Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
The St. Lucie Mets were held to two hits and were shut out 1-0 by the Brevard County Manatees at Space Coast Stadium.
Victor Roache provided the only run of the game, a solo home run in the second inning off of Vic Black, who was making a Major League rehab appearance for the Mets.
Manatees starter Hiram Burgos blanked the Mets over seven strong innings. He only gave up one hit- a two-out double to Michael Conforto in the first- and struck out eight. He retired the last 13 Mets he faced.
Bobby Parnell, also on a rehab assignment for New York, started the game and pitched a scoreless first inning. He allowed two singles and struck out a batter.
Black struck out two batters, walked two and gave up the solo shot.
The Mets didn’t have many scoring opportunities. Victor Cruzado led off the eighth with a single against Casey Seidenberger, but Seidenberger ended up striking out the side.
Conforto worked a one out walk in the ninth but Casey Medlen struck out Maikis De La Cruz and Dominic Smith flew out to end the game.
Seven of the last eight outs the Mets committed were strikeouts.