Courtesy of RedWingsBaseball.com
A night after hanging 20 runs on the board, the Red Wings offense managed just one in a 5-1 setback to the Syracuse Mets Friday night at NBT Bank Ballpark in Syracuse.
The Wings (65-65) are now five games back of first place Scranton with just 10 games remaining in the regular season. Syracuse has won nine straight games.
Trailing 1-0 in the fourth, Ramon Flores tied the game with his third homer of the season for the Wings.
But, the game wouldn’t stay tied for long. The Mets grabbed the lead back on a two-out, RBI double from Ali Sanchez that was momentarily in the glove of Red Wings centerfielder Ian Miller who ranged far into the left-centerfield gap to try and haul in the catch.
Randy Dobnak suffered just his second loss in a Wings uniform allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings.
The game would remain 2-1 until the Mets tacked on three, two-out insurance runs off Fernando Romero in the eighth inning.
Game two of the three-game series is Saturday night.