Burriss' big night buries Bulls in 10
Emmanuel Burriss drove in four runs including the game winner on a walk-off single off relief pitcher Doug Mathis (2-1) in the bottom of the 10th as Syracuse won its third straight game here against the Durham Bulls, 6-5.
Burriss earlier drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double with two outs in the sixth that gave Syracuse a short-lived 5-4 lead.
Bulls starter Enny Romero was victimized by extra-base hits early and trailed 2-0 after three innings.
In the second, Syracuse got on the board on Destin Hood’s leadoff homer, his first of the season. In the third, Will Rhymes reached Romero for a leadoff triple and scored on a sac fly by Brock Peterson one out later.
The Chiefs’ Ryan Tatusko got into trouble of his own in the top of the fourth. Vince Belnome’s leadoff single appeared harmless as Tatusko got the next two batters easily, but Tatusko walked Mike Fontenot and Robby Price to load the bases and hit Ali Solis with a pitch to bring in Belnome with the Bulls’ first run, cutting the lead to 2-1.
The Bulls tied it in the fifth. Mikie Mahtook singled with one out, stole second and went to third on a throwing error by Jhonatan Solano. Belnome brought him home with a sacrifice fly.
Durham took its first lead in the sixth, picking up a pair of runs off reliever Tyler Robertson, who came on for Tatusko to start the inning. Robertson walked Fontenot with one out and Price followed with his first homer of the season for a 4-2 Bulls lead.
Romero, who’d settled down after the third, got into trouble with three walks in the bottom of the sixth sandwiched around a pair of outs. When he walked Erik Komatsu to load the bases, Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo went to his bullpen for Jim Patterson.
Burriss drilled his bases-clearing double off Patterson to return the lead to the Chiefs, 5-4.
But the Bulls weren’t done.
Kevin Kiermaier led off the seventh with a double off Robertson. Mahtook followed with an RBI single that ended Robertson’s night to tie the game at 5 but was erased on Belnome’s double-play grounder off reliever Zach Jackson. The DP proved costly as Wilson Betemit followed with a two-out double but stayed at second as Justin Christian grounded out.
Patterson got in trouble immediately, surrendering back-to-back singles to Steven Souza Jr. and Peterson with none out in the bottom of the seventh. Patterson got Solano on a double play grounder that left Souza at third with two down and Montoya called in Jake Thompson to relieve Patterson. Thompson walked Hood, but got Brian Goodwin on strikes to retire the side.
In the ninth, Hak-Ju Lee led off with a walk off Manny Delcarmen — the Chiefs’ fourth pitcher of the night — was sacrificed to second and stole third with one out. Delcarmen got Mahtook and Belnome on strikes to end the threat.
Syracuse got something going in the bottom of the ninth as Fontenot’s error allowed leadoff hitter Rhymes to reach with the potential winning run. One out later, Peterson singled him to second. But like Delcarmen, Thompson struck out two straight to send the game into extra innings.
The Bulls stranded two more runners — courtesy of a pair of walks — in the top of the 10th off Tyler Herron (1-0) and that gave the Chiefs the opening they needed to put it away in the bottom of the inning.
Mathis walked Goodwin leading off, then intentionally walked Komatsu after Goodwin was sacrificed to second, setting the stage for Burriss’ second huge hit of the night.
NOTES — Bulls LHP Mike Montgomery (3-0, 3.19) will get the start against the Chiefs today against LHP Aaron Laffey (3-0, 2.05) in the series finale at noon. ... The Bulls continue the second half of their eight-game road at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday at 7:05 p.m. ... The Bulls have lost five of their last seven games but still lead the International League South.
Syracuse Chiefs (17-15) 6, Durham Bulls (20-14) 5
May 7, 2014
One out when winning run scored.
|Lee, H, SS||3||0||1||0||1||0||3||.156|
|1-Ran for Betemit in the 10th.|
2B: Kiermaier (5, Robertson, T), Betemit (5, Jackson, Z).
HR: Price (1, 6th inning off Robertson, T, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Belnome; Christian; Kiermaier 2; Betemit 2; Lee, H; Price 4; Mahtook 2.
RBI: Solis (11), Belnome (12), Price 2 (8), Mahtook (9).
2-out RBI: Solis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, H 2; Christian; Belnome; Solis.
SAC: Kiermaier; Christian.
GIDP: Fontenot, Belnome.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.
SB: Mahtook (5, 2nd base off Tatusko/Solano, J), Lee, H (1, 3rd base off Delcarmen/Solano, J).
CS: Lee, H (1, 2nd base by Robertson, T/Solano, J).
E: Fontenot (4, fielding).
DP: (Lee, H-Fontenot-Betemit).
|Souza Jr., RF||3||0||1||0||2||0||2||.341|
|Solano, J, C||4||1||0||0||1||1||6||.293|
|Robertson, T, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jackson, Z, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Burriss (4, Patterson).
3B: Rhymes (1, Romero).
HR: Hood (1, 2nd inning off Romero, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hood 4; Burriss 3; Peterson 2; Rhymes 5; Souza Jr..
RBI: Hood (6), Peterson (12), Burriss 4 (9).
2-out RBI: Burriss 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Solano, J; Peterson; Rhymes; Goodwin; Hood.
GIDP: Solano, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 12.
SB: Burriss (4, 3rd base off Patterson/Solis).
E: Solano, J (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Rhymes-Burriss-Peterson 2).
|Patterson (BS, 1)||1.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Mathis (L, 2-1)||0.1||1||1||1||2||0||0||4.61|
|Herron (W, 1-0)||1.0||0||0||0||2||1||0||16.20|
Robertson, T pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
WP: Tatusko, Robertson, T.
IBB: Komatsu (by Mathis).
HBP: Solis (by Tatusko).
Pitches-strikes: Romero 101-55, Patterson 20-11, Thompson 43-26, Mathis 16-7, Tatusko 94-55, Robertson, T 25-14, Jackson, Z 23-17, Delcarmen 18-8, Herron 19-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Romero 4-4, Patterson 1-1, Thompson 3-1, Mathis 1-0, Tatusko 7-3, Robertson, T 1-0, Jackson, Z 4-0, Delcarmen 1-0, Herron 1-0.
Batters faced: Romero 27, Patterson 5, Thompson 10, Mathis 4, Tatusko 22, Robertson, T 7, Jackson, Z 6, Delcarmen 4, Herron 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Patterson 3-3, Thompson 1-0, Jackson, Z 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jonathan Bailey. 1B: Jeff Gosney. 3B: Travis Carlson.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 3:45 (:07 delay).
Venue: NBT Bank Stadium.
May 7, 2014
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media