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Mets shut out Tortugas 4-0 on July 4th

St. Lucie now 5-2 in last 7 games
July 4, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4 2022) – The St. Lucie Mets shut out the Daytona Tortugas 4-0 on Independence Day at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. It was the first nine-inning shutout for the Mets since they beat Jupiter 1-0 on April 21st. Three pitchers combined to blank the Tortugas. Tony Dibrell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4 2022) – The St. Lucie Mets shut out the Daytona Tortugas 4-0 on Independence Day at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

It was the first nine-inning shutout for the Mets since they beat Jupiter 1-0 on April 21st.

Three pitchers combined to blank the Tortugas. Tony Dibrell made a minor league rehab start and pitched first 1.2 innings. He did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out three.

Jeffrey Colon (1-0) pitched the next 5.1 innings to get the win. He scattered three singles, walked one and struck out a season-high eight hitters.

Trey McLoughlin worked around a leadoff single and walk in the eighth inning. He pitched the final two innings to get his first save.

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning when Justin Guerrera and Jack-Thomas Wold hit back-to-back RBI singles against Daytona starter Chase Petty (0-3).

Fernando Villalobos crushed a two-run homer in the eighth inning to provide insurance and put the Mets up 4-0.

Villalobos and Wold had two hits apiece.

Junior Tilien went 1 for 3 with a double, walk and run.

The Mets improved to 13-2 vs. the Tortugas this season.

The Mets (45-30, 5-5) and Tortugas (32-43, 3-7) are off on Tuesday. The series will resume on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.