Miracle defeat Mets 13-7


FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 18, 2018) – The Fort Myers Miracle defeated the St. Lucie Mets 13-7 on Wednesday at Hammond Stadium to complete a three-game sweep.

Twins’ No. 3 prospect Alex Kirilloff went 4 for 5 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored. Joe Cronin went 3 for 4 and scored three times. Aaron Whitefield hit a two-run home run.

The Miracle pounded out 15 hits, tied for the most the Mets have given up in a game this season.

The Mets offense had a good night with seven runs on 11 hits. Raphael Gladu went 3 for 4 with a towering two-run homer. Luis Carpio extended his hitting streak to six games with a double.

The Mets trailed 4-0 after the first inning but kept creeping back in the game. They were down 8-5 entering the seventh and had a shot to tie the game or take the lead. Mike Paez hit a RBI single to reload the bases and trim the deficit to 8-6. However, Hector Lujan came out of the bullpen and got a double play and a fly out to hold onto an 8-7 lead.

The Miracle broke the game open with a five runs in the bottom of the eighth. Mark Contreras hit a two-run double and Kirilloff drilled a two-run triple.

Mets starter David Peterson took the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits in three innings. Gary Cornish pitched the next 4.1 innings and surrendered eight runs (six earned).

Lujan pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth to get the win.


Anonymous said...

Sheffield got bombed in the ASG. Peter Alonso hit a bomb in same game for the "V".

Trade with Boston man.

Give them a starter, a second baseman, and a closer. Get back: Beeks, Chavis, and Workman. Mets have no decent sure-thing righty third baseman with power in their near MiLB system. Beeks is a young lefty starter with all upside. And Workman is an intimidating later inning righty reliever who looks like he could lumberjack in the off season.

NYY sniffing Harvey they are saying.

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