B-Mets Blasted By Sea Dogs, 8-1BINGHAMTON, NY- The Portland Sea Dogs homered three times and sailed to an 8-1 win over the Binghamton Mets, Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton dropped the series 3-1 and lost for the fourth time in its past five games.
In the first, Rainy Lara walked Yoan Moncada then surrendered a two-run home run to Andrew Benintendi. Lara struck out two in the inning but Portland snagged a 2-0 lead.
The B-Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of the first as Derrik Gibson walked, Victor Cruzado singled and Phillip Evans walked. Keith Couch then walked Dominic Smith, scoring Gibson, but got out of the inning with no further harm. After one, Portland’s lead was 2-1.
Portland struck back in the third when Moncada singled and Mauricio Dubon followed with a mammoth two-run home run to left. Ryan Court later reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch, pushing the lead to 5-1.
In the fourth, Moncada led off with a triple and Benintendi later snuck a homer around the right field foul pole. The third homer allowed by Lara extended the Sea Dog advantage to 7-1.
Lara (6-8) allowed seven runs, six earned, on six hits over four innings and took the loss. In four appearances against the Sea Dogs he has surrendered 17 earned runs over 14 1/3 innings for a 10.67 ERA.
Portland added one more in the sixth as Moncada doubled and scored on a Benintendi double to make it 8-1. Benintendi went 4-for-5 with five RBI and 12 total bases and Moncada finished a homer shy of the cycle at 3-for-4 with four runs scored.
Couch (7-4) earned the win for Portland with one run allowed on four hits over six innings.
Dominic Smith was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, Matt Oberste went 2-for-3 with a walk and Xorge Carrillo was 2-for-4.
Binghamton will take Monday off before beginning a four-game series with Harrisburg. Monday features a doubleheader with game one is scheduled for 5:35. RHP Tyler Pill will start for the B-Mets against RHP Phillips Valdez for the Senators. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 5:20 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Seven of Portland’s ten hits went for extra bases…L.J. Mazzilli went 0-for-4 and is hitless in his last 22 at-bats, dating back to 7/24 at Portland…The B-Mets were outscored 27-6 over the four-game series, their worst run differential in a single series since they were outscored 30-9 in a four-game sweep against New Hampshire from June 30 to July 3 in 2009.
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