The Syracuse Mets four-game win streak came to an end on Saturday night with a 9-2 loss to the Worcester Red Sox at NBT Bank Stadium.
Worcester jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they cruised past Syracuse.
The Mets pitching really struggled in this one. Right-hander Felix Pena got the start and allowed four runs on seven hits over three innings while striking out four. The bullpen wasn’t any better as Andrew Mitchell and Jake Reed each allowed a pair of runs. Stephen Nogosek and Justin Dillon had scoreless appearances.
The Red Sox scored four of their nine runs in the first two innings. Franchy Cordero and Ryan Fitzerald smoked back-to-back RBI doubles in the first to make it 2-0. In the second, Yolmer Sanchez launched a sacrifice fly to center and Triston Casas lined a RBI single to center.
Worcester extended its lead to 5-0 in the fourth after Sanchez grounded one through the left side for a RBI single.
In the top half of the fifth, Johan Mieses drilled a solo home run over the wall in center to add to the lead. In the bottom of the frame, Khalil Lee put Syracuse on the board with a RBI single to center. One batter later, Nick Meyer grounded one through the middle for a RBI single to cut Worcester’s lead to four.
Cordero picked up his second and third RBI of the game with a two-run single to center in the sixth to put the Red Sox back up by six.
Mieses capped off the scoring in the seventh with his second home run of the game.
Wyatt Young and Carlos Cortes each had two-hit games for the Mets.
Syracuse will try to take five of six from Worcester on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.