The Syracuse Mets took the first game of the Thursday doubleheader at PNC Park from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 4-1, before falling in the nightcap, 3-2, in 10 innings.
GAME 1 RECAP:
Syracuse fell behind 1-0 before scoring four unanswered runs to secure the victory.
Daniel Palka tied the game in the fourth with an RBI double. In the fifth, Dominic Smith singled home a run to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Syracuse added to the lead in the sixth on pair of RBI singles from Gosuke Katoh and Michael Perez.
Harol González started on the mound for the Mets and surrendered a run on three hits over 4 1/3 innings. Sam Clay picked up the win in relief after tossing 1 2/3 shutout innings. Bryce Montes de Oca closed it out and picked up his eighth save of the season.
GAME 2 RECAP:
The Mets struck first in the nightcap as Dominic Smith smoked an RBI single in the top of the third to make it 1-0. However, the lead did not last long as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre quickly tied it in the bottom of the frame on Chad Bell’s solo shot.
After nobody scored in the seventh, the game went into extra innings. In the top of the eighth, Khalil Lee put Syracuse back on top with an RBI double. Once again, though, the lead did not last as the RailRiders knotted the game in the bottom of the inning on Ronald Guzman’s groundout.
Finally, in the 10th, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre secured the win on Ryan LaMarre’s walk-off sacrifice fly.
The week-long series will continue on Friday at 6:35 p.m.
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