The Syracuse Mets dropped their third straight game to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Thursday night at Coca-Cola Park with a 7-6 loss in 10 innings.
Michael Perez launched his first home run of the season over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth inning to extend the Mets’ lead to 5-3, and it looked as if they were about to snap their skid. However, Lehigh Valley answered in the bottom of the frame with a pair of runs to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
In the top of the 10th, Nick Plummer put Syracuse back on top with a run-scoring single, but once again, the IronPigs answered. Lehigh Valley scored two runs to secure the walk-off win. The winning run scored on a bases-loaded walk.
Before the final two innings, Gosuke Katoh and Travis Blankenhorn each collected an RBI, and Plummer drove in two runs and finished with a three-RBI night.
Nate Fisher started for Syracuse and allowed three runs (two earned) over four innings. Bryce Montes de Oca surrendered the game-tying in the ninth, and Phillip Diehl walked in the winning run in the 10th.
The Mets will try to bounce back on Friday at 7:05 p.m.