PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (July 4, 2019) - Joe Cavallaro pitched 4.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to lift the St. Lucie Mets to a 4-1 win over the Daytona Tortugas on Independence Day at First Data Field.
Mets starting pitcher Kyle Wilson departed the game in the fifth inning with no outs and runners at the corners. Cavallaro came in and got a pop out and a double play with the bases loaded to keep the Mets up 4-1.
The double play started a string of 10 consecutive batters retired by Cavallaro. It was the second twin killing turned by the Mets to get out of a bases loaded jam. They also turned two in the second inning to remain down just 1-0.
Bruce Yari gave the Tortugas a 1-0 lead with a RBI single in the second inning.
Mitch Ghelfi tied the game with a run-scoring single in the third. He extended his hitting streak to six games.
Jeremy Vasquez followed with a two-run double to put the Mets ahead 3-1.
Blake Tiberi added a RBI sac fly in the fourth for the final run of the game.
Cavallaro was replaced by Marcel Renteria with one out in the ninth. Renteria retired the two batters he faced to pick us his second save.
Wilson only allowed one run in four innings.
Vasquez and Moreno had two hits apiece.
Daytona starter Wennington Romero took the loss. He scattered eight hits and gave up four runs (three earned) in 6.2 innings.
The Mets (10-7, 42-41) and Tortugas (7-10, 42-40) play the second game of their series on Friday. It is Dollar Night at First Data Field with $1 beer (8 oz. cans of Bud and Bud Light), $1 hot dogs, $1 soda and $1 popcorn. Game time is 6:30 p.m.
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