SYRACUSE | It is easily the wildest one of the season.
With seven runs in the first and second innings combined, and seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings combined, the Syracuse Chiefs outslugged the Durham Bulls, 15-8, on Wednesday at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Mark Teahen improved to 7-for-7 on the season with the bases loaded as he went 3-for-5 in the game with five driven in including a three two-out RBI.
Jarrett Hoffpauir was 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, two walks, and two RBI. Josh Johnson drove in three and scored three, Brett Carroll drove in three, and Corey Brown walked three times and scored three times.
It was nuts.
The Chiefs were 8-for-20 with runners in scoring position. The Chiefs had five run rallies in both the second and eighth. The Chiefs haven’t scored five runs in a game 23 times this season.
It didn’t stop there.
With a comfortable 10-2 lead, Durham clawed back in with a six-run eighth highlighted by a grand slam by Matt Mangini.
Lost in all of the shuffle was the solid rehab start for Chien-Ming Wang. The former 19-game winner with the Yankees before leg injuries derailed things threw 89 pitches for 61 strikes, worked seven innings and gave up just two runs. Wang induced 12 groundball outs.
Audio Highlights: From @ChiefsRadio
Record, Standings: 12-21, 8.5 GB
Nationals headline of the day: Nats strikeout 11 times in loss to Pirates, three-straight losses
Next Game: May 10 vs. Durham (Tampa Bay), 7:00 p.m.
Line of the Day: Tony Beasley, Mgr. - 1 ejection
For the first time this season Tony Beasley was ejected.
Beasley could hangout with “The Most Interesting Man in The World” and sip some Dos Equis with him. The manager is that cool under pressure.
He was shown the door in the eighth inning during a situation where it looked like he was trying to protect infielder Seth Bynum who had some magic words with the umpires after a strikeout.
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