The K-Mets dropped their first game of the season to the Greeneville Reds 3-1.
OPEN THE FLOODGATES
Danielito Remy, the first batter of the bottom of the opening frame, got on via a fielding error by the first baseman.
Tyler Callihan and Danny Lantigua got on by way of a single and a walk. The Reds scored their first run of the game when Raul Juarez was pegged in the back two pitches later.
After two outs, Garrett Wolforth hit what looked like a routine flyball to the fringe between the infield dirt and outfield grass. Mets second baseman Gregory Guerrero must have lost it in the sun because it bounced in and out of his glove, letting two runs score.
SOLID REDS PITCHING
Orlando Noriega was on the winning end for Greeneville (1-1), tossing five innings and allowing four hits while striking out three.
Dan Serreino was credited with the save, pitching the last 1 ⅔ innings and allowing just two hits. Tyler Garbee, JC Keys and Quentin Sefcik also protected the Reds’ lead.
Kingsport (1-1) had eight hits on the evening to Greeneville’s four, but the K-Mets left 11 runners stranded and were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
FOR THE WINNERS
Remy, Callihan, Lantigua and Mike Spooner each had a hit for the Reds.
Juarez was credited with the RBI on the evening, and Lantigua also had a pair of walks.
FOR THE K-METS
Jaylen Palmer made some noise for Kingsport, pounding out two hits and scoring a run. L.A. Woodard also had a pair of hits.
Kingsport’s run came in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly to left by Scott Ota.
The Mets and Reds will meet on Thursday evening at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.