The Syracuse Mets split a doubleheader with the Rochester Red Wings on Saturday at Frontier Field. Rochester won the first game, 3-0. Syracuse won the second game, 4-2.
In game one, Washington Nationals top prospect Cade Cavalli tossed 5.1 hitless innings and earned his first win of the season. Jordan Weems recorded the final four outs of the game and picked up the save.
Josh Palacios provided all of the offense for the Red Wings. He smoked an RBI single to left in the first inning and ripped a two-run double to left in the sixth.
Felix Pena got the start for Syracuse and allowed one unearned run over four innings.
Nick Plummer had the only hit for the Mets.
In game two, Logan Verrett allowed three runs over five innings for the Red Wings. Nick Braymer allowed the other run in relief.
Rob Zastryzny got the start for the Mets and allowed a pair of runs over 3.2 innings.
Wyatt Young opened the scoring in the first with a solo home run to right-center to put Syracuse up 1-0.
Travis Blankenhorn extended the lead in the fourth with a two-run home run to right-center.
Rochester scored a pair of runs in the fourth to make it a one-run game. Joey Meneses homered to left-center and Andrew Young smacked a RBI double to right.
Mark Vientos capped off the scoring in the sixth with a RBI double to right.
The two teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon in the final game of a six-game series. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.