Mets Ride Out Montgomery But Fall 4-1 to the Iron Pigs
By Nick Luttrell | @nickluttie
It was just one inning – the third when the Iron Pigs scored all their runs and after the Mets could never really recover as they fell 4-1. Syracuse Manager Kevin Boles gave reasoning to why starting pitcher Mike Montgomery was left in the game during the third inning up until the sixth.
“Ya he’s a guy that, again, we gotta get some length out of our starters here eventually and he’s had to ya know every outing he’s had he’s had one tough inning,” Boles said. “But if you stick with him, let him go, ya know he usually give you some length. And he did that again tonight, it was a nice recovery by his part.”
“But today was a bullpen day for them and we didn’t make the adjustments though.,” Boles said. “Ya know we had 15 strikeouts last night, we had 11 tonight – we need to put the ball in play”
“I mean our bullpen did a nice job and defensively we played pretty well but we’re playing catch up at this point,” Boles said. “So we gotta get the offense going, we gotta take a lead and we gotta hold on to a lead. But offensively we need to be a little bit more competitive at the plate, absolutely.”
With today’s loss, the Mets fall to 9-19 on the season. They’re the only team in the International League to still have a single digit amount of wins this season. Syracuse will finish its series with Lehigh Valley tomorrow afternoon at 1:05.