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Double Dipping: SWB sweeps doubleheader with Mets

RailRiders win 3-0 and 6-4, notching third straight win heading into play on Saturday
Jhony Brito worked six and a third scoreless for his first Triple-A win with five strikeouts. (Cheryl Pursell)
June 10, 2022

SYRACUSE, NY (June 10, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders swept a doubleheader with the Syracuse Mets on Friday, winning 3-0 and 6-4 at NBT Bank Stadium. Jhony Brito and Greg Weissert combined to blank the Mets in game one and all nine batters in the lineup had at least one

SYRACUSE, NY (June 10, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders swept a doubleheader with the Syracuse Mets on Friday, winning 3-0 and 6-4 at NBT Bank Stadium. Jhony Brito and Greg Weissert combined to blank the Mets in game one and all nine batters in the lineup had at least one hit in game two.

In the first game of the day, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Syracuse matched zeros over the first four innings. The RailRiders would get all the offense they needed in the top of the fifth. Ender Inciarte led off with a single and advanced to second on a groundout. Armando Alvarez singled to right, driving in Inciarte. With runners on first and second with two outs, Greg Bird doubled to right-center, clearing the bases and pushing the lead to 3-0.

Brito (1-0) worked 6.1 shutout innings, allowing four hits while striking out five and walking one. Weissert inherited a pair of runners from Brito in the bottom of the seventh but struck out Nick Meyer and Daniel Johnson to seal the win with his fifth save of the season.

Trey Cobb (2-1) allowed all three runs for Syracuse and took the loss.

The RailRiders jumped on Jose Rodriguez in the first inning of game two. Estevan Floral singled and scored on a double by Tim Locastro, who then scored on a double from Derek Dietrich. Jose Peraza drilled a 2-0 offering from Rodriguez over the left field wall to double the advantage to 4-0. It was Peraza’s third of the year and gives him a team-high 24 runs batted in.

Ronald Guzman led off the third with a solo blast to left. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added a run on a sac fly in the top of the sixth to build a 6-0 lead.

Syracuse made a late run in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings. Daniel Palka hit a two-run homer in the sixth to break-up the shutout in the nightcap. Travis Blankenhorn singled in two in the bottom of the seventh.

Vinny Nittoli allowed one hit over three innings but did not factor in the decision. Zach Greene (5-0) followed with two shutout frames for the win. David McKay recorded the final two outs with the tying run on the bases for his first save of the season.

Rodriguez (1-3) allowed the first five runs and suffered the defeat.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Syracuse continue their series on Saturday evening. Ken Waldichuk gets the ball for the RailRiders while the Mets counter with Connor Grey. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre returns to PNC Field on Tuesday, June 14, for a six-game set against the Rochester Red Wings. Tickets and promotional details for the upcoming homestand are available at www.swbrailriders.com.