JUPITER, FL – Tyler Adamczyk pitched six strong innings and Terry Evans hit a three-run homer on the way to a 6-1 victory for the Palm Beach Cardinals on Thursday night at Roger Dean Stadium.
After a relatively quiet first three innings, the Cardinals batted around for the first time this season in the bottom of the 4th, running Mets starter Greg Ramirez (0-1) from the game. Brian Martin led of the frame with a double to right field, followed by a single to left by Matt Dryer. With runners on second and third, center fielder Ty Parker delivered with a solid single up the middle plating Martin.
The big blow to the Mets came next, as right fielder Terry Evans launched a towering home run to left, his first of the season, scoring both Dryer and Parker. After John Santor was hit by a pitch and Matt Pagnozzi went down on strikes, Calvin Hayes continued the rally with an infield single to the left side. Brendan Ryan followed with a line drive single to right. After a Cody Haerther walk, the leadoff hitter in the inning, Martin, singled sharply to center, driving home two.
When it was all said and done, the Cardinals sent 12 men to the plate and scored six times on seven hits in the inning, which was more than enough for starter Tyler Adamczyk (1-1).
Coming off a tough outing last Friday, Adamczyk pitched well on Thursday, allowing only one run and five hits over six innings. Rich Scalamandre came on to pitch a scoreless inning in the 7th, followed by two shut out innings from Scott Schweitzer.
Brian Martin finished 3 for 4 on the night, raising his average to .382 on the season.