The rain may have been pouring but that didn??t stop the Syracuse Chiefs from scoring during Tuesday??s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox. The start of the game, which was originally a doubleheader, was delayed almost two-and-a-half hours due to rain. Despite an early 4-0 Chiefs lead, the Red Sox battled back to bring the game within one point until Syracuse ended the game with a final score of 4-3.
The Chiefs led the Red Sox 2-0 going into the fourth inning, and extended their lead to 4-0 with back to back home runs from 3B Mike Costanzo and SS Zach Walters. Walters leads the Chiefs this season with 12 home runs.
Pawtucket??s Justin Henry answered back with a home run in the fifth inning putting the Red Sox on the board for the first time in the game. Pawtucket tacked on another point in the eighth inning cutting the lead down to 4-2.
The Red Sox rallied for a comeback in the ninth inning by adding on yet another score, but the team came up short after a stellar pitching finish by Mike Broadway.
The Syracuse Chiefs will have to produce more games like this if they have any chance of obtaining a playoff birth. As it stands now, the Chiefs record is 27-36. Left-hander Danny Rosenbaum will lead the Chiefs on Thursday as they host Toledo at the NBT stadium at 7pm ET.