September Mourn: B-Mets Drop Finale, 7-0ALTOONA, PA – The Binghamton Mets racked up 11 hits, including four from Amed Rosario, but failed to push a run across in a 7-0 loss to the Altoona Curve on Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Binghamton closed a 2-6 road trip with their ninth shutout loss of the season.
Elvis Escobar put the Curve on top right off the bat. Altoona’s leadoff hitter deposited Joe Shaw’s third pitch of the night beyond the right-field wall for his second homer of the season at Double-A.
Shaw settled down after the long ball and threw five innings in his Double-A debut. Edwin Espinal touched the righty with a sacrifice fly in the third and Jin-De Jhang added another sac fly in the fifth.
The B-Mets failed to provide the newcomer with any offensive support against Curve starter Alex McRae. The visitors’ best change came in the third. Binghamton loaded the bases, but Dominic Smith and Matt Oberste, their four and five hitters in the lineup, flied out to end the threat.
Altoona tacked on four more runs against B-Met relievers Logan Taylor and Luis Mateo. Stetson Allie hit his second homer in as many games and Espinal capped a nine-RBI series with a two-run double.
McRae (8-6) stranded nine runners, including a half-dozen in scoring position, over six scoreless innings to collect the win. The righty scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out three in his second win against the B-Mets.
Shaw (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. He walked three and racked up six strikeouts, including five against the last nine batters he faced.
The B-Mets (62-74) return to the Southern Tier for their final series of the season. Binghamton starts a four-games set against the Erie SeaWolves on Friday at 7:05 PM. 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: The eleven hits were the most the B-Mets have collected in a shutout loss since they had the same number on September 6, 2013 against the Trenton Thunder (Game 3, EDCS)…Amed Rosario collected his first four-hit game as a B-Met and second of the season (June 9, 2016 with St. Lucie)…Binghamton finished the season with a 31-40 road record, including a 4-3 mark at NYSEG Stadium as the road team against the Hartford Yard Goats
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