Flying Tigers blank Mets 1-0 again

Molina pitches a gem despite no run support

By St. Lucie Mets | June 11, 2017 4:17 PM ET

LAKELAND, Fla. (June 11, 2017) - The Lakeland Flying Tigers completed a four-game sweep of the St. Lucie Mets with a 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.
 
It was the second time in the series Lakeland won 1-0. The Flying Tigers also did it in the opener on Thursday.
 
The Mets have now lost 1-0 three times in their last 11 games.
 
Lakeland scored the game's only run on a one-out homer by Dustin Frailey in the third inning. Frailey was activated from the disabled list prior to the game.
 
Mets starter Marcos Molina served up the homer but was otherwise dominant. He cruised through 7.2 innings and allowed just three hits. He walked one and struck out a season-high eight hitters while throwing 93 pitches.
 
The Mets have been shut out in three of Molina's five starts. His record dropped to 2-3 despite lowering his ERA to 1.26.
 
Lakeland starter Kyle Dowdy struggled with his command early but he was still able to go 6.1 innings to get the win. He scattered five hits and two walks while fanning five batters.
 
Reliever Fernando Perez bridged the gap to the ninth inning. Gerson Moreno worked around a two-out walk to Dale Burdick to get the save. In the series Moreno recorded two saves and one win.
 
The Mets had a couple of chances to score. They had runners on second and third with two outs in the first inning. Dowdy struck out Wuilmer Becerra to end the threat.
 
In the seventh the Mets had runners on first and second with no outs, but three unproductive outs failed to advance the runners.
 
Leadoff hitter John Mora went 2 for 4. No. 2 hitter J.C. Rodriguez went 3 for 4. The Mets outhit Lakeland 7-3.
 
The Mets have now scored runs in just three of their last 49 innings.
 
The Mets (30-31) will try to ignite their offense when they return to First Data Field on Monday to start a four-game series with the Jupiter Hammerheads. First pitch is 6:30 p.m.

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