The Syracuse Chiefs dropped the second game of a four-game set on Friday night, 9-3, to the Rochester Red Wings. Rochester scored the final six runs and broke the game open with a five-run eighth inning. Pedro Severino smashed a three-run home run for Syracuse in the loss.
Rochester (27-29) struck for three runs in the bottom of the first. Sean O'Sullivan walked Mitch Garver and Matt Hague back-to-back with one out. Tommy Field followed with a two-run double to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead. Field moved to third on the throw, and scored on ByungHo Park's single to left for a 3-0 advantage.
The lead was short-lived as Syracuse (18-38) tied the game with three runs in the top of the second. Brandon Snyder led off the inning with a triple against Adam Wilk. It marked the Chiefs' first triple of the season, with Syracuse becoming the last team in affiliated baseball to tally a three-bagger on the year. After Matt Skole walked, Severino drilled a 1-0 pitch over the center-field wall to tie the game. The home run traveled an estimated 420 feet and tied the score at three.
The game remained tied until the sixth. Field singled off Cody Satterwhite, who had thrown two scoreless innings of relief in the fourth and fifth, and moved to third base two batters later on Park's single to right. With two outs, John Ryan Murphy brought home the go-ahead run with a single to center to score Field and give Rochester a 4-3 lead.
The Red Wings broke the game open in the eighth. Leonardo Reginatto singled and Park walked with one out against Austin Adams. Niko Goodrum then singled to right field, scoring Reginatto. Park moved up to third base on an error on Caleb Ramsey in right field on the play. Murphy then doubled home both runners to give the Red Wings a 7-3 lead. Syracuse then went to the bullpen and Wander Suero walked Engelb Vielma. After Zack Granite grounded out and the runners moved to second and third, Mitch Garver reached when shortstop Adrian Sanchez let a pop-up drop in for an error, allowing two runs to score.
Syracuse and Rochester play the third game of the four-game set Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Austin Voth is scheduled to start for the Chiefs opposite Yohan Pino for the Red Wings.
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