Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Princeton Rays shut-out by Kingsport Mets 7-0

Princeton RaysThe Game: The Princeton Rays were shut-out at the hands of the Kingsport Mets 7-0 at Monday night at Hunter Wright Stadium. The Mets scored first in the bottom of the first inning. Alonzo Harris singled to center followed by a single by Darrell Ceciliani. Then Richard Lucas drew a walk to load the bases for the Mets. Jeff Flagg drove home the first run of the inning. Ronald Harris followed with a single to center. Then Cesar Puello doubled to drive in two runs and give the Mets a 3-0 lead and they never looked back.

Kingsport added four more runs in the sixth. Jeff Flagg led off the inning with a single followed by a single by Ronald Harris. Cesar Puello followed with an RBI double to score Flagg and move Harris to third. Then Pedro Zapata drove home two runs with an RBI double to score Harris and Puello. Zapata later scored on a sac fly by Luis Nieves to give the Mets the 7-0 margin of victory.

What Went Right: Matt Stabelfeld; 2 shut-out innings in relief, only pitcher not to surrender a run of the Rays and also recorded a strikeout.

What Went Wrong: Offensive Production; only managed 4 hits while being shut-out, 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position and stranded 5 runners on base.

A Look Ahead: The Rays and Mets conclude the series at Hunter Wright Stadium on Tuesday. Wilking Rodriguez (1-4) is scheduled to pitch against Yohan Almonte (2-1).

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