After winning four straight games and gaining ground in the IL North Division, the Chiefs got swept in their double header against the Buffalo Bison today. The Bison won the first game 6-2 and the second game 4-1.
In the first game, Buffalo wasted no time putting up runs against Chiefs starter Yunesky Maya. In the first inning, Kevin Pillar smacked a two-run homer to give the Bisons a 2-0 lead. After the Bisons tacked on a third run in the second inning, the Chiefs would counter when red hot Will Rhymes would answer with a two-run home run of his own off Buffalo starter Dave Bush. However, that would be the only offense for the Chiefs for the rest of the game. Buffalo would go on to add three more runs to cap off their victory against the Chiefs. Dave Bush would pick up the complete-game win for the Bisons while Maya took the loss.
In the second game, the Chiefs would be up against a face from the past. Ching Ming Wang, former New York Yankee and Syracuse Chief, would make his Buffalo debut after being recently released from the Yankees and picked up by the Blue Jays. His teammates would give him strong support right away when Sean Ochinko belted a three-run bomb off Chiefs starter Tyler Robertson in the second inning followed by a Ryan Goins RBI single in the third. The Chiefs would get their only run in the 4th inning when Danny Espinosa singled in Jeff Kobernus. The Bison would go on to win the game 4-1 with Wang pitching a complete game, giving up one earned run on three hits with a strikeout and no walks.
The Chiefs fall to 38-53 on the season and 15 games behind first in the IL North Division. The Chiefs are off Monday but return to Syracuse on Tuesday and Wednesday with another pair of games against the Bison. First pitch for both games in at 7pm.