The first Fireworks Friday of the season saw the Mets showcase some offensive fireworks of their own in a 7-2 victory over the Elizabethton Twins in front of a great crowd at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Gregory Guerrero got the action started with a solo blast in the bottom of the second, for his second homer in as many games. Guerrero's homer gave the Mets a 1-0 lead.
Following a Tyler Webb RBI-single that tied things at one apiece, Jaylen Palmer hit a two-run homer to left, his second in as many games, to give the Mets a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Guerrero, Wilfred Astudillo, and Andres Regnault would add insurance with RBI-singles in the middle and late innings, whild KMet pitchers kept the Twins' bats at bay.
Ramon Guzman started for the KMets in his Kingsport debut and pitched effectively, giving up just one unearned run while striking out six. However, the strikeouts rose his pitch count, forcing him to exit after 3+ innings.
Jefferson Escorcha (1-0) picked up the win in relief of Guzmán, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings.
Corey Gaconi earned a hold in his first day with the Mets, throwing two innings, before Reyson Santos picked up the save by throwing the final 1.2 innings.
The KMets and Twins will play game two of the series tomorrow at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Tomorrow's game will be the first Super Giveaway Saturday of the season. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as the first 300 fans will go home with a New York Mets, Todd Frazier BP Pullover. First pitch is set for 6:30 and the gates open at 5:30.
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