Mallex Smith just joined the Bisons a week ago and has played in four games since. He broke out today going 3-4 with a double and a home run out of the ninth spot in the order. It helped the Bisons to an 8-5 win. The Bisons jumped out to a 3-0 lead, lost it and trailed 4-3 before rallying for the win.
Buffalo 8 Syracuse 5
Smith's triple came in the third inning to open the scoring for Buffalo. In the fourth Gregory Polanco doubled in Kevin Smith. Tyler White then singled in Polanco to make it 3-0.
Nick Allgeyer cruised through three innings but two home runs in the fourth made it a one run game. In the fifth Mark Payton, who had homered in the third, hit a two run shot to give Syracuse the lead.
Buffalo scored four runs in the sixth. Nash Knight doubled in the tying run. Mallex Smith singled in Knight. The other two runs scored on an error and a wild pitch.
Four relievers who have spent time with the Jays this season pitched an inning each, Ryan Borucki, Kirby Snead, Travis Bergen and Trent Thornton. They didn't allow a hit between them although one run scored on an error.
Mallex Smith homered in the ninth to cap his night. He was the only hitter with a multi hit night and the only one who drove in multiple runs.
Third Star - Nash Knight
Second Star - The bullpen
First Star - Mallex Smith