Kingsport Times-News: Wild pitching hurts K-Mets in loss to Yankees

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Wild pitching hurts K-Mets in loss to Yankees

From staff reports • Aug 17, 2018 at 2:18 AM

PULASKI, Va. — Kingsport pitching had a hard time finding the strike zone Thursday night and the Mets dropped a 7-2 Appalachian League decision to Pulaski.

The K-Mets outhit the Yankees 6-5 but their hurlers doled out nine walks to accompany seven wild pitches. Pulaski wasn’t exactly honing in either, yielding six bases on balls, plunking two batters and serving up one wild pitch.

Still, the seven pitchers who took the mound combined to record 26 strikeouts, 14 of those courtesy of Kingsport. K-Mets starter Daison Acosta (2-4) struck out eight and Pulaski middle reliever Jonatan Munoz (2-2) fanned six. Acosta and Munoz each worked 3 2/3 innings.

Nelson Gomez belted a two-run home run and Juan De Leon also contributed two RBIs for the Yankees. Kingsport’s Luis Santana was 3 for 4 with a double.

The K-Mets (28-26) stayed 2½ games behind the Elizabethton Twins (29-22) in the race for the West Division title.

The second game of the series with Pulaski at Calfee Park is scheduled for Friday night at 7 p.m.

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