Buffalo Bisons vs Syracuse Chiefs (Loss 0-3)
Drew Hutchison made his Bisons season debut Sunday. This is expected to be his only start before being called back up to the majors to be the Jays 5th starter again. The Blue Jays schedule had 3 off day in just a few days which allowed a 4 man rotation for the next week or so to be possible. Hutch would get a few starts in Buffalo to stay sharp. He did start off the game a little rough as he gave up a run in each of the first 2 innings. Those would be the only runs he would allow over a short 4 innings of work. Hutch threw 71 pitches and 43 of them were strikes. Command is the key for Hutch having success and he walked 3 batters in 4 innings while striking out 4. The bullpen would hold the Chiefs and only allow 1 more run to be scored.
Please see Shaun’s article for a full look at Drew Hutchison’s performance.
To say the Herd had issues with Chiefs pitching would be an understatement. They were just unable to get anything going at all Sunday. Paolo Espino held the Bisons to just 1 hit over 7 innings. The Bisons would only manage 1 more through out the remaining 3 innings. Ty Kelly and Caleb Gindl would be the only hitters with a hit.
Matt Hague was optioned back to the Bisons from the Blue Jays
Line of the game
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