B-Mets Blasted in Series Finale, 11-4BINGHAMTON, NY- The Binghamton Mets allowed 11 runs on 17 hits as they were dropped by the Hartford Yard Goats, 11-4, Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton finished the season series against the Yard Goats with a 10-7 record.
Jan Vazquez led off the Hartford second by being hit by a pitch and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Wilson Soriano singled to center, scoring Vazquez to make it 1-0.
The Yard Goats struck for two more in the third on a two-out rally. Vazquez began it with a double to center and then scored on a Correlle Prime double. Zach Jemiola then helped his own cause with a ground ball single up the middle, scoring Prime to extend the Hartford lead to 3-0.
Kevin McGowan got the start and exited after three innings with three runs allowed. McGowan (4-1) walked two, surrendered six hits and was tagged with the loss.
Hartford poured it on in the fifth. Dillon Thomas led off with a double and scored on a passed ball. Vazquez later tallied an RBI single and scored when Soriano smoked a two-run double to right. Noel Cuevas followed with a triple of his own, scoring Soriano. Ryan McMahon capped the inning with a double to left center, pushing the lead to 9-0.
The Yard Goats sent 11 men to the plate in the inning and scored six runs on seven hits. It equaled a season-high for the B-Mets in hits and runs allowed in an inning.
Hartford got two more in the eighth when Ashley Greater drove in a pair with a single to make it 11-0.
The B-Mets tallied all four of their runs in the eighth. They loaded the bases with nobody out before Austin House issued back-to-back bases loaded walks to Dominic Smith and Victor Cruzado. Derrik Gibson later bounced a grounder to the left side of the infield that House fielded and threw wildly to first. Gibson’s single drove in one and the throwing error brought in another, cutting the deficit to 11-4.
Champ Stuart was 1-for-3 with a run scored, Gibson went 1-for-1 with an RBI after entering in a double switch and Smith was 0-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored.
Binghamton now hits the road for an eight-game trip, beginning with four in Bowie. RHP Tyler Herron starts game one against LHP John Means for the Baysox. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:20 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: 11 runs were the most allowed by Binghamton since an 11-3 loss to Portland on July 29…Paul Paez allowed six runs on seven hits, matching Tim Peterson’s May 25 outing against Richmond for the most hits and runs allowed by a B-Met reliever.
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