SYRACUSE, N.Y. (SYRACUSE METS) –
The Syracuse Mets picked up their second shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The win extended Syracuse’s winning streak to five during the homestand, which is the second five-game winning streak for the Mets this season.
Syracuse (12-7) scored the game’s first run four pitches into the bottom of the first inning. Grégor Blanco led off against Buffalo starting pitcher Jacob Waguespack and homered to center field for a 1-0 Mets lead.
The game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the eighth inning. Travis Taijeron walked with one out, and Rajai Davis came in as a pinch runner. Davis then stole second base. Danny Espinosa followed with a ground ball to short. Andrew Guillotte’s throw to first was high, allowing Davis to come around and score on the error for a 2-0 edge.
Buffalo (4-11) was held off the board all day, never putting more than one runner on base in an inning. Drew Gagnon was again stellar for the Mets, allowing only three hits in seven scoreless innings, with six strikeouts against two walks. Gagnon lowered his ERA in three Triple-A starts this year to 0.51. Arquimedes Caminero retired all five batters he faced, and Ryan O’Rourke struck out the only batter he saw to end the game.
The Mets and Bisons will have a quick turnaround, returning to NBT Bank Stadium for game three of their four-game series at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday morning. RHP Zach Lee is scheduled to start for Syracuse opposite RHP Sean Reid-Foley for Buffalo.