9/4 Thursday – Game Two Recap:
Portland Sea Dogs starting pitcher, Justin Haley, was the star of Game Two. Haley silenced the Binghamton Mets over his 6 innings of work, in which he allowed 5 scattered hits, one walk, and fanned 8 batters before departing with his team staked to a 7-0 lead.
However, only 3 of Portland’s 7 runs were earned. After first baseman Stefan Welch led-off the 2nd with a home run off Binghamton starter Greg Peavey, shortstop Wilfredo Tovar‘s error with 2-outs paved the way for 4 more (unearned) runs to score.
Leading-off the top of the 3rd, Stefan Welch connected on his second home run of the game off Peavey to give Portland a 6-0 lead.
The series is now tied at one.
- Greg Peavey suffered the loss after just 2 innings pitched. He allowed 6 runs/2 earned on 8 hits and one walk. He surrendered 3 home runs and fanned a pair.
- The BMets were limited to 8 hits, and were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
9/5 Friday, 6:00pm (EST) – Game Three
Eastern League Playoffs:
9/3 – Game One: Richmond Flying Squirrels 3; AKRON RUBBER DUCKS 2
9/4 – Game Two: Richmond Flying Squirrels 1; AKRON RUBBER DUCKS 5
9/5 – Game Three: Series shifts to Richmond tied 1-1.
9/3 Wednesday – Game One Recap:
After falling behind 5-1 in the top of the 6th, the Binghamton Mets stormed back with 7 unanswered runs to overtake the Portland Sea Dogs, and capture Game One of the Eastern League playoffs by an 8-5 final.
The visiting Sea Dogs stormed ahead with a run in the 4th and 4 runs in the 6th all off Binghamton starter Tyler Pill.
Binghamton then knotted the game at 5 with a trio of runs in the 8th. Wilfredo Tovar led-off the rally with a double, and scored on T.J. Rivera‘s third hit (double) of the game. An E-4 led to another run, and Darrell Ceciliani‘s sac-fly to center scored first baseman Brian Burgamy to tie the game.
Reliever Cody Satterwhite kept Portland scoreless in the top of the 9th.
With 1-out in the bottom of the 9th, Xorge Carrillo reached safely on an E-5, and was followed by Wilfredo Tovar‘s third hit of the game. Brandon Nimmo fanned for the second out. T.J. Rivera then stepped in and drove a home run over the left/center wall to give Binghamton an 8-5 walk-off victory.
- T.J. Rivera – 4 for 5, single, 2 doubles, home run, 3 runs scored, 5 RBI.