SYRACUSE | Rut roh.
As the Buffalo Bisons swept past the Syracuse Chiefs in a doubleheader, 4-3 and 5-4, on Wednesday the hometown club fell back to .500 on the season.
After a 5-1 road trip to start the season, the Chiefs are obviously 1-5 on the current homestand.
In the opener, Buffalo scored all its runs on a couple of singles and a Ross Ohlendorf wild pitch in the top of the fifth. Ryan Langerhans’ single knocked in a pair as all of the runs were charged to Ohlendrof. Ohlendorf took his first loss of the season, but struck out six batters in 4.2 innings of work as he gave up five hits.
Syracuse got a pair of runs on a Mike Costanzo as he drove in Jeff Kobernus and Will Rhymes in the bottom of the sixth of the shortened opener.
In the nightcap, the Chiefs struck out 13 times over its eight at-bats even though Jimmy Van Ostrand was 2-for-4 on the night.
Mauro Gomez had his third homer in three games for Buffalo.
Nationals Headline of the Day: Nats squish the Fish
Next Game: April 17 vs. Buffalo, Noon
Line of the Day: J.C. Romero, RP - 5 G, 5 IP, 3 H, 5 K, 0 BB (on season)
This season Romero has been very steady out of the bullpen. On Wednesday he went 1.1 innings with two more strikeouts. He is probably ready for at least a trail in the big leagues again, and with the Nationals needing some help there...
The Inning (First Game): Buffalo Top of the 5th
- Lance Zawadzki strikes out swinging.
- Ryan Goins grounds out, second baseman Will Rhymes to first baseman Chris Marrero.
- Jim Negrych singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jerad Head.
- Anthony Gose singles on a ground ball to left fielder Micah Owings. Jim Negrych to 2nd.
- Moises Sierra singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jerad Head. Jim Negrych scores. Anthony Gose to 3rd. Moises Sierra to 2nd on the throw.
- With Mauro Gomez batting, wild pitch by Ross Ohlendorf, Anthony Gose scores. Moises Sierra to 3rd.
- Mauro Gomez walks.
- Luis Jimenez walks. Mauro Gomez to 2nd.
- Ryan Langerhans singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeff Kobernus. Moises Sierra scores. Mauro Gomez scores. Luis Jimenez to 3rd.
- Pitching Change: J. Romero replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
- Josh Thole flies out to center fielder Jeff Kobernus.
The Inning (Second Game): Buffalo Top of the 8th
- Ryan Langerhans grounds out, second baseman Will Rhymes to first baseman Chris Marrero.
- Eugenio Velez reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Chris Marrero.
- With Mike Nickeas batting, Eugenio Velez steals (3) 2nd base.
- Mike Nickeas strikes out swinging.
- Ryan Goins singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeff Kobernus. Eugenio Velez scores.
- Mike McCoy flies out to center fielder Jeff Kobernus.
Perez-watch: On Disabled List with wrist injury
Should be back in a couple of days
Brown was out with some discomfort in his side the day before yesterday, but he was held out again tonight which could raise some concern.