5/12/18

St. Lucie 11 - Lakeland 2

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (May 11, 2018) – The St. Lucie Mets set season highs in runs, hits and margin of victory with an 11-2 walloping of the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday at First Data Field.

Mets No. 7 prospect Desmond Lindsay put together his best game of the year. He went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, a walk, four RBI and two runs scored.

Anthony Dimino, Luis Carpio and Ian Strom also had three-hit games. Leadoff hitter Gene Cone went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs.

The Mets pounded out 16 hits.

Most of the damage was done off Lakeland starting pitcher Alex Faedo, who was the 18th overall pick by the Detroit Tigers out of Florida in last summer’s draft. Faedo got hit around for eight earned runs and 10 hits in just two innings.

The Mets scored five runs in the first inning, four before recording an out, to take a 5-1 lead. Andres Gimenez and Lindsay hit back-to-back triples. Carpio delivered the big blow with a two-run double.

The Mets scored three runs with two outs in the second inning to go ahead 8-1. Lindsay and Carpio drilled RBI doubles. Dimino ripped a run-scoring single.

Lindsay capped a great night with a two-run double in the eighth to make it 11-2.

Blake Taylor made a quality start for the Mets. Pitching with a big lead, he allowed just four hits and two runs in six innings. He earned his first FSL win.

Relievers Matt Pobereyko and Stephen Nogosek combined for three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

For Lakeland, leadoff hitter Danny Woodrow went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI.

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