Taylor Jordan Tosses Six Scoreless for Syracuse
Moosic, Pa. – The Syracuse Chiefs evened the opening four-game series with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) on Friday night with a 6-0 victory. Taylor Jordan hampered the RailRiders’ attack as the righty tossed six scoreless frames in the win. Both teams are now 1-1 on the year.
The performance by Jordan spoiled the Triple-A debut of right-hander Jaron Long for the RailRiders. Long (0-1) absorbed the loss after allowing six runs, three earned, on eight hits across five innings. Long walked two while striking out three. Jordan (1-0) limited the RailRiders to three base runners, allowing two hits and walking one. He recorded five of the Chiefs’ eight strikeouts.
Syracuse opened the scoring in the second inning after Cutter Dykstra led off with a single. A key moment in the frame came on the heels of Dykstra’s hit as Jason Martinson singled on a bunt attempt up the third base line. A groundout moved the runners into scoring position and Caleb Ramsey singled both home with two outs. Emmanuel Burriss capped the second inning with a double that plated Ramsey for a 3-0 lead.
The Chiefs capitalized on a fielding error by second baseman Rob Refsnyder in the third. The miscue allowed Tony Gwynn Jr. to reach and he scored from first when Ian Stewart stroked a double to center the next at-bat. Martinson poked a two-out single to left that brought around Stewart for a 5-0 lead.
Martinson crossed home in the sixth for the final tally after drawing a walk to open the frame. A throwing error by reliever Diego Moreno on a comebacker allowed Martinson to third. Ramsey scored him on a sacrifice fly to center one out later.
Moreno settled in, however, striking out six of three innings of work. He allowed one hit and a walk.
The RailRiders continue their opening series against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) on Saturday, April 11. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. at PNC Field with a snuggie giveaway to the first 2,500 fans. For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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