Three New York Mets pitchers made rehab appearances for St. Lucie in a 10-4 loss by the Mets to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Dillon Gee, on the DL with a groin strain, looked sharp in four effective innings. Gee allowed one run and six hits (two bunt singles) while striking out seven. The first six batters who recorded outs all went down on strikeouts.
Gee threw 54 pitches and 39 for strikes. He departed with the game tied 1-1.
Reliever Vic Black resumed his rehab assignment. He pitched the fifth inning and gave up one run and two hits. Braxton Lee drew a leadoff walk, moved to second on a sac bunt, stole third and scored on a double by Willy Adames to put the Crabs up 2-1.
Bobby Parnell appeared for the sixth time for St. Lucie and gave up a run on one hit and two walks in the sixth. Yoel Araujo plated the run on a ground out and the Crabs went ahead 3-1.
Once the Mets turned the game over to their regulars out the bullpen the game went south. Kelly Secrest and Robby Coles combined to give up seven runs and six hits in the seventh as the Crabs took a 10-1 lead.
Araujo hit a two-run single and Juniel Querecuto and Mike Marjama ripped RBI doubles.
For the second time in seven days, Crabs starter Jacob Faria stymied the Mets. He gave up one run in 6.2 innings after shutting out the Mets over seven innings . The only run scored on him came in the third when Yeixon Ruiz tripled and scored on Jeff McNeil’s sac fly.
The Mets tried to make it interesting in the ninth but the nine-run deficit was too much to overcome. They scored three runs on an RBI double by Dominic Smith and a two-run single by Jeff McNeil.
The RBI for Smith was his ninth in five games.
The Stone Crabs were able to steal nine bases in the game. Granden Goetzman had five of the stolen bases. The Crabs registered 17 hits in the game, tying the most the Mets have allowed in a game this season.
Lee went 4 for 4 with three runs scored. He reached bases six times. Adames went 4 for 5 with three RBIs. Jake Bauers had three hits.
The game was played in front of 3,420 fans which is the biggest crowd of the season at Tradition Field.. Team press release