Despite recording nine hits as a team, Jupiter only scored one run in Tuesday night's 3-1 loss.
The Hammerheads were just 1-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base, including stranding Micah Brown on third base after a leadoff triple in the seventh, his second of the season.
Riley Mahan had his second consecutive three hit game.
The two newest Hammerheads had great outings, Jose Devers now has an RBI in each of his first two games in Jupiter and in his advanced A debut Tristan Pompey went 2 for 2 with two walks as well.
The Jupiter pitching staff performed well, allowing a total of just five hits but gave up two costly homeruns.
Ryan Lillie started on the mound, he went for six innings and allowed just three hits one of which was a two run homer.
Drew Rucinski entered the game for his second MLB rehab appearance, the righty threw for two score-less innings and allowed just one hit while striking out two batters.
The closer Parker Bugg enter the game for the final inning, the 6'6 pitcher struck out two of the four batters he faced but did allowed the second St. Lucie homerun of the game to make the score 3-1 in the ninth.
The Hammerheads and Mets face off once more for the rubber match at 6:30 on Wednesday night. Tickets and more information can be found at Rogerdeanchevroletstadium.com/tickets-events.
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