Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/5/12
Which one of you suckers shall I slice up first? Buffalo 9, Syracuse 0 When Syracuse’s Carlos Rivero ripped a two-out double to left center in the top of the seventh inning, it mattered little to the outcome of the game. That’s because Bisons starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner had crafted a dominant display of pitching beforehand, allowing the Bisons to build a comfortable lead they would not relinquish. Simply put, Hefner was in control. After allowing a leadoff single in the top of the first, Hefner did not allow another hit until the seventh inning. In that span, he only allowed one walk. Hefner’s pitching, along with a consistent offensive and defensive effort across the board, led to a 9-0 Bisons win over Syracuse Friday night. Hefner’s success did not come from overpowering batters in the form of strikeouts. The right-handed pitcher, who pitched three shutout innings for the Mets April 23rd, only had three strikeouts in his seven innings of work. But he refused to allow crisp c...
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