Team Pre-Game Notes: - Binghamton at New Hampshire

LAST GAME: B-Mets starter Brandon Moore was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in his second straight loss as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats took the first game of the series by a 7-1 score last night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Mike McDade started the scoring early as he launched a three-run home run in the first inning off Moore. New Hampshire added three more in the second when four straight reached safely. Fisher Cats starter Joel Carreno earned his first win in his third starter against the B-Mets, allowing just one run on two hits over 6.1 innings. Binghamton scored their only run of the game when Brahiam Maldonado doubled to left field to bring Josh Satin home. The B-Mets’ bullpen was the lone bright spot as Brandon Sage, Eric Niesen, and Rhiner Cruz combined to toss four shutout innings of relief.

STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: LHP Mark Cohoon makes his eighth start of the season and third against New Hampshire. He allowed just two runs on two hits over 6.0 innings in a no-decision against the Trenton Thunder on May 12. Cohoon was eligible for the win until the Thunder plated seven runs in the seventh inning off the B-Mets bullpen. Cohoon has amassed a 1.32 ERA, 10 strike outs and two no-decisions over 13.2 in-nings against the Fisher Cats this year.

RHP Zach Stewart will make his eighth start of the season and second against Binghamton. Stewart allowed five runs on nine hits over 6.0 innings in a no-decision against Reading on May 12. The right-hander gave up five runs on ten hits in a no-decision against the B-Mets on May 7.

A LITTLE HELP WOULD BE NICE: B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon has turned in five quality starts this season, but has only one win to show for his efforts. The southpaw has watched the bullpen fumble away three of his potential wins (4/14 v NHF, 5/6 @ NHF, 5/12 @ TRN).

FREE PASSES GALORE: Each of the four B-Mets pitchers walked two men in last night’s game. The eight free passes matched a season-high for B-Mets pitching set against the Akron Aeros on April 29.

OFFENSIVELY STARVED: The B-Mets were limited to three hits or fewer against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for the third time this season (4/15: 2 hits & 5/6: 2 hits). The other two games have come against the Akron Aeros.

NUMBERS GAME: Last night’s game was the 16th time this year the B-Mets were held under four runs. Binghamton is 2-14 in games in which they score three runs or fewer.


Mack's Mets © 2012