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Eastern League Playoffs: Portland ties series with 7-0 win over Binghamton Mets

By Michael Lecolant

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.

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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.

Portland left fielder Keury De La Cruz then opened the 5th inning with a home run off reliever Matt Koch to give the Sea Dogs their 7 run lead, and eventual margin of victory.

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

The best of five first round series now shifts to Portland, Maine.  On the mound, Game Three’s match-up will feature Steven Matz for Binghamton opposed by Eduardo Rodriguez for Portland.

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.

Binghamton opened the scoring in the 3rd when T.J. Rivera singled home catcher Xorge Carrillo with the game’s first run.

The visiting Sea Dogs stormed ahead with a run in the 4th and 4 runs in the 6th all off Binghamton starter Tyler Pill.

Tyler Pill lasted 5.2 innings, allowed 5 earned runs (2 home runs) on 6 hits and two walks, and fanned 4 before getting relieved by Hansel Robles.

Second baseman T.J. Rivera doubled with 1-out in the bottom of the 6th, and scored the BMets second run on Jayce Boyd‘s single to left.

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.

In relief of Tyler Pill, Hansel Robles pitched 2.1 innings, allowed one hit and fanned 4 batters.  Cody Satterwhite earned the victory.

  • T.J. Rivera – 4 for 5, single, 2 doubles, home run, 3 runs scored, 5 RBI.