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Bisons' bats silent in loss to Syracuse

Ryan Feierabend couldn’t even get through two innings pitched as the Syracuse Mets defeated Buffalo the Buffalo Bisons, 9-2, before a Kids’ Day crowd of 16,409 at Sahlen Field Thursday.

The Mets’ offense had little trouble finding success against Feierabend. Rajai Davis earned a single on the first pitch of the game and Ruben Tejada hit a line drive single after forcing a 3-2 count. Feierabend walked the next two batters, loading the bases and allowing Davis to score the first run of the game.

Feierabend walked three batters and gave up three hits in the first inning as the Mets put four runs across to start the game.

The second inning wouldn’t go any better. Feierabend issued three more hits and a walk for two more runs before being pulled after 1.2 innings of work. It was his shortest start this season and first loss.

Jonathan Chesire was able to stop the Mets during his 3.1 innings pitched and currently sports a 1.69 ERA after being recalled from Double-A New Hampshire.

The Bisons had an opportunity to get a run back in the bottom of the first but squandered it. Socrates Brito doubled to center and a passed ball allowed him to go to third with only one out. But Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney each struck out.

Buffalo didn’t have to wait too much longer for its first run. Richard Urena hit his first home run for the Bisons this season in the bottom of the second, to make the score 6-1. Syracuse made the score 9-1 before the Bisons added a run in the seventh.

Buffalo will now play a three-game series at Rochester this weekend.


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