SYRACUSE | The nine innings played on the windswept afternoon of April 18, 2013 at NBT Bank Stadium were historic.
Historic for the visitors though.
The Buffalo Bisons scored ten runs in the top of the seventh inning, hit five home runs, got six doubles, legged out two triples, went 29-for-56 at the plate and beat the Syracuse Chiefs, 27-9.
The 27 runs and the 29 hits were the most in an International League game in the past four decades.
Starting from the top and going down for Buffalo: 2012 Chief Jim Negrych hit for the cycle and is hitting .515 this season, Mises Sierra was 6-for-6 with five runs scored and three RBI, Luis Jimenez was 5-for-7 with eight RBI and four runs scored, Ryan Langerhans was 3-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI, and finally Josh Thole was 4-for-6 with four RBI.
It was ugly for Syracuse pitching.
On the other hand, the Chiefs actually had a pretty good day at the plate with 14 hits including a home runs from Chris Marrero and Mike Costanzo. Marrero was 3-for-5 with a homer and double as he drove in three runs. Costanzo drove in two and scored twice.
It was a 3 hour, 41 minute game which forced some writers to cover other events.
Audio Highlights: From @ChiefsRadio
Record: 6-7, Box Score (You have to click on it today)
Nationals Headline of the Day: Minor Leaguer of the Year Matt Skole had Tommy John and wrist surgery on Wednesday
Next Game: April 19 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 p.m. (Yunesky Maya vs. Chien-Ming Wang)
Line of the Day: 54 baserunners
There were 43 total hits, seven walks, two hit batsmen, and two batters that reached on errors on Thursday.
The Inning: Buffalo Top of the 7th
- Pitching Change: Patrick McCoy replaces Bobby Bramhall.
- Moises Sierra singles on a fly ball to right fielder Mike Costanzo.
- Mauro Gomez singles on a line drive to left fielder Micah Owings. Moises Sierra to 2nd.
- Luis Jimenez singles on a line drive to center fielder Jeff Kobernus. Moises Sierra scores. Mauro Gomez to 3rd.
- Andy LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Jeff Kobernus. Mauro Gomez scores.
- Ryan Langerhans homers (2) on a fly ball to center field. Luis Jimenez scores.
- Josh Thole grounds out, second baseman Will Rhymes to first baseman Chris Marrero.
- Ryan Goins reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Chris Marrero.
- Jim Negrych walks. Ryan Goins to 2nd.
- Anthony Gose doubles (2) on a fly ball to left fielder Micah Owings. Ryan Goins scores. Jim Negrych to 3rd.
- Moises Sierra singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeff Kobernus. Jim Negrych scores. Anthony Gose scores.
- Mauro Gomez doubles (3) on a fly ball to left fielder Micah Owings. Moises Sierra to 3rd.
- Pitching Change: Jeff Mandel replaces Patrick McCoy.
- Luis Jimenez homers (3) on a fly ball to right center field. Moises Sierra scores. Mauro Gomez scores.
- Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Carlos Rivero to first baseman Chris Marrero.
Perez-watch: On Disabled List with wrist injury
Should be back in a couple of days.
Brown was still out with some discomfort in his oblique, He did not play in the series against Buffalo.