The Syracuse Mets pitching struggled yet again as they fell to the Columbus Clippers, 10-1, on Saturday evening at Huntington Park.
Felix Pena got the start for the Mets and allowed four runs on four hits over two innings. Trey Cobb was the first one out of the bullpen and he allowed five runs (four earned). R.J. Alvarez also allowed a run while Eric Orze tossed two shutout innings.
Columbus scored five of their 10 runs in the first three innings. Gabriel Arias and Alex Call each homered in the first to put the Clippers up 3-0. In the second, Richie Palacios made it 4-0 with a RBI double. Mitchell Tolman launched a sacrifice fly in the third. Ike Freeman homered to left-center in the fourth. Columbus added four more runs in the fifth. Palacios worked a bases-loaded walk and Arias cleared the bases with a double.
Khalil Lee drove in Syracuse’s only run of the game with a RBI double to center in the sixth.
Carlos Rincon had two of the Mets five hits.
Syracuse will try to avoid the six-game sweep on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.