Buffalo Bisons vs Syracuse Chiefs (Loss 2-6)
Fan appreciation night ended in disappointment as the Bisons just could not hold the Chiefs in the late innings. This concluded the home schedule for the Herds season. Donn Roach pitched a solid 6 innings as he was able to scatter 6 hits and a pair of walks. Roach would not allow a run through out his start. Roach gave way to Ben Rowen in the 7th. Rowen got pounced on by the Chiefs as he gave up 4 hits that were good for 4 runs between the 7th and 8th inning. Chad Girodo would come on after 1 out in the 8th and have his own troubles as he allowed another 2 runs on 3 hits. Steve Delabar would come on to shut things down in the 9th but the damage had already been done and the Herd was stuck at a 2-6 deficit. Former farm hand Darin Mastroianni was a thorn in the pitching staffs side all game. He finished the night with going 3-5 with a double, a run scored, and 4 RBI’s.
On offense the Bisons collected 11 hits but just we not able to bring anyone all the way around. The Bisons were a couple timely hits away from contending in this one as the left 11 runners on base. Alex Hansen was able to break through and collect an RBI on his 2-4 night. He also scored on a Ryan Schimpf single. Schimpf and Hanson collected the lone RBI’s in the 5th and 8th inning. A good night of pitching on the Chiefs side helped them work out of trouble and spoiled the final home game of the season for the Herd.
Line of the game
Darin Mastroianni of the Chiefs 3-5 with a double, a run scored, and 4 RBI’s
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