7/5/18

Mets stay hot, clip Marauders 3-2

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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.

1 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

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

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