For the second consecutive night, Syracuse took an early lead over Worcester. But unlike Tuesday’s result, the Red Sox ultimately scored enough runs between the fourth and sixth innings to come away with a 6-4 win at NBT Bank Stadium on Wednesday.
Behind a 3-for-5 showing from leadoff hitter Connor Wong, Worcester moved its record back above .500 at 60-59. The No. 9 hitter Cam Cannon also recorded two doubles and scored a run.
On the mound, meanwhile, Connor Seabold improved to 6-1 upon allowing four earned runs, six hits, and striking out four through five innings. Eduard Bazardo (two) and Zack Kelly (one) pitched three innings of scoreless relief, setting up Kaleb Ort for his 16th save of the season.
In a losing effort, opposing starting pitcher Mike Montgomery allowed four runs (two earned), walked four, and struck out four through four innings as the Mets (51-68) dropped the second game of this six-game series.
Following a scoreless top of the first, it didn’t take Syracuse long to get on the board as Daniel Palka (24th) and Travis Blankenhorn (15th) went back-to-back, ensuring the Mets an early 3-0 lead through one inning.
With the Red Sox still trailing entering the fourth, Johan Mieses changed that with a double to left, scoring Nick Plummer, cutting their team’s deficit to two. One inning later, Enmanuel Valdez recorded a run-scoring groundout that plated Wong. Moments later, an uncharacteristic play by the opposition soon allowed Worcester to take a 4-3 lead after five innings.
The Mets weren’t going down without a fight.
Not long after losing an earlier three-run lead, Mark Vientos evened the score with a single to center field, scoring Dominic Smith. But as we’ve seen through this series, no lead is safe.
And that was once again the case, as Christin Stewart connected for a solo home run while Wong followed with a run-scoring double as the Red Sox took the lead for good behind that two-run sixth inning.
Worcester and Syracuse will be back in action on Thursday at 6:35 p.m.