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Jacob deGrom struggles as Syracuse Mets fall to Omaha

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Syracuse Mets (42-53) fell to the Omaha Storm Chasers (48-46), 10-4, on Wednesday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium. Omaha has now won the first two games of the six-game series.

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom made his second rehab start with Syracuse and surrendered four runs on two hits over four innings while walking three and striking out six.

The Storm Chasers opened the scoring in the top of the second inning and grabbed a 4-0 lead. Brewer Hicklen put them on the board with a solo home run. Later in the inning, Drew Waters launched a three-run home run over the left-field wall.

Omaha extended their lead in the top of the seventh as a run scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-0. Mark Viento’s put the Mets on the board in the bottom of the frame as he worked a bases-loaded walk.

Syracuse plated their second run of the game in the bottom of the eighth as Terrance Gore grounded one through the right side for an RBI single to cut Omaha’s lead to 5-2.

The Storm Chasers broke the game open in the top of the ninth with five runs to increase the lead to 10-2. Jose Brinceno started the big inning with a run-scoring single. One batter later, Nate Eaton cleared the bases with a triple. Hicklen capped off the inning with an RBI single. Syracuse added a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning as Mark Viento’s smacked his team-leading 18th home run of the season but it wasn’t enough as Omaha secured the 10-4 victory.

The Mets finished 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base.

Trevor May made a rehab appearance with Syracuse and allowed a run over an inning of work. Sam Clay had a very rough outing as he gave up five runs over 1 2/3 innings. Trey Cobb and Joe Zanghi had scoreless appearances.

The Mets will try to snap their skid on Thursday with left-hander Nate Fisher on the mound. The first pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m.