PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (August 28, 2017) - The St. Lucie Mets scored all of their runs on two-out hits and came back from a first inning deficit to defeat the Fort Myers Miracle 3-2 on Monday at First Data Field.
Jacob Zanon's two-out, two-run double in the fifth inning turned a one-run deficit into a 3-2 lead for the Mets. Tim Tebow started the inning with a double and J.C. Rodriguez worked a two-out walk. Both players scored when Zanon's extra base hit went over the right fielder.
Stephen Nogosek stranded the tying run at third base in the seventh inning and pitched a perfect eighth to preserve the lead.
Alex Palsha worked around a two-out single in the top of the ninth to collect his fifth save.
Mets starter Yeizo Campos joined the team from the Gulf Coast League. He surrendered a two-run homer to Brent Rooker in the first inning but was lights out after that.
Campos only allowed two singles one walk from innings two-six. Campos' final line was six innings, four hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts. He earned his first FSL victory.
The Mets didn't get a base runner until Nick Sergakis hit a single with one out in the fourth inning. Sergakis scored on a two-out single from Wuilmer Becerra to cut the Miracle lead to 2-1.
Tebow and Zanon both went 2 for 4. Zanon's second hit was also a double.
Lachlan Wells took the loss for Fort Myers. He allowed all three runs in four innings of relief.
Rooker's homer was his 11th in 37 FSL games.
The Mets (60-72, 27-37) and Miracle (72-57, 39-22) continue their series on Tuesday at First Data Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
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