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Syracuse Mets’ ninth-inning comeback falls short in loss to Charlotte

The Syracuse Mets were unable to bounce back from Friday’s loss as they fell just short to the Charlotte Knights, 4-3, on Saturday night at Truist Field.

Syracuse led 2-0 after four innings, but Charlotte plated a pair of runs in the fifth to tie the game. The Knights then grabbed the lead in the seventh and added another one in the eighth to extend their lead to 4-2. The Mets made some noise in the ninth and made it a one-run game, but Charlotte escaped with the victory.

Jose Rodriguez started for Syracuse and allowed two unearned runs on two hits over five innings while walking three. Trey Cobb followed Rodriguez in relief and allowed a pair of runs over three frames.

The Mets offense was led by Mark Vientos, who crushed his 22nd home run of the season and drove in another run with an RBI double. Travis Jankowski notched an RBI single. Seven of the nine players in the starting lineup recorded a hit.

Syracuse will go for the six-game split on Sunday at 5:05 p.m.