Mets drop Twins, 6-3

  By Wes Holtsclaw
  star staff
  wholtsclaw@starhq.com
  The Elizabethton Twins were hoping to catch half of a game on the Greeneville Astros Tuesday night, they just couldn't solve Orlando's magic.
  'Betsy fell short of a comeback in a 6-3 loss to the Kingsport Mets at O'Brien Field.
  Elizabethton didn't have anything for Metropolitan ace Orlando Rengel, who picked up his fourth win of the season from the mound. He gave up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.
  "Good hitters have good timing and are able to adjust to a pitcher's timing and spin," Elizabethton manager Ray Smith said. "We had young hitters out there who had a tough time adjusting. He was pretty effective earlier in the season against us. He's their best guy."
  "When they took him out, we finally got something going," he said. "We thought we were in business there, but no dice."
  Kingsport made it tough on Elizabethton from the beginning with a Josh Wyrick single and Russ Triplett double against pitcher Steven Duguay. Seth Pietsch followed through with a two-run double to make it a 2-0 game.
  In the top of the second, the Mets got going again with a single from Bryan Sech, who wound up scoring on an RBI single from Wyrick.
  Elizabethton finally got on the board in the bottom of the second. Jeremy Pickrel doubled and stole third before scoring on a David Winfree single.
  The squad made it a one run game in the bottom of the frame when Trevor Plouffe grabbed his fourth professional homer, going a yard over the left-field wall.
  Kingsport continued to add punishment to a relieving Kevin Culpepper during the next two frames.
  Zech doubled and scored when Mike's little brother, Tom Piazza, grabbed an RBI hit in the fourth inning, while Travis Garcia walked and scored on a Josh Petersen single in the fifth.
  Matthew Fox made his first appearance in three weeks by striking out two in the sixth inning for Elizabethton. But the Mets caught up with him in the seventh when Pietsch advanced on a fielder's choice and scored on a Petersen double.
  Evan Meek took the mound in the eighth for the Twins and threw a blazing 94 mile-per-hour fastball to retire the side.
  The Twins loaded the bases in the next stanza with single from Landon Burt and Plouffe, and a walk to Deacon Burns.
  Both Pickrel and Javier Sanchez sliced fouls that were close to tying the game, but Sanchez got Burt across the plate with a sacrificed grounder.
  Jeff Mousser was the next pitcher to corral some outs for 'Betsy, also shutting down the side after a 3-6 double play from Johnny Woodard to Plouffe.