St. Lucie 10, Fort Myers 5
Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs as the Mets defeated the host Fort Myers Miracle 10-5 on Saturday at Hammond Stadium.
The Mets avoided the sweep and were able to salvage the final game of a three-game series.
The Mets answered back as they loaded the bases in the second with no outs. Cam Maron ripped a bases clearing three-run double to center to tie the score.
Rodriguez hit a solo home run to right in the third to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.
Dustin Lawley had a sacrifice fly RBI and Rodriguez added an RBI single in the fifth to extend the Mets lead to 6-3.
Lawley added an RBI double in the seventh to make it 7-3. Travis Taijeron launched his second home run of the season to right in the eighth.
Rodriguez had a two-run double to center in the ninth to help the Mets pull away.
Gsellman made his second start for the Mets and earned his first victory in the Florida State League. Gsellman allowed all three hits in the first inning and tossed five effective innings. He walked three and struck out three. He retired the final seven batters that he faced.
Hamilton Bennett pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Randy Fontanez allowed an unearned run in the eighth while T. J. Chism gave up a run in the ninth. Chism induced a double play to end the game.
The Mets will host the Daytona Cubs on Sunday at Tradition Field at 4:00 p.m. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Domingo Tapia is the scheduled starter for the Mets.
T.J. Rivera: 1-for-4, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Robbie Shields: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 2 R
Dustin Lawley: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Aderlin Rodriguez: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R
Travis Taijeron: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB
Cam Maron: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI
Robert Gsellman: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 HR, 3 BB, 3 ER, 3 K
Hamilton Bennett: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 2 K
Randy Fontanez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K
T.J. Chism: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K