Charlotte 3, St. Lucie 2
Noah Syndergaard hurled six effective innings on Tuesday night, but the St. Lucie bullpen gave up two runs over the final three innings as the Charlotte Stone Crabs topped St. Lucie, 3-2.
In the first, second, fourth, and sixth innings – Syndergaard set the side down in order. He allowed only three hits and the only run that crossed under his watch was due to a passed ball. This was probably the sharpest we have seen Noah Syndergaard look since he joined our organization. The six innings matched a career-high.
Charlotte (8-11) tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning after Kyeong Kang led off with a single scored on a passed ball with no outs. They also added a run in the seventh and a run in the eighth to take a 3-1 lead.
St. Lucie pulled within one after Dustin Lawley launched a solo home run to left field. Alberto Cordero knocked a one-out double to give the Mets a chance. But with two outs and the tying run on third, T.J. Rivera flew out to right field.
Noah Syndergaard: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Estarlin Morel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 ER
Hamilton Bennett: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
Dustin Lawley: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R
Matt Reynolds: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R
Albert Cordero: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 2 Passed Balls