The Syracuse Mets erased a five-run deficit to defeat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-6, in 10 innings on Thursday night at NBT Bank Stadium. Syracuse has now won the first three games of this six-game series.
The Mets trailed 6-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, but they put together another comeback. First, they added a run in the seventh on Nick Meyer’s two-out RBI single.
In the eighth, Syracuse plated five runs all with two outs to tie the game. Travis Blankenhorn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before Kramer Robertson worked a bases-loaded walk. Meyer capped off the five-run frame with a two-run ground-rule double.
The game remained tied after nine innings, so the game went to extra innings. In the 10th, Robertson brought home the winning run with a four-pitch bases-loaded walk.
The Mets scored their first run of the game in the first on Mark Vientos’s 12th home run of the season.
Will Toffey, Jorge Bonifacio, Edgar Cabral, and Daniel Robertson all homered for Lehigh Valley.
Veteran starting pitcher Trevor Cahill surrendered five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings for Syracuse. Alex Claudio allowed the only run in relief. Colin Holderman, Jose Rodriguez, Joe Zanghi, and Eric Orze had scoreless outings.
Syracuse will try to secure a series win on Friday night. The first pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m.