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RailRiders Fall to Mets For First Loss of Season

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The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell in extra innings to the Syracuse Mets for their first loss of the season. After tying the game in the ninth on an Oswald Peraza single, the Mets took advantage of a miscue to win the game.

For Syracuse, Travis Blankenhorn launched a solo home run to the right field deck for a 1-0 lead. A sacrifice fly in the second doubled up the lead for the Mets. RailRiders starter Luis Gil looked solid through 3.2 innings. He struck out five of the final six batters he faced.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s offense was quiet until the fourth. Tim Locastro drove home Miguel Andújar with a single. Greg Bird was driven home by the next batter Jose Peraza to tie the game.

The Mets then took the advantage again when Nick Meyer singled, stole two bases and scored the run with two outs in the inning for a 3-2 Mets lead.

With one out in the ninth, Jose Peraza lifted a ball into shallow right field that was mishandled by Blankenhorn, allowing him to reach second base. Down to their final out in the game, Oswald Peraza fought off a tough pitch on his hands to find the right field grass, scoring Jose Peraza to tie the game at three.

Syracuse walked off the ball game in the home half of the tenth. With two outs and Quinn Brodey as the ghost runner standing at third, a fly ball to left was mishandled by Ryan LaMarre as the Mets found their first victory of the young season by a 4-3 final.