Mets stay hot, clip Marauders 3-2

Press Release:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (July 4, 2018) – The St. Lucie Mets continue to pile up the wins, as they slipped by the Bradenton Marauders 3-2 on Independence Day at First Data Field.

The Mets won their third game in a row and claimed their sixth win in their last seven games. It’s their best stretch of the season. The victory pushed St. Lucie to 6-6 in the second half.

Anthony Kay, one of New York’s first round picks from the 2016 draft, made his St. Lucie debut and got the win. Kay pitched a career-high 7.1 innings. He scattered seven hits, allowed two runs and struck out four. Kay was perfect through the first 4.1 innings.

Austin McGeorge inherited a bases loaded jam with one out in the eighth and got a pop out and strikeout to keep the Mets up 3-2. McGeorge also worked a scoreless ninth for his first save of the year.

The Mets offense provided just enough run support again. Leadoff hitter Gene Cone went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run. He crushed a one-out RBI ground rule double in the seventh inning to bring in Dan Rizzie and break a 2-2 tie.

Rizzie went 2 for 3 with two singles.

Bradenton starter Mike Wallace pitched a quality start. He gave up three runs in 6.1 innings. He was perfect through the first three innings.

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the fourth on a RBI double by Mike Paez and a run-scoring hit from Dash Winningham.

Bradenton tied the game in the fourth. Jason Delay and Brett Pope hit back-to-back RBI singles.

Kay was able to get out of trouble in the fifth and sixth innings by picking off runners at first base.


Thomas Brennan said...

"Kay was perfect through the first 4.1 innings." That is encouraging.

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