Daytona Takes Doubleheader from St. Lucie


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (June 12, 2018) – The Daytona Tortugas swept the St. Lucie Mets in a doubleheader on Tuesday at First Data Field.

The Tortugas won the first game 6-1 and won the second game 8-2.

In game 1, the Mets trailed 2-1 in the sixth and put the tying run on third base with two outs but could not get the run home. In the top of the seventh inning the Tortugas broke the game open with four unearned runs after the Mets committed four errors.

Mets starter Michael Gibbons only gave up two runs and five hits over 5.2 innings.

In a rehab assignment, Wilmer Flores (back) went 1 for 3 with a double and played five innings at third base.

Gene Cone went 2 for 4.

Tortugas leadoff hitter Taylor Trammell scored all three times he reached base. He went 2 for 4. T.J. Friedl went 2 for 3 with a double, walk, run and RBI.

Tortugas starter Tony Santillan earned the win. He limited the Mets to one run over 5.1 innings.

In game 2, the first six Tortugas reached on hits and four runs scored before the first out was recorded. Mets starter Gabriel Llanes settled down to retire the next three batters in a row to keep runners on second and third.

The Mets nearly came back from the 4-0 deficit in the bottom of the first. Desmond Lindsay and Luis Carpio hit back-to-back RBI singles to make it 4-2. Tortugas starter Scott Moss stopped the rally by getting a ground out to strand the tying run on second base.

The Daytona offense took over from there. The Tortugas scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to go up 7-2. Ibandel Isabel cracked a long solo homer in the sixth for the final margin of 8-2.

Lindsay went 2 for 2 with a walk. Carpio went 2 for 3.

Michael Beltre, Tyler Stephenson, Bruce Yari and Brantely Bell had multi-hit games for the Daytona.

Moss pitched five innings to get the win.

The Mets have been swept in their last three doubleheaders, all at home. Overall they have lost seven consecutive doubleheader games.

The victories for the Tortugas moved them back into first place in the FSL North Division.


Thomas Brennan said...

St Lucie bats were AWOL

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