Syracuse Mets fall to Iron Pigs 6-3
Nine. It’s the amount of innings in baseball. It’s also the amount of runs the Syracuse Mets left on base tonight through nine innings.
This would come back to haunt them as they fell to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6-3. Hitting, with or without runners on base has been a struggle for the Mets all year long, and manager Kevin Boles said his players approach to the plate much change going forward
It’s not about mechanics, its about reproach and managing your strike zones. Our guys are improving on that, seen some good signs on it. And our guys understand that, with the way our twelve position players that we have here, eight of them are left-hand hitters. Its not going to be where we are doing matchups and everything else. We are gonna go with our top nine guys and go.
There’s no excuses. We are looking to improve. Guys get off to a rough start, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve seen some signs where we’ve seen improvements. The work there putting in has been terrific. I have no qualms about the work they are putting in. But we do need to pick it up a little bit and our guys will.
It gets frustrating sometimes for the players, you feel bad for them. No one is gonna feel sorry for us. We just gotta keep working and keep grinding.
With the loss, Syracuse falls to 8-16 and is now last place in the International East League Standings. But hey, when your hit rock bottom you only have one place to go and that’s up. There’s only one place to go and that’s straight up. They’ll look to go straight up tomorrow against Lehigh in the second game of this six-game series. First pitch is at 6:35.