Misch dominates, again in 4-1 win
Pat Misch just keeps delivering quality start after quality start.
The southpaw dealt seven strong innings on Tuesday night to lead the Bisons past the Syracuse Chiefs, 4-1. Mike Jacobs and Mike Hessman added home runs as the Herd defeated their Thruway rival for the first time in 2010.
Misch improved to 5-1 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.83 -ninth best in the International League. He allowed just five hits and no walks while tying a season-high with seven punchouts. The lone run he allowed in the sixth inning was the only base runner to advance past third base all night.
Misch retired 16 of the first 19 batters he faced. Overall, he threw 71 of his 100 pitches for strikes. The quality start was his team-leading seventh of the year, and his fifth consecutive.
With Misch’s dominance on the mound, the Bisons scored the only runs they would need in the first inning. Hessman knocked in his 54th of the season with an RBI grounder. Three pitches later, Jacobs crushed a 2-0 pitch from Chiefs’ starter Shairon Martis into the berm in right-center for a two-run homer.
The blast was Jacobs’ sixth of the season.
Seven innings later, Hessman provided some very loud insurance. The league’s top slugger vaulted an offering from reliever Victor Garate into the parking lot beyond Oak St. It was Hessman’s 18th home run of the season.
Bobby Parnell closed out the impressive win for his third save of the season. The reliever retired all six batters he faced with three strikeouts.