PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (August 23, 2018) - The Tampa Tarpons completed a three-game sweep of the St. Lucie Mets with an 8-2 win in the series finale on Thursday at First Data Field.
The Mets took a 2-1 lead in the second inning on a RBI triple from Quinn Brodey and a run-scoring single from Blake Tiberi.
However, the top of the fourth inning fell apart for Mets starter Blake Taylor. Taylor issued back-to-back walks with two outs in the frame to force in the tying run. Then Dom Thompson-Williams cleared the bases with a three-run triple to put the Tarpons up 5-2.
Isiah Gilliam added a RBI double later in the frame.
Taylor was hit around for six runs in 3.2 innings. He gave up five hits and walked six batters.
Tampa starter Albert Abreu managed to go five innings to get the win. He allowed two runs on five hits while walking four.
Tarpons relievers Christian Morris and Braden Bristo combined hold the Mets off the scoreboard over the final four innings.
Jeremy Vasquez went 1 for 2 with a single and two walks.
Brodey was 2 for 4.
Steven Sensley went 3 for 4 for Tampa.
Mets relievers Seth Davis and Carlos Hernandez limited the Tarpons to one earned run over the final 5.1 innings.
The Mets (24-34, 51-74) continue their final home stand of the year on Friday when they welcome the Fort Myers Miracle to First Data Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
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