(SYRACUSE METS 5/29/19) — The Syracuse Mets scored four runs on just two hits but ran out of fortune as the Buffalo Bisons used a four-run eighth inning to beat the Mets, 6-4, on Wednesday night at Sahlen Field. Both Syracuse hits were home runs, giving the Mets 28 homers in their last 14 games.
Syracuse (26-25) started the scoring in the top of the third inning. David Thompson walked, moved to second on a groundout, to third on a wild pitch, and scored on an Arismendy Alcantara groundout to second for a 1-0 lead.
The Mets extended their lead in the fourth. Rubén Tejada hit the second pitch of the inning over the left-center field fence to push the lead to two. Three batters later, Dilson Herrera walked, and Luis Guillorme hit a two-run home run to extend the lead to 4-0.
Buffalo (21-27) started the comeback in the bottom sixth. Andy Burns doubled to start the inning and scored two batters later on Anthony Alford’s double. Alford moved to third on a passed ball and scored when Socrates Brito grounded out to cut the Mets advantage to two, 4-2.
Those were the only runs allowed by Syracuse starting pitcher Walker Lockett. In six innings pitched, the right-hander allowed three hits and only one earned run while striking out two batters and not giving up a walk.
The Herd completed the comeback in the eighth. Reese McGuire walked, and Burns singled. After a strikeout, Alford doubled to the center-field wall to score both runners and tie the game, 4-4. Then, Brito hit the first pitch he saw out of the ballpark for a two-run home run to center field, giving the Bisons a 6-4 lead.
Syracuse and Buffalo close out their three-game series on Thursday morning. RHP Chris Mazza is set to start for the Mets opposite LHP Ryan Feierabend for the Bisons. First pitch is scheduled for 10:35 a.m.