Syracuse Mets No Match for the Hot Bats of the Worcester Red Sox In 9-2 Loss
Caleb Nice: Chilly temperatures and steady wind throughout the game, weren’t enough to cool off the hot bats of the Worcester Red Sox. En route to the 9-2 victory over the Syracuse Mets, the WooSox tied their season-high for hits in a game with fifteen. Designated hitter, Johan Mieses, picked up three hits for the Red Sox including two homers. Syracuse manager, Kevin Boles, says that’ll happen every time if the pitching allows.
Kevin Boles: We worked behind in the count a lot of the time. And then also, we missed down the middle. I mean when you’re throwing pitches center-cut, that lineup is going to do some damage. And so, I thought we didn’t utilize our offspeed early enough, this is a team where you have to go to your mix right away. It’s not just using your fastball and then settle in. They’re gonna ambush you, and that’s what they did tonight.
Caleb Nice: For the Mets, after winning the first four games of the series, they can’t make it five in a row tonight. But that doesn’t take away any of the pride Boles feels for his guys.
Kevin Boles: Because the first two weeks we didn’t play well. And, you know, there was some excuse-making. And we’ve cleaned that up, we’ve gotten rid of that. But we’re definitely proud on how they’re playing, this is their capabilities. And so, you know again, we don’t want to go back to where we were those first two weeks. And I don’t think we ever should. And so, our guys are competitive at the plate, like I said, Wyatt Young has done a terrific job. He’s really set the tone from the leadoff spot in our lineup. And it’s exciting because you know our guys are starting to get more chances up at the plate.
Caleb Nice: With the win, Worcester improves to 10-7 on the season while Syracuse drops to 5-11, placing them in the basement of the International East. The squads will finish out the series right here tomorrow, with first pitch beginning at 1:05.
Reporting from NBT Bank Stadium, Caleb Nice, CitrusTV.