The Syracuse Mets jumped out to a lead and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday night at Sahlen Field.
Tim Adleman made his fifth start of the season for Syracuse and surrendered a pair of runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out six. The right-hander picked up the win and improved to 2-0 on the season.
The Mets opened the scoring in the fourth inning as Mark Vientos grounded one through the right side of the infield for an RBI single. Then, Khalil Lee brought home Vientos with an RBI double to right field.
New York Mets’ top prospect Francisco Alvarez collected his second career Triple-A RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field in the fifth. In the bottom of the frame, Chavez Young put Buffalo on the board with a solo home run to right-center-field.
Eric Stamets made it a one-run game in the sixth with a solo shot to left-center-field.
The Bisons had a chance to tie the game or win it in the ninth as they had a runner on second with one out but Bryce Montes de Oca struck out back-to-back hitters to end the game.
Joe Zanghi and Alex Claudio also tossed scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
The seven-game series will continue on Friday at 7:05 p.m. David Griffin is slated to start for Syracuse.