Lawrenceville, GA (SYRACUSE METS) – Travis Taijeron hit his 15th home run of the season, but the Syracuse Mets fell to the Gwinnett Stripers, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field.
Gwinnett (41-33) jumped on the board in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Jack Lopez singled. Adam Duvall followed with a home run over the left-center-field wall for a 2-0 Stripers lead.
Syracuse (36-39) responded in the top of the second. With two outs, Taijeron homered to center field, cutting the deficit to one, 2-1.
The Stripers added to their lead in the sixth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Travis Demeritte hit a pinch-hit, two-run single to right field that extended the Gwinnett advantage to there, 4-1.
In the seventh, Gwinnett added its final run. With one out, the Strippers loaded the bases again. Ryan LaMarre then singled, bringing home Lopez from third to make it a 5-1 ballgame.
Syracuse returns home to begin a four-game series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at NBT Bank Stadium on Monday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.