Syracuse, NY (SYRACUSE METS) – The Syracuse Mets came from behind and walked off against the Pawtucket Red Sox, 4-3, on Wednesday night at NBT Bank Stadium. Luis Guillorme collected a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth for the win. It’s the third walk-off victory of the season for the Mets and the second walk-off hit for Guillorme this year.
Syracuse (54-55) trailed, 3-0, going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Danny Espinosa led off the frame with a single, and Guillorme followed with a two-run homer to trim the deficit to one, 3-2. The Mets comeback continued with a one-out Dilson Herrera double. Braxton Lee moved Herrera over to third base on a groundout, and Herrera scored on a wild pitch, tying the game, 3-3.
In the bottom of the ninth, Ali Sanchez led off with a walk for the Mets. Arismendy Alcantara then laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the winning runner over to second before Rymer Liriano replaced Sanchez as a pinch runner. Two batters later, Guillorme ripped the walk-off single into right-center field, scoring Liriano from second base to win the game, 4-3.
Pawtucket (48-60) opened the scoring in the top of the fourth. Chris Owings led off the inning with a double, Chad De La Guerra walked, and Josh Ockimey blasted a ball over the fences for a three-run homer, making it a 3-0 Red Sox lead.
That was one of the few mistakes Syracuse starting pitcher Ervin Santana made on the mound all night. The 36-year-old went seven full innings, giving up just three earned runs on five hits while picking up four strikeouts.
The Mets host the Red Sox on Thursday night at NBT Bank Stadium for the final home game before a ten-day, nine-game road trip that starts Friday. First pitch on Thursday is set for 6:35 p.m.