The Syracuse Mets snapped a two-kid skid and picked up their first win of the six-game series against the Rochester Red Wings with a 6-4 victory on Friday night at Frontier Field.
Connor Grey got the start for Syracuse and allowed two runs over five really strong innings while striking out five. He earned his first win of the season. Jose Rodriguez and Colin Holderman each allowed a run in relief.
Jackson Tetreault got the ball for Rochester surrendered four runs on six hits over 5.1 innings while striking out five. Patrick Murphy allowed two runs in relief while Alberto Baldonado, Carson Teel and Carl Edwards Jr. had scoreless appearances.
The Mets scored the first run of the game in the top half of the third after Nick Meyer grounded into a double play and a run scored. In the bottom half of the inning, Luis Garcia smoked a RBI double to left to tie the game.
Nick Banks gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a RBI single to right.
Syracuse scored three runs in the sixth to regain the lead. Nick Plummer crushed a two-run home run to center and Daniel Palka followed that with a solo shot to right.
The Mets added two more runs in the seventh to extend the lead to 6-2. Plummer launched a sacrifice fly to center and Palka followed that with a RBI single to left.
Joey Meneses made it a three-run game in the eighth with a sacrifice fly to center.
In the ninth, Andrew Stevenson belted a solo home run to right to cap off the scoring.
Wyatt Young collected three hits for Syracuse.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The first game is slated for 1:05 p.m.