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Syracuse Walks off I-Cubs in Comeback Victory

May 18, 2024 - International League (IL)
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SYRACUSE, NY - The Syracuse Mets (26-16) erased a five-run deficit in the final three innings to defeat the Iowa Cubs (20-24), 8-7, in walk-off fashion Saturday night at NBT Bank Stadium.

I-Cub outfielder Brennen Davis , who had his four-game home run streak snapped on Friday, wasted no time starting a new one in the first inning Saturday. After Mets' starter Troy Miller loaded the bases with walks to Bryce Windham , Matt Mervis , and David Bote , Davis took Miller's 3-1 offering well over the left-field wall to make it 4-0, I-Cubs.

In the bottom of the first, the Mets got two of their own when Luisangel Acuna scored on Rylan Bannon's single, and then Bannon scored on another single by Jose Iglesias .

But Davis wasn't done. In the third, he and Alexander Canario went-back to-back. First, Canario deposited one into the woods beyond the left-field fence, and then Davis followed him, smashing one into the same location.

Iowa would push across one more in the third as Luis Vazquez scored on a wild pitch after he smacked a singe and Owen Caissie moved him to third with a double.

The Mets cut the lead to 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh when former I-Cub Joe Hudson hit a two-run homer, bringing home Mike Brosseau .

Syracuse knotted it at seven apiece in the bottom of the eighth as Bannon hit a solo shot and Trayce Thompson's two-run homer, his fourth in two days, tied it.

And the Mets' would walk it off in the ninth after Carl Edwards Jr. walked Ji-Man Choi , and pinch-runner Yolmer Sanchez scored on an Acuna single. Originally, Sanchez held up at third, but when the throw to the plate got away from Windham, Sanchez crossed the dish.


- Brennen Davis began a new home run streak Saturday, crushing two no doubters and tying his single-game career-high for homers and RBI (5). Over his last eight games he has gone 12-for-24 with 14 runs, 7 homers, and 15 RBI.

- Iowa had four players with multiple hits on Saturday.

- Hayden Cantrelle is hitting .333 since making his Triple-A debut on Wednesday and has three RBI and three walks.

Iowa will play @ Syracuse on Sunday for the finale of a six-game series with first pitch from NBT Bank Stadium slated for 12:05 pm CT. You can listen to all Iowa Cubs games on Hope AM940 and stream every home game for free on the Bally Live App. For more information and tickets, visit


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