B-Mets Out-Dueled by SeaWolves, 2-0BINGHAMTON, NY- The Binghamton Mets were shut out for the second consecutive game as they were blanked by the Erie SeaWolves, 2-0, Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton loaded the bases in the ninth but stranded all three men.
The B-Mets were shut out in back-to-back games for the first time since July, 2006.
The game remained scoreless until the fifth, when Christin Stewart launched a leadoff homer to right. It would be the only run allowed by B-Mets starter Nabil Crismatt and it gave Erie a 1-0 lead.
Crismatt (0-1) was strong in his Double-A debut. He struck out seven and allowed one run on five hits over six innings, but was tagged with the tough-luck loss.
Erie added to its advantage in the seventh. Dominic Ficociello led off with a single and took second on an Austin Green single. Kody Eaves then singled to right, scoring Ficociello to extend the SeaWolves lead to 2-0.
Tyler Alexander (2-1) earned the win for Erie with six shutout innings. He walked three, struck out five and retired the last ten men he faced.
Victor Cruzado walked, Boyd doubled and Raywilly Gomez walked to load the bases with two outs in the ninth inning but Maikis De La Cruz grounded out to short, ending the ballgame.
Boyd went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double and Gomez was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Game two of the four-game series is scheduled for 7:05 PM on Saturday. RHP Rafael Montero will start for Binghamton against RHP Thad Weber for the SeaWolves. 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 B-Mets have now been held scoreless in their last 22 innings dating back to Wednesday against Altoona…Jayce Boyd has recorded multiple hits in back-to-back games…Phillip Evans need 12 plate appearances over the final four games to qualify for the league leaderboard. His .329 batting average is second to Portland’s Aneury Tavarez (.334).
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