The Worcester Red Sox rallied late, but the Syracuse Mets held on and won their third consecutive game with a 10-8 victory on Thursday night at NBT Bank Stadium.
Jose Rodriguez got the start for Syracuse and allowed four runs on four hits over 3.2 innings while striking out four and walking three. The bullpen combined to allow four runs.
The Mets scored five of their 10 runs in the first two innings. Daniel Palka put Syracuse up 1-0 in the first with a RBI groundout. In the second, Quinn Brodey belted a two-run home run over the wall in right-center to make it 3-0. Later in the inning, Palka grounded one through the middle for a two-run single.
Yolmer Sanchez put Worcester on the board in the third with a solo shot to right.
Ryan Fitzgerald lined a three-run home run over the right-field wall in the fourth to cut Syracuse’s lead to 5-4.
Triston Casas homered to center in the top half of the fifth to tie the game at five. In the bottom half of the frame, Palka hammered one over the wall in left-center to put the Mets back on top, 6-5.
Syracuse broke the game open in the sixth after Wyatt Young cleared the bases with a double to left. Palka capped off the inning with a RBI double to right to extend the lead to 10-5.
Worscester made things interesting in the ninth after Christin Stewart smashed a three-run homer over the wall in right-center to make it a two-run game. However, the Mets held on for the victory.
Palka had three of Syracuse’s seven hits.
The Mets will go for their fourth consecutive win on Friday night. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m.