Fisher Cats Sweep B-Mets in TwinbillMANCHESTER, NH – The Binghamton Mets were swept by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in a doubleheader on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Binghamton dropped the opener, 4-3, before letting a four-run lead slip away in a 5-4 nightcap defeat.
GAME ONE – Fisher Cats 4, B-Mets 3
Binghamton was forced to climb out of an early hole as Rafael Montero struggled through the first inning. Christian Lopes reached on an error and scored on a Jon Berti RBI single to begin the scoring. Dwight Smith Jr. later blasted a three-run homer to right to put the Fisher Cats on top, 4-0.
Montero faced ten men in the inning and allowed six straight to reach but stranded the bases loaded and limited the damage to four runs.
The B-Mets began to chip away in the third as Xorge Carrillo led off with a single and later scored on a Derrik Gibson double, cutting the deficit to 4-1.
In the fourth, Amed Rosario led off with a walk and took third on a Dominic Smith single. Rosario scored on a Jayce Boyd single but Carrillo then grounded into an inning-ending double play and the score held at 4-2.
Stefan Sabol brought Binghamton within one with a leadoff line drive homer to left but that was the last baserunner that the B-Mets would have. They went 0-for-9 from that point and dropped game one, 4-3.
Montero (3-2) took the loss with four runs, three earned, allowed on six hits over six innings. He struck out three and held the Fisher Cats to one hit in their final 16 at-bats.
Chris Smith struck out the side in the seventh to earn his 13th save of the season.
Sabol was 1-for-3 with his fifth home run of the season and Gibson went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
GAME TWO – Fisher Cats 5, B-Mets 4 (8 innings)
In the nightcap, David Roseboom inherited a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, but surrendered a game-tying homer to Jorge Saez. The blast forced the game into extras and snapped Roseboom’s 15-game scoreless streak.
Jon Berti led off the eighth with a walk-off homer, sending the Fisher Cats to a come-from-behind victory.
Binghamton had jumped out to a four-run lead. Phillip Evans put the B-Mets on the board with a two-out solo home run to right center in the top of the first.
In the third, Victor Cruzado worked a leadoff walk and Smith later drove him in with a single. Matt Oberste then singled and Jayce Boyd followed with a double to right, scoring Smith to extend the B-Mets lead to 3-0.
The lead grew to 4-0 in the fifth as Evans doubled and Oberste drove him in with a single.
Logan Taylor got the spot start and held the Fisher Cats scoreless over 3.2 innings. He struck out two and allowed only one hit and took a no-decision.
New Hampshire clawed back into contention as Jorge Saez homered off of Paul Paez in the fifth. Jon Berti smacked a one-out triple and scored on a Rowdy Tellez single in the sixth. Later, Emilio Guerrero blasted an RBI triple off the wall in left, cutting Binghamton’s lead to 4-3.
Evans went 3-for-4 with a homer and two doubles and Oberste finished 3-for-3 with three singles, an RBI and a walk.
The B-Mets (56-65) continue their final series against the Fisher Cats on Wednesday at 7:05 PM. RHP Ricky Knapp will make the start for the B-Mets opposite RHP Conner Greene. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:50 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: David Roseboom blew his first save of the season and his first since May 7, 2015 while pitching for Savannah (Low-A)…Roseboom’s last run allowed came against the Fisher Cats on July 8…Binghamton was swept in a doubleheader for the first time since August 25, 2015 (Erie)…Binghamton’s elimination number dropped to 1 with the twin losses
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