SYRACUSE -- Matt Harvey's first Triple-A win was a memorable one for the 23-year-old as he matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in a 6-4 win over Syracuse.
He also picked up his first hit and RBI as a professional in the game played before a crowd of 4,338 at Alliance Bank Stadium. The win was the Bisons' third in four days.
Valentino Pascucci and Rob Johnson added home runs as the Bisons pulled to 8-8 on the season.
Harvey started off strong as he fanned six of the first seven he faced. He punched out at least one batter in all six innings, and seven of the nine batters in the Chiefs' starting lineup.
Harvey also got the better of the much anticipated matchup against Nationals' prospect Bryce Harper. The Chiefs' outfielder drew a walk his first time up, but Harvey came back to catch him looking in the fourth inning and swinging in the sixth.
Along with his strong work on the mound, Harvey used his bat to help him secure the win. With the game knotted at 2-2 in the fourth inning, Harvey hit a two-out RBI-single to give Buffalo the lead. After that, the Bisons never trailed.
Harvey went six innings allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. He also singled in the sixth inning to finish 2 for 3 at the plate. The 10 strikeouts are the most by a Bisons pitcher since Dillon Gee fanned 11 in the first game of a doubleheader on Aug. 29, 2010 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Harvey struck out 10 on two separate occasions last year in his first professional season.
The three-games series continues today at 2 p.m. (Radio 1520 AM).