Baker’s Dozen Just Sweet Enough, 9-7MANCHESTER, NH – The Binghamton Mets racked up 13 hits and survived a late scare to beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-7, on Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Derrik Gibson compiled a three-hit, three-RBI night to lead the B-Mets to their third straight victory. David Roseboom stranded the potential game-tying run in the ninth to seal the series opener.
After getting the B-Mets on the board with an RBI double in the third, Gibson struck again my threading a run-producing two-bagger down the right-field line in the sixth. The hit was part of a six-hit attack Binghamton used to plate five runs in the sixth. The veteran infielder capped his night at the plate with an RBI infield single in the seventh.
After running out to a seven-run lead, Binghamton almost watched the advantage slip away. Luis Mateo surrendered two runs in the seventh before Logan Taylor was touched for a run. Roseboom inherited the bases loaded from Taylor in the eighth and stranded all three runners.
New Hampshire scored twice in the ninth against Roseboom and put the tying run on base before the southpaw induced Jorge Flores to bounce into a game-ending fielder’s choice.
Binghamton received healthy production from the bottom third of the lineup. LJ Mazzilli, Colton Plaia and Maikis De La Cruz supplied seven hits and scored six times. The trio collected consecutive hits to jumpstart the pivotal sixth-inning rally.
Rainy Lara (5-7) tossed six innings and allowed two runs, both in his final frame, to earn the victory in his first game back from the Disabled List. He surrendered seven hits and struck out three. Roseboom earned his third save in as many chances.
Jeremy Gabryszwski (5-6) allowed two runs on four hits over five innings in the loss, his second straight to the B-Mets.
The B-Mets (39-48) leapfrogged New Hampshire in the standings with the win and continue their three-game visit on Saturday night at 7:05 PM. RHP Mickey Jannis gets the ball against LHP Shane Dawson. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting a 6:50 PM on News Radio 1290 WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Champ Stuart recorded a stolen base, bunt single, run and RBI in his first career Double-A start…Binghamton’s bullpen combined to allow five runs in three innings of relief…at 3:42, it was Binghamton’s longest nine-inning game since July 2013…David Roseboom has stranded all 21 inherited runners this season
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