Lawrenceville, GA (May 27, 2017) - The Syracuse Chiefs dropped a second game in a row to the Gwinnett Braves, falling 6-4 Saturday night at Coolray Field. Brandon Snyder went 4-for-4 in the loss. Ryan Raburn made his Syracuse debut, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his
Lawrenceville, GA (May 27, 2017) - The Syracuse Chiefs dropped a second game in a row to the Gwinnett Braves, falling 6-4 Saturday night at Coolray Field. Brandon Snyder went 4-for-4 in the loss. Ryan Raburn made his Syracuse debut, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his first game since being traded to the Nationals from the White Sox.
Gwinnett (25-22) began the scoring in the third inning. Ozzie Albies doubled to start the inning against Kyle McGowin. After Johan Camargo singled Albies to third, Adonis Garcia drove in the run on a sacrifice fly to right for a 1-0 lead.
Syracuse (15-29) answered right back with a run in the top of the fourth. Snyder doubled to left-center field and moved to third on an error on Dustin Peterson in left. Snyder scored two batters later on Clint Robinson's RBI single to tie the game. It marked Robinson's third straight game with an RBI.
The Chiefs added two more runs in the top of the sixth. Snyder doubled for the second time, his third of four hits on the night. Raburn followed with his first hit as a Chief, a double to score Snyder and give Syracuse its first lead. After Raburn moved to third on a groundout, he scored on a sacrifice fly by Pedro Severino to give the Chiefs a 3-1 lead.
But the Braves scratched three more across to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth. McGowin hit Peterson with a pitch to start the inning and then Carlos Franco hit a line drive off McGowin that deflected to third. Grant Green fielded but his throw was wide of first, and Peterson came around to score on the two-base throwing error to cut the deficit to one. Franco then moved to third and scored on two wild pitches to tie the game. David Freitas followed with a walk, and the Chiefs turned to Dustin Antolin out of the bullpen. Xavier Avery singled and after a strikeout, Albies singled home Freitas to give the Braves a 4-3 advantage.
The Braves added another run in the seventh. Garcia singled, stole second, moved to third on a groundout, and scored on a single by Peterson for a 5-3 lead.
Snyder picked up his fourth hit of the game with a single to lead off the eighth against Wes Parsons. Snyder moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored three batters later on a two-out RBI single by Severino to bring the Chiefs within 5-4.
But the Braves again answered right back in the bottom of the eighth against Rafael Martín. Pinch hitter Lane Adams tripled to right-center, and scored on Camargo's double for a 6-4 lead.
The Chiefs look for their first win of this four-game set Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Syracuse's starter has not been announced. Sean Newcomb will start for Gwinnett.