In another game that captured the hearts and minds of the Blue Jays faithful, the Buffalo Bisons began their final series of 2021 on a winning note Wednesday to cap off an organizational sweep.
Buffalo 7 Syracuse 3
A four-run first proved to be enough for the Herd to defeat the Mets. Kevin Smith opened the scoring with his 27th double of the year to drive in an Otto Lopez single. Gregory Polanco singled home Smith before trotting home on a Tyler White two-run home run, his 13th. Smith reached the 20-homer plateau with a solo shot in the third. Polanco then put one over the wall to score a Lopez double in the fifth. Polanco had four of the Bisons' 12 hits and Cullen Large had three.
Casey Lawrence served up two home runs and that accounted for all three runs he allowed but he was able to last five innings to get the win. Lawrence gave up four hits and walked three but struck out four to improve to 7-2. Rafael Dolis gave up a hit, issued a walk and plunked a hitter but struck out two in a shutout sixth. Tayler Saucedo offset two hits with two strikeouts in a scoreless seventh. Dany Jiménez and Hobie Harris struck out one in their perfect innings of work.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Cullen Large, Buffalo
2. Kevin Smith, Buffalo
1. Gregory Polanco. Buffalo
That marks the final minor league update of the year from me. Thanks for reading all season long.