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Bobby Parnell makes shaky rehab appearance for St. Lucie Mets

Bobby Parnell looks on from the mound in

Bobby Parnell looks on from the mound in the ninth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on March 31, 2014. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Rehabbing Mets reliever Bobby Parnell allowed two hits, two walks and a run in 2/3 of an inning, striking out one, with Single-A Advanced St. Lucie on Tuesday.

Parnell threw 11 of his 25 pitches for strikes and reached 93 mph, according to SNY's Robert Brender.

Working his way back from 2014 Tommy John surgery, Parnell started the top of the seventh with St. Lucie leading Jupiter, 1-0. He allowed a leadoff single to Felix Munoz, who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Parnell walked Blake Barber and then gave up an RBI single to Cameron Flynn that tied the score. Chris Hoo walked to load the bases before Parnell struck out Rehiner Cordova swinging. Akeel Morris relieved Parnell and got a groundout to end the inning.

Morris allowed two runs in the eighth as St. Lucie lost, 3-1. Leftfielder Maikis De La Cruz hit a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning and was the only base runner for St. Lucie.

Earlier, the Mets (7-6) won the resumption of a suspended April 20 game against Jupiter, 10-4.

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