PAWTUCKET | Calling on the pinch hitter today.
Jason Benetti writing for Ben Meyers today. Benetti for Meyers.
“The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, lost to Pawtucket, 10-3,on Sunday. Pawtucket had two four-run innings and belted 14 hits in the win.
For the third time in as many games this series, Syracuse (23-33) got on the board in the first. Eury Perez led off with his third home run of the season to give the Chiefs a 1-0 lead.
Syracuse added to its lead in the fourth. After two strikeouts to lead off the frame, Zach Walters belted a home run over the right field wall and the Chiefs led 2-0. Walters now leads the team in homers with 11.
Pawtucket (35-22), however, rallied in bottom of the fourth. Drew Sutton doubled to lead off the inning. With one out, Brandon Snyder singled to put runners on the corners. Syracuse starter Matt Torra walked Mitch Maier to load the bases for Justin Henry. He doubled to left to score two runs and tie the game. Jonathan Diaz then hit a sacrifice fly to score Maier from third. The next batter, Brock Holt, singled to right to score Henry and the Red Sox took a 4-2 lead.
Pawtucket extended its lead in the seventh. Sutton doubled and Ryan Lavarnway walked to lead off the inning. Brandon Snyder then doubled to left field to score Sutton. The next batter, Maier, homered over the right-field wall and the Paw Sox took an 8-2 lead.
Syracuse got a run back in the eighth. Anthony Rendon led off and was hit by a pitch. Will Rhymes followed with a single that put runners on the corners with nobody out. The next batter, Corey Brown, hit a single to left field to score Rendon and cut the deficit to 8-3.
Pawtucket, though, got the run right back and then some. In the bottom of the inning, Snyder came up with a runner on first and one out. He homered over the center-field wall and the Red Sox led 10-3.
Syracuse and Pawtucket wrap up their four-game series on Monday at 7:05. Left-hander Danny Rosenbaum takes the mound for the Chiefs while the Red Sox send right-hander Alfredo Aceves.”
Audio Highlights: From @ChiefsRadio
Record: 23-33, Box Score
Nationals Headline of the Day: Jayson Werth can hit Single-A pitching
Next Game: May 29 at Pawtucket, 7:05
Line of the Day: See below
The Inning: Pawtucket Bottom of the 4th
- Drew Sutton doubles (9) on a fly ball to left fielder Micah Owings.
- Ryan Lavarnway lines out to right fielder Eury Perez.
- Brandon Snyder singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Micah Owings. Drew Sutton to 3rd.
- Mitch Maier walks. Brandon Snyder to 2nd.
- Justin Henry doubles (12) on a ground ball to left fielder Micah Owings. Drew Sutton scores. Brandon Snyder scores. Mitch Maier to 3rd.
- Jonathan Diaz out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Micah Owings. Mitch Maier scores.
- Brock Holt singles on a line drive to right fielder Eury Perez. Justin Henry scores. Brock Holt to 2nd on the throw.
- Ryan Dent lines out to center fielder Corey Brown.
Rendon-watch: 1-for-2, 2B, R, BB, K
There are going to be a lot of firsts for Rendon and Sunday was his first double. He has shown a good batting eye so far with a couple of walks in his first two Triple-A games.
Perez-watch: 1-for-5, HR, R, RBI, K
Perez led off the game with a home run, but after that it was quiet. The homer was third of the season for Perez after he went all of 2012 without a jack.
Brown-watch: 1-for-3, RBI, K
Brown drove in a run in the eighth (Rendon) but other than that it was quiet. Of note, Brown played center field on Sunday while Perez was in right.