Meija Strikes Out Six In Rehab Start But St. Lucie Loses 5-4
Bradenton 5, St. Lucie 4
Jenrry Mejia allowed two runs and five hits over three innings with three walks and six strikeouts in his first start on a major league rehab assignment with St. Lucie. Mejia had originally been scheduled to make an earlier rehab start, and he did – where he pitched two innings, but it was rained out so the stats were a wash…no pun intended. Mejia threw 61 pitches, 41 for strikes.
Chism allowed a leadoff single to Benji Gonzalez in the ninth and then served up a double by Gregory Polanco. After an intentional walk to Jose Osuna, Chism struck out Dan Gamache. Garcia followed with a line-drive single to score Gonzalez with the winning run.
The Mets trailed 3-1 entering the eighth inning, but rallied for three runs with two outs. Matt Reynolds drew a four-pitch walk. Dustin Lawley ripped an RBI triple to center and scored the tying run on an errant throw into the dugout by shortstop Alen Hanson. Aderlin Rodriguez launched his seventh homer of the season, a go-ahead solo shot to right-center to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.
Garcia hit a game-tying home run to right off of Mets reliever Chasen Bradford in the eighth.
Jim Fuller allowed one run over three innings in relief and Bradford allowed one run over two innings.
Lawley had two hits and two RBIs, including a solo homer in the sixth.
The Mets will take on the Bradenton Marauders in the second game of the series on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Angel Cuan will make the start for the Mets.
Jenrry Mejia: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 ER, 6 K
Jim Fuller: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 2 K
Chasen Bradford: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 ER, 3 K
T.J. Chism : 0.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
Dustin Lawley: 2-for-4, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R
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