Pigs fall to Mets 2-1

De Los Santos retired the final 13 batters of his outing

Nick Vincent tossed a pair of shutout innings Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park. (Cheryl Pursell)

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 21, 2019 10:45 PM

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (60-67) starting pitcher Enyel De Los Santos pitched well on Wednesday night against the Syracuse Mets (67-61). It wouldn't be enough as the IronPigs lost 2-1 to the Mets.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead against De Los Santos in the top of the first inning as Arismendy Alcantara stole home with one out. The right-hander would settle in as he retired the final 13 batters, he faced to pitch six quality innings.

The IronPigs tied the game at 1-1 against Drew Gagnon in the bottom of the fifth inning as Maikel Franco hit an RBI double to score Phil Gosselin. Gagnon pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed one run (unearned) off six hits and two walks with one strikeout.

The Mets took the lead against Tyler Gilbert (1-4) in the top of the seventh inning as Travis Taijeron hit a pinch-hit RBI single to score Sam Haggerty.

Nick Vincent pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the IronPigs. Syracuse's Tyler Bashler pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season. Daniel Zamora (2-1) earned the win by pitching 1 1/3 innings in relief of Gagnon.

The IronPigs and Mets wrap up their series on Thursday evening at Coca-Cola Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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 Facebook.com/LHVIronPigs.

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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