Palm Beach 3 - St. Lucie 1


The Palm Beach Cardinals shut down the St. Lucie Mets en route to a 3-1 win Wednesday at Roger Dean Stadium.

Michael Mayers needed 96 pitches to get through six innings, but he limited the Mets to one run on four hits while striking out six.

Iden Nazario gave up one hit but faced the minimum over the final three innings to earn his second save.

The Cardinals broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth. With one out, Anthony Garcia singled off of Gabriel Ynoa. David Washington followed with an RBI triple to put the Cardinals up 2-1. Washington later came home on a ground out to make it 3-1.

Palm Beach scored the first run of the game on a ground ball out in the first. The Mets answered right back in the top of the second. Aderlin Rodriguez singled against Mayers and Gilbert Gomez doubled. Rodriguez came home from third on a sac fly by Albert Cordero to temporarily tie the game.

That would be all the scoring for the Mets, who entered the game at the top hitting team in the Florida State League.

Ynoa scattered eight hits in six innings in the loss. Paul Sewald pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

The Mets (11-8) and Cardinals (9-10) will complete their four-game series on Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium at 6:35 p.m. The Mets have won two of the first three games.- team press release


Tom Brennan said...

Nimmo, TJ Rivera, Herrera: 230 at bats, 83 hits (.361, .426 on base %, 50 combined runs in 55 combined games). Wow.

Ynoa, Cessa, Koch, and Tapia have combined for a very troubling 27 Ks in a combined 68 innings - how does that play out as they move up? And Cessa, Ynoa, and Koch have also allowed 70 hits in 54 innings, another troubling stat. Matz is a lone starting pitching bright light there so far.

St Lucie's ERA is far higher than last year, largely due to Hilario and Fulmer, who have allowed 32 earned in 22 innings.

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