Mets rally to top Pigs in series opener

Syracuse scores four runs in the last two innings to win

(JJ Horvath)

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | April 29, 2019 11:06 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (16-7) got a solid outing out of Cole Irvin on Monday night, but it wouldn't be enough as the Syracuse Mets won 7-4. The Mets rallied back from a 4-1 deficit.

Adeiny Hecchavarria put Syracuse on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning with an RBI double. Lehigh Valley tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning as Andrew Romine scored on a ground-ball double play. 

Deivy Grullon continued his hot-hitting ways by putting the IronPigs ahead 2-1 against Zach Lee in the bottom of the fourth inning. He hit an RBI single that scored Dylan Cozens. Malquin Canelo extended the lead to 4-1 with a two-run double. 

Dilson Herrera hit a two-run home run off Irvin in the top of the sixth to cut the IronPigs lead to 4-3. Irvin allowed three runs off eight hits in six innings with four strikeouts. 

Yacksel Rios (0-1) and Tom Windle each allowed two runs in the eighth and ninth innings respectively that allowed Syracuse to take the lead and win the game. 

Tyler Bashler (2-1) earned the win for Syracuse while Arquimedes Caminero earned the save for the Mets. 
The IronPigs and Syracuse Mets will play at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Coca-Cola Park. Before the game, 3,000 adults (18 and older) will receive a Matt McBride bobblehead presented by Lutron.

The 2019 IronPigs season is the team's 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via

The 2019 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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