On Thursday, the Binghamton Mets began a seven game road trip through New England, starting with a four game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. They will then travel to Maine, for a three game set versus the Portland Sea Dogs before returning home.
Last night, Binghamton’s Tyler Pill made his third start of the season, and encountered early trouble. A double, two singles, and an error by third baseman Josh Rodriguez led to a pair of Fisher Cats runs in the third. The Mets got a run back in the top of the fourth. Cesar Puello led off the inning with a triple, and Daniel Muno singled him home to make it a 2-1 game. In the bottom of the frame however, New Hampshire DH Ricardo Nanita clubbed a one out home run off Tyler, turning the game into a 4-1 affair.
Binghamton got their starting pitcher on the winning side of this game with three runs in the sixth inning. Cory Vaughn got things started with a lead-off double. After Allan Dykstra was hit by a pitch, Daniel Muno and Alonzo Harris doubled to give the B’s a 4-3 lead.
Tyler Pill headed to the showers after six innings pitched. He allowed seven hits on the night, and three earned runs, while walking only one and striking out six batters. His ERA however, escalated to a 7.20 mark. Out of the bullpen, a combination of John Church, Chase Huchingson, and Jeffrey Walters kept New Hampshire scoreless over the next three innings. They all chipped in an inning apiece, combining for one strikeout and two hits allowed. Tyler Pill earned his first win of the season against one loss, and Jeffrey Walters recorded his fourth save of the young season.
The win improved the B-Mets record to 8-6, and established a three-way tie for the Eastern League’s Eastern Division lead. Game two versus New Hampshire is scheduled for early this evening. Erik Goeddel is expected to start for Binghamton against Austin Bibens-Dirkx for the Fisher Cats.
4/15 – LHP Shawn Teufel assigned to Binghamton.
4/15 – LHP Adam Kolarek assigned to Las Vegas from Binghamton.
4/15 – RHP Luis Mateo assigned to Binghamton from Port St. Lucie.
4/16 – RHP Jacob deGrom assigned to Binghamton from Port St. Lucie.
4/16 – Luis Mateo 7-day disabled list; right elbow strain.
4/18 – Catcher Juan Centeno assigned to Las Vegas from Binghamton.