Chiefs roll in strong Lannan start

2012-08-09T10:56:00Z 2012-08-09T11:01:29Z Chiefs roll in strong Lannan startBen Meyers The Auburn Citizen Auburn Citizen
August 09, 2012 10:56 am  • 

PAWTUCKET | It has been the classic roller coaster type of season for the Syracuse Chiefs.

It was the exciting part on Wednesday night.

With 10 runs and 13 hits the Chiefs supported an eight-inning John Lannan start in a 10-2 win over Pawtucket.

Jarrett Hoffpauir is on a power surge for himself the last week. The second baseman lifted his second homer of the season on Wednesday, but this time the bases were loaded to highlight a five-run third for Syracuse.

Brett Carroll drove in a pair with a two-run double in the second and added a third RBI in the seventh.

Eury Perez went 1-for-6 to perpetuate a 19-game hit streak to start his Triple-A career, while Carlo Rivero went 0-for-2, but walked four times. Rivero walked four times in 48 games to start the season.

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Record, Standings: 57-61

Nationals Headline of the Day: Power Hitter Gio Gonzalez can pitch too

Next Game: Aug. 9 at Pawtucket 7 p.m.

Line of the Day: John Lannan, SP - 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 5.03 Season ERA, 7-10 Season Record

In arguably his best start of the season in Triple-A, Lannan threw 105 pitches (70 strikes) as he finished with a season-high in strikeouts.

His only mistake came on a Marco Gomez two run home run in the sixth.

It was the highest strikeout game for Lannan since 2008.

Brown-watch: 3-for-6, 2B, RBI, 2 K

Brown drove in his 61st run of the season and hit double No. 20 in the win.

The Chiefs are tied with Buffalo in last place, but a solid case can be built for Brown getting the MVP nod this season. (Not a superlative statement right there)

Ben Meyers can be reached at (315) 282-2557,, or on Twitter @CitizenMeyers

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