Syracuse Mets Take the Series Finale Over the Worcester Red Sox 4-2
It was a warm, sunny day here at NBT Bank Stadium and the Syracuse Mets took advantage, defeating the Worcester Red Sox 4-2 in the series finale. The Mets didn’t get off to the hottest start as they made three errors in the first couple innings, but manager Kevin Boles said it was starting pitcher Mike Montgomery who kept them in the game mentally.
“Mike Montgomery did it. He’s the guy who pitched. He limited the damage. His mound presence, this guy has done a lot in the major leagues and we’re looking forward to getting him back there someday. But the way he was able to limit the damage, didn’t show any frustration, in fact he picked guys up with his body language and he was the reason that kept us in the game.”
Montgomery’s efforts paid off. In the 8th inning, center fielder Nick Plummer came up with guys on 1st and 3rd and cranked a go-ahead 3-run homerun to put the Mets up 4-2 for good. After the game, the center fielder explained what was going through his head during that crucial at-bat.
“Just looking for a good pitch to hit, these guys came in throwing me a lot inside this series, so overall just looking to get on the best fastball and put a good swing on it and I was able to get the head on a fastball middle in.”
With the win the Mets have now won 5 out their last 6 games, improving their record to 6-11 on the season. Syracuse looks to keep it going in Rochester against the Red Wings on Tuesday, first pitch is scheduled for 6:05.