Earlier this afternoon, Cesar Puello led Binghamton’s offensive charge, helping the Mets secure the rubber game of their series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by a 7-2 final. The Mets right fielder was 3 for 5 at the plate, with a double and home run, two runs scored, and a pair of runs batted in. Left fielder Darrell Ceciliani was 2 for 5, contributing a triple and three runs batted in.
Jacob deGrom climbed the hill for Binghamton, and gave his mates a quality, if not timely effort, as the Mets now own a full two game lead over second place clubs, the Trenton Thunder and Portland Sea Dogs. Today’s 7-2 victory also gives the B-Mets a 33-24 record - the best mark in the Eastern League.
Jason has had his troubles this season, but on this day, kept his team ahead of the Eastern Division pack. He completed 5.1 innings, allowed two earned runs, one on a home run, and four hits overall. He walked three and struck out six before being relieved. The bullpen did their usual stellar job to preserve deGrom’s second victory of the season. Adam Kolarek, Jack Leathersich, and Jeff Walters combined on 3.1 scoreless innings, allowed two hits, no walks and struck out three.
After forty-six games, Cesar Puello is now batting .302 in 169 trips to the plate. At 6’2″ and 195 pounds, he is a well sized outfielder. With nine doubles, two triples and eight home runs, he is currently slugging .531 this season, and owns a .382 on-base percentage. Cesar leads the team with both thirty-three runs batted in, and fifteen stolen bases.
The Eastern League will take a day off on Monday, then Binghamton will host a three game showdown beginning Tuesday, against New York Yankees affiliate, the Trenton Thunder.