Buffalo 27, Syracuse 9. No that is not a typo.
by Andrew Kulyk - posted 4:39 pm, April 18, 2013
Buffalo Bisons Manager Marty Brown was pretty irked this past Sunday, after watching his team split a doubleheader at Coca Cola Field in a listless second game with plenty of bad pitching and mistakes on the field. At 4-4, the team was packing for a road trip which was to begin in Syracuse.
Four days later, and the Bisons are 8-4. They swept the Chiefs on their home field at NBT Stadium, capping off the visit with an incredible 27-9 thumping of Syracuse in a matinee game played this afternoon.
How incredible was the game? Here are some fast facts:
-Jim Negrych hit for the cycle, the first time for a Bisons to accomplish that feat since 2010.
-Moises Sierra had six hits and fell a home run short of hitting for the cycle himself.
-The Bisons scored 10 runs in the 7th inning. That one inning performance ties a Bisons modern era record which was also accomplished in 2001
-Luis Jimenez drove in 8 runs.
-The 27 runs on 29 base hits is a Bisons modern era record. This tops a 25-13 win over Rochester in 2004 and a 26 hit performance in Indianapolis in 1995.
-The four game road sweep is the first for Buffalo since doing it in Pawtucket in August of 2004.
According to the International League, this is the largest run performance by any team in the league in 40 years.
And for you trivia buffs, what is the Bisons record for most runs ever? (And that goes back to baseball’s beginnings in 1879) The answer… Buffalo 33, Providence 6. It happened on July 26, 1902. Anybody who was at that game please email us and we will spring for a pair of game tickets and an order of Poutine.
Here is the box score of the incredible day that was in Syracuse.
The Bisons take their monster offense to Lehigh Valley next for a four game set, before returning home to Coca Cola Field next Tuesday (6:05pm start).