The Syracuse Chiefs picked up their third consecutive win on Thursday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium with a 1-0 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens. Brandon Snyder drove in the lone run of the game on an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.
Game two of a scheduled doubleheader was postponed as a result of oncoming storms. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Toledo on August 7th.
Syracuse (5-7) started the scoring early in the game. Center fielder Rafael Bautista led off the first inning with a single into right field and reached second after Toledo (8-5) starter Chad Bell issued a walk to right fielder Brian Goodwin. Bautista would advance to third when first baseman Clint Robinson grounded into a double play. The lone run of the inning came as Snyder singled up the middle, plating Bautista.
Chiefs starting pitcher Jacob Turner started strong with one and two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball. The right-hander gave up just one hit and struck out two. A quartet of Chiefs relievers would shut down the Mud Hens' bats the rest of the way as Dustin Antolin, Matt Grace, Trevor Gott, and Austin Adams combined for five and one-third scoreless innings, surrendering just five hits. Antolin picked up his second victory of the season, while Adams picked up his first save.
The Chiefs begin their next series against the Norfolk Tides on Friday at 6:35 in the first game of a three-game set.
Because today's second game was postponed, fans can still exchange their ticket from today's game for a ticket for any other regular-season game of equal or lesser value this season.
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