild