Tampa 7, St. Lucie 3
Continuing a suspended game from last night, the St. Lucie Mets started the game down a run and never came back, losing to the Tampa Yankees by a final score of 7-3.
Domingo Tapia had the start yesterday, however after pitching one inning, the game was called due to rain and lightning. His day officially ended with the Mets prospect surrendering one run on no hits while walking one. He would take a tough loss in this one, but he technically had a no-hitter going? Yeah…no.
Marcos Camarena came on in relief, or rather to start the suspended game, and had a meltdown in an inning. After allowing five of his six batters to reach base, he was lifted for Estarlin Morel who, after walking in a run, retired the side. In the fourth, Morel was less effective as he served up a two-run bomb to Mason Williams to make it a 6-1 game. Gary Sanchez came up to bat in the seventh against Wanel Vasquez and doubled home the Yankees’ seventh and final run of the ballgame. Not a great day for St. Lucie pitching all around.
The offense wasn’t much too write home about either with the exception of a few moments. Native New Yorker Cam Maron drove home the first St. Lucie run on a two out knock in the fourth. In the top of the sixth, Rylan Sandoval scored from third on a Dustin Lawley RBI groundout. Finally, in the ninth, in a futile attempt at a late inning rally, T.J. Rivera reached on a fielding error with two outs to score Maron and make it 7-3, but that would be all she wrote.
The other game of Wednesday’s double-header and series finale with the Tampa Yankees was postponed.
Rylan Sandoval: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB
Dustin Lawley: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Cam Maron: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R
Travis Taijeron: 2-for-4, 1 2B
Domingo Tapia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
Marcos Camarena: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 1 K
Estarlin Morel: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 ER, 3 K
Wanel Vasquez: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 2 K