Bashlor, Mets Hold off Hammerheads
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.- The St. Lucie Mets escaped with a 3-2 win over the Jupiter Hammerheads on Tuesday at First Data Field.
Closer Tyler Bashlor struck out Angel Reyes to end the game with runners on second and third. Jupiter scored a run in the inning, but Bashlor stuck out three batters to secure his 10th save.
Mets starter Joseph Shaw was electric. He tossed six scoreless innings and scattered four singles. He walked one and tied his season high with eight strikeouts. Shaw stretched his scoreless innings streak to 14.
The Mets scored the first three runs of the game. They got on the board in the third inning. John Mora started the rally by striking out but reaching first base on James Buckelew's wild pitch with two outs. Michael Paez drew a walk to push Mora up to second. Peter Alonso followed with a RBI double to plate Mora for a 1-0 lead.
The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning but didn't score until there were two outs. Tim Tebow patiently worked a bases loaded walk from lefty Miguel Del Pozo to force home Alonso for a 2-0 advantage. Enmanuel Zabala then punched an infield single to bring in Jhoan Urena to make it 3-0 Mets.
The Hammerheads broke through in the seventh when Stone Garrett scored on Mason Davis' grounder to second base. Davis reached safely on an error by Nick Sergakis to reload the bases. The Mets brought in Josh Torres, who induced an inning-ending double play from Reyes to get out of the jam and keep the Mets up 3-1.
Torres also tossed a perfect eighth inning.
No Met had a multi-hit game. Alonso's double was the only extra base hit. Tebow went 0 for 3 with the RBI walk.
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