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K-Mets down Greeneville Reds 4-1

Tanner Cook • Jul 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM

KINGSPORT — After a thriller on Tuesday night at Hunter Wright Stadium, the Kingsport Mets took another game at the expense of the Greeneville Reds 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

Shervyen Newton and Gavin Garay each had two hits on the afternoon while the pitching staff threw a solid game, allowing nine hits.


With a wild game on Tuesday night ending a little past 10 p.m., both teams had a roughly 13-hour rest period before the early 11 a.m. start time on Wednesday.

Much like Tuesday night, both teams got off to good starts in the first two frames.

Kingsport (12-8) got an early edge with two runs in the bottom of the first. Guillermo Granadillo started things off by stealing home while Luis Santana stole second and then advance to third on the bad throw. Mark Vientos got Santana home with a RBI single.

The Reds (6-14) countered in the top half of the second with a Hunter Oliver solo home run to left center field.


In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mets first baseman Gavin Garay crushed a ball to the deepest part of the park in straightaway center that increased the Kingsport lead to 3-1.


Yoel Romero laid down a bunt single in the sixth inning to score Jarred Kelenic from third. Kelenic reached base via a walk and his path home was aided by a Garay single.


Mets starter Jose Butto got his first win of the season in six innings of work, striking out eight. He did not allow a walk and had only one run scored against him.

Dedniel Nunez got his first save of the season by finishing off the game with three inning of relief. He struck out one and allowed just one hit.


Oliver was the only Greeneville player to record multiple hits in the game, finishing 3-for-4 with two singles and the homer.


The Mets and Reds will continue the four-game series on Thursday, with first pitch scheduled for  6:30 p.m.

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