Boyd’s Walk-Off Gives B-Mets Doubleheader SplitBINGHAMTON, NY- The Binghamton Mets dropped game one of a doubleheader with the Harrisburg Senators, 4-2, before walking off winners in extra innings in game two, 3-2, Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium.
Harrisburg started fast in the top of the first. After Tyler Pill got a leadoff groundout, he allowed four consecutive one-out base hits. Neftali Soto smacked an RBI double to the wall in left and Drew Ward scored two with a single to left center, giving the Senators a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom half, Champ Stuart walked and stole second. He later scored on an RBI single by Dominic Smith, cutting the deficit to 3-1.
The Senators extended their advantage in the fifth as Michael Brady helped his own cause with a one-out double. He later scored on a wild pitch from Pill, pushing the score to 4-1.
Binghamton got one back in the bottom half as Xorge Carrillo reached on an error and scored on a Derrik Gibson single. The unearned run made it 4-2 Harrisburg.
Pill (8-10) recorded his third complete game of the season with seven innings but took the loss. He allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Brady (3-5) earned the win with two runs, one earned, over six innings with five strikeouts. Andrew Robinson worked the ninth and converted his fifth save in as many chances.
Victor Cruzado went 2-for-3 and Smith was 1-for-3 with an RBI to pace the offense.
With the game tied at two in the bottom of the tenth inning, Gibson was hit by a pitch to lead it off. Cruzado moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt and later with two outs, the Harrisburg elected to intentionally walk Dominic Smith. Jayce Boyd then shot a grounder up the middle that Khayyan Norfork fielded but tossed wildly to second, allowing Gibson to round third and score the game-winning run.
It was Binghamton’s sixth walk-off of the season and their first since July 19 against Hartford.
The Senators took the lead in the first inning. Rafael Bautista led off with a single and later scored on a single from Jose Marmolejos, giving Harrisburg a 1-0 lead.
Binghamton struck back in the bottom half as Gibson tripled to left-center to lead it off. Cruzado then walked and with runners at first and third, Phillip Evans legged out an infield single, scoring Gibson from third.
Harrisburg tied it in the fifth as Adrian Sanchez yanked a pinch-hit double to left. He took third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on an Andrew Stevenson sacrifice fly, evening the score at two.
Paul Paez (1-0) struck out two in a 1-2-3 tenth inning and earned the win in his Double-A debut. Gibson finished 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
Game three of the four-game set is scheduled for 6:35 PM on Wednesday. RHP Tyler Herron will oppose Harrisburg RHP Phillips Valdez. 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: Tyler Pill has recorded three of Binghamton’s four complete games in 2016, all in seven inning games…L.J. Mazzilli snapped an 0-for-22 stretch with a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning of game one…the B-Mets are now 5-4 in games that go to extra innings.
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