The Game: The Princeton Rays fell to the Kingsport Mets 5-2 on Tuesday. The Rays scored in the first inning. Brian Bryles reached on a force out and then advanced to second on a throwing error. Ryan Wiegand followed with an RBI single to center that score Bryles and gave Princeton a 1-0 lead.
Kingsport made the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth inning. John Freeman led off the inning with a solo home run. Luis Nieves then reached on an error and later advanced to third on another error. Alonzo Harris followed with ground ball to short that was misplayed, allowing Nieves to score and Harris safe at first. Joseph Bonfe later drove in a run with a single to center that scored Harris and gave Kingsport a 3-1 lead.
Kingsport added some insurance to their lead in the eighth inning. Richard Lucas delivered a one out single to put a runner on base. Then Jeff Flagg cleared the bases with a two run home run to give the Mets a 5-1 lead.
The Ray pushed across another run in the top of the ninth. Jason Patton singled to center to lead off the inning, then advanced to second on a stolen base. Patton moved to third on a ground out by Daniel Rhault and later scored on an RBI single by Kyle Spraker. But the Rays could not produce any more runs and they fell to the Met 5-2.
Wilking Rodriguez pitched 5 no hit innings with 4 strikeouts and a walk. Jairo De La Rosa was charged with the loss, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits while striking out 2. Julio Bello was the winning pitcher for Kingsport.
What Went Right: Wilking Rodriguez; 5 innings of no-hit baseball before giving way to the bullpen.
What Went Wrong: Error; 4 errors on the night resulting in 2 runs.
A Look Ahead: The Rays are off on Wednesday and then return home to kick of a series against the Bristol Sox (20-33).