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Syracuse Mets blanked by Jacksonville in series opener

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Syracuse Mets opened a six-game series with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday night at NBT Bank Stadium, and it did not go well for the home team as they were blanked, 4-0.

Syracuse couldn’t generate any offense as they had just three hits, with two of them coming from Mark Vientos. The Mets finished 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left five on base.

One of the bright spots of the night was Thomas Szapucki. The left-hander tossed six innings of one-run ball while allowing five hits and striking out eight.

Adonis Medina struggled in relief as he gave up three runs in the eighth inning. R.J Alvarez recorded three outs in the ninth.

Willians Astudillo and JJ Bleday each hit two-run home runs for Jacksonville, while Jerar Encarnacion drove in the other run with a single.

The Mets will try to bounce back on Wednesday night with right-hander Tim Adleman on the mound. The first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.