Jupiter, FL (July 9, 2017)- Ben Meyer (2-1, 1.64 ERA) turned in another quality start Sunday afternoon, tossing seven innings giving up one run on two hits, while striking out six in a 2-1 Hammerheads win.
Boo Vazquez extended his hitting streak to 11 games since being called up from Greensboro, going 1-4 with a single in the 8th inning.
The Hammerheads put the pressure on Mets starter Nabil Crismatt early in the first, putting runners on the corners three batters into the game.
Dustin Geiger would single home Miguel Rojas, who's still rehabbing from the Marlins, to give Jupiter a 1-0 lead.
The Mets responded in the third when Wuilmer Becerra scored on a ground out, tying the game at one.
The game would remain tied until the bottom of the seventh. Stone Garrett scored what would be the winning run on Dexter Kjerstad's RBI double down the left field line, giving Jupiter a 2-1 lead. The Hammerheads eventually loaded the bases later in the inning trying to add insurance runs, but couldn't deliver.
Ryan Beckman replaced Meyer in the 8th inning and had his struggles. The Mets loaded the bases with nobody out, and the top of the order coming up.
Beckman would settle down and get some help from his defense, protecting the one run lead.
Cleuluis Rondon made a great play in the hole at shortstop, throwing out Tim Tebow who was attempting to score on a ground ball of the bat off John Mora for the first out of the inning. Next batter Anthony Dimino popped out, bringing up Jhoan Urena.
Kevin Randel went to his bullpen and called on flame-thrower Tyler Kinley to face the Mets number three hitter. Kinley struck out Urena on four pitches ending the threat.
Felipe Gonzalez pitched a perfect ninth, picking up his second save on the season.
The Hammerheads will look to split the four game series tomorrow night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 PM.
RHP Jeff Brigham (2-1, 3.00 ERA) will get the start for Jupiter. He'll be opposed by RHP Justin Dunn (4-5, 4.74 ERA).
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