Panteliodis Solid In Debut, But St. Lucie Still Loses 3-2
Fort Myers 3, St. Lucie 2
The Fort Myers Miracle edged out the St. Lucie Mets on Thursday, on a night where Alex Panteliodis made his FSL debut. Pants was able to provide five effective innings in his season debut and first start off the DL, where he allowed an earned run off just four hits and a walk. His only blemish was allowing a solo home run in the fourth inning, and otherwise, Panteliodis looked pretty much in control during his time on the mound. He rocked an even 5:5 GB/FB ratio.
At the time of his departure, the St. Lucie Mets had alloted him a 2-1 lead, via a Dustin Lawley RBI double in the first and an Aderlin Rodriguez sacrifice fly in the fifth. Fort Myers was able to hold St. Lucie scoreless the rest of the way.
The Miracle would not afford the Mets the same courtesy, however, as they scored a run each in the eighth and ninth innings. Pedro Feliciano handled the sixth inning easily and Randy Fontanez provided a scoreless inning of his own before the trouble began.
An RBI single by Miguel Sano off Fontanez tied the game up in the eighth, and T.J. Chism walked home the game winning run in the ninth…after intentionally walking the previous batter to load the bases. Ouch. Chism is still in the middle of a solid year, as he was handed just his first loss and owns a 1.98 ERA.
Travis Taijeron: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Dustin Lawley: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-for-1, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Gilbert Gomez: 2-for-4
Alex Panteliodis: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 ER, 3 K
Pedro Feliciano: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 ER
Randy Fontanez: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
T.J. Chism: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 ER
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