8.9.12 Pawtucket Red Sox v Syracuse Chiefs - ERA-Hole

Syracuse WINS! 6-3. Righty Jeff Mandel gets the win for the Chiefs, Billy Buckner does not get anything.

Buckner pitched five innings and gave up five runs. He threw 84 pitches, 53 for strikes.

Mandel pitched seven innings and gave up two runs, including a solo home run by second baseman Nate Spears. It took him 87 pitches, only three more than Buckner!

The Chiefs put up a five-spot in the third inning, which began and ended with Jarrett Hoffpauir at bat. The sexy (?) second baseman led off with a double and later scored on a single by DH Jim Negrych. Third baseman Carlos Rivero later hit a two-run double, boosting the Chiefs' run total. Rivero later scored on a single by tall guy Mark Teahen. Et cetera.

Hey, the PawSox scored three runs! The third inning showed us Spears' solo bomb, Mauro Gomez hit an RBI single in the sixth, and JC Linares sac flied Lin home in the eighth.

Andrew Bailey pitched a scoreless sixth for Pawtucket (LET'S KEEP HIM!), Daniel Bard gave up a run on a hit and a couple of walks, and Jose De La Torre pitched the last two. I guess Jose De La Torre didn't do anything criminal, so I was incorrect.

And now, due to poor time management, I have to split. Sorry.

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