B-Mets Blanked by Portland, 7-0BINGHAMTON, NY- The Portland Sea Dogs struck early and often and shut out the Binghamton Mets, 7-0, Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton managed only five hits and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Aneury Tavarez and Mauricio Dubon each singled to lead off the game in the top of the first. Nate Freiman later doubled, scoring Tavarez and Dubon, and scored on a Cody Decker groundout, giving Portland a 3-0 lead.
The Sea Dogs added to their advantage in the third as Andrew Benintendi singled and stole second. He then scored when Freiman ripped another double in the ensuing at bat. In the fifth, Benintendi singled and took third on a Freiman single. He then scored on a wild pitch from Tyler Pill, pushing the Portland advantage to 5-0.
Pill (8-9) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings and lost for the first time in his last six starts. Jalen Beeks (2-2) let up only two hits over five shutout innings and earned the win.
Portland added two more in the sixth on a Cole Sturgeon single and a Tavarez double to make it 7-0.
Jayce Boyd went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. L.J. Mazzilli went 0-for-1 but walked three times.
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POSTGAME NOTES: Phillip Evans went 0-for-4, going hitless for the third time in his last 18 games…Binghamton fell to Portland at home for the first time since July 6, 2015…The B-Mets are 4-for-38 with runners in scoring position in their last five games.
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