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Tarpons beat Mets, rally to spilt six-game series

Ramirez goes 3 for 5 in finale
May 22, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. (May 22, 2022) – The Tampa Tarpons won the conclusion of Saturday’s suspended game 5-0 then beat the St. Lucie Mets 6-2 later on Sunday in the series finale to earn a 3-3 split. The suspended game picked up in the seventh inning with Tampa leading 4-0. Two

TAMPA, Fla. (May 22, 2022) – The Tampa Tarpons won the conclusion of Saturday’s suspended game 5-0 then beat the St. Lucie Mets 6-2 later on Sunday in the series finale to earn a 3-3 split.

The suspended game picked up in the seventh inning with Tampa leading 4-0. Two Tarpons pitchers combined to retire nine of the 10 Mets batters to close out the contest.

In the finale, the Tarpons crushed three home runs to pull away for the win. Connor Cannon hit a game-tying solo homer off Joshua Cornielly in the fifth inning. Later in the inning Jasson Dominguez crushed a go-ahead two-run homer to make it 3-1 Tarpons.

Marcos Cabrera added another two-run homer in the eighth inning to extend the lead to 6-1.

Alex Ramirez went 3 for 5 with a run and a RBI in the loss.

Mike Vasil served as the opener and he pitched a scoreless first inning with two strikeouts. Christian Scott followed with three scoreless innings and six strikeouts.

Tampa starter Josue Panacual threw a wild pitch to let in a run in the first inning but was effective afterwards. He limited the Mets to one run on six hits over 6.0 innings to get the win.

After winning the first three games of the series, the Mets had to settle for the series split with three straight losses.

The Mets (26-13) are off on Monday. They continue their road trip on Tuesday when they start a six-game series at the Dunedin Blue Jays. First pitch Tuesday is 6:30 p.m.