Kingsport's Oswald Caraballo dodges a pitch during the first inning of Friday night's Appy League game in Elizabethton as Twins catcher Jorge Fernandez grounds the ball. (Jeff Birchfield photo)
ELIZABETHTON — Kingsport pitchers Yoryi Nuez and Martires Arias combined on a four-hit shutout and the Mets' offense accounted for 19 hits in a 12-0 Appalachian League victory over Elizabethton on Friday night at Joe O'Brien Field.
Nuez, a 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic, was credited with the victory after giving up two hits over the first five innings. His countryman Arias, a lanky 6-foot-7 right-hander, followed up by giving up two hits and no walks over the next four.
"It was great to see Yoryi making adjustments," Kingsport manager Jose Leger said. "He struggled with command a little bit, but with runners on base, he was able to make adjustments with a good fastball and change-up."
That was apparent to the Twins (14-8), who were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
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