SkyChiefs Topple Lynx 7-5
International League Final -- Monday April 12th, 2004
@ Lynx Stadium, Ottawa, ON
Syracuse SkyChiefs 7
Ottawa Lynx 5
Syracuse scored two in the 6th to break a 5-5 tie and go on to win.
Winning Pitcher - Tally Haines (1-0)
Losing Pitcher - Sean Spencer (0-1)
Save - Mike Smith (1)
Player of the Game: SkyChiefs outfielder Chad Hermanson was 2-for-3, with 4 RBI to lead Syracuse.
OTT - None
SYR - None
Key Plays: Hermanson's RBI single in the 6th broke the 5-5 tie.
Recap: For the third straight day, the visitors took the early lead. Syracuse scored two in the first and two more in the second to chase Lynx starter Javier Martinez and stake themselves to a 4-0 lead. The Lynx would battle back though, as Tim Raines Jr. doubled off the left field wall to score Pedro Swann and Eddy Garabito, who had both singled. The Lynx came back to tie one inning later, as Jose Leon singled, went to second on a passed ball, and scored when Darnell McDonald reached on an error. One out later, Pedro Swann ripped a double to right, tying the game at four. The Lynx would fall behind again on Chad Hermanson's RBI double, but would come back one more time in the bottom of the 5th, when Darnell McDonald reached on an error, stole second, and scored on a Geronimo Gil single. The SkyChiefs would put the game away in the 6th, when Hermanson and Gabe Gross hit RBI singles to put Syracuse up 7-5. The Lynx would rally in the ninth, loading the bases with one out, but reliever Mike Smith forced Eddy Garabito hit into a game ending 3-2-3 double play to send the Lynx home losers.
Syracuse SkyChiefs 220 102 000 -- 7 10 2
Ottawa Lynx 022 010 000 -- 5 10 3
Tally Haines (3.0ip, 2h, 1r, 0er, 0bb, 1k) gets the win in relief.
Sean Spencer (2.0, 4h, 2r, 2er, 2bb, 2k) takes the loss.
Mike Smith (1.0ip, 2h, 1bb) gets his first save.
Pedro Swann: 3-for-4, Run, RBI
Jose Leon: 2-for-4, Run
Eddy Rodriguez: 2.0ip, 1k
Next Game: The Lynx and SkyChiefs battle in the second game of their series, with start time on Tuesday at 1:05 pm.
Probable Pitchers for Monday: Ottawa RHP Dave Borkowski (1-0) vs. Syracuse RHP David Bush (0-0)
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