Binghamton Mets 2013 Game Notes


Binghamton Mets (26-21) vs. Portland Sea Dogs (27-18) (Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) 
RHP Cory Mazzoni (2-1, 3.96) vs. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (5-1, 1.67)
Friday, May 24, 2013  Game #49  Home Game #22
NYSEG Stadium  Binghamton, NY  7:05 PM

LAST GAME: The B-Mets came up on the short end of a pitcher’s duel and fell to the New Britain Rock Cats, 1-0, on Thursday afternoon. They were limited to six hits in the series finale. After waiting through a 70-minute rain delay to start the game, the B-Mets threatened but failed to break through over the first five innings. Binghamton put seven on base on five hits, a walk and a hit batsman, but went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded six in the process. Mark Cohoon breezed through the first four innings. He needed just 37 pitches and allowed two singles through four scoreless frames. His one mistake came in the fifth, when Danny Ortiz ripped a homer to right to lead off the inning. The one-run was enough for New Britain starter Logan Darnell. He held the B-Met offense at bay, and threw eight scoreless innings. Michael Tonkin relieved Darnell and finished the shut out. Cohoon took the loss, although he threw the first complete game of the season.

BINGHAMTON STARTING PITCHER: RHP Cory Mazzoni makes his fifth start of the season for the B-Mets, and his second against the Sea Dogs. In his last start, he beat Portland, but gave up a season high five runs and 10 hits. He also threw a season-high 6.1 innings, and struck out four hitters. Binghamton has won three of Mazzoni’s four starts, and Cory has earned the win in his last two starts. He spent 24 games on the DL earlier this season with right elbow neuritis, returning on 5/6. Mazzoni went 5-5 with a 4.46 ERA in 14 starts for the B-Mets in 2012.

PORTLAND STARTING PITCHER: RHP Anthony Ranaudo makes his ninth start of the season for the Sea Dogs, and his third against the B-Mets. On 5/18 against Binghamton, he allowed two runs on three hits over four innings. It was his shortest outing of the season, and walked a season-high three batters. In that game, he was also matched up against Mazzoni on the mound. On 4/15 he earned the win against the B-Mets; the righty threw five scoreless, and hitless innings in the win. Entering today Ranaudo leads the league with a 0.91 WHIP, and ranks second in batting average against (.176). He was drafted 39th overall in 2010 by the Red Sox out of LSU. He was also drafted out of HS in 2007 by the Rangers, but did not sign.

ROADTRIP ROUNDUP: The B-Mets finished their seven-game roadtrip with a 4-3 record. The went 2-1 against the Portland Sea Dogs, and split a four-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats. In 2013 Binghamton is 15-11 on the road, and 11-10 at NYSEG Stadium.

SHUT OUT: Thursday was the fourth time in 2013 the B-Mets had been held scoreless. They also lost 1-0 on 4/17 against the Portland Sea Dogs. In shutout games in 2013, the B-Mets are 1-4.

AGAINST PORTLAND: Friday begins the fourth series of the season against the Portland Sea Dogs, and the second at NYSEG Stadium. They B-Mets are 4-5 against the Double-A Red Sox, and 1-2 at home. In 2013, these two teams match up against each other 20 times.

MISTAKE-FREE: The B-Mets have not committed a defensive error in their last four games, and five of their last six. They have made 41 errors this season, which is the second fewest in the league. In 2013, Binghamton is 15-11 in games when they do not make any errors.

RODRIGUEZ HOT SERIES: In four games against the New Britain Rock Cats, Josh Rodriguez went 9-14 with two doubles, four RBI, and four runs scored. Josh is currently on a season-high nine-game hitting streak. During the streak, he is hitting .483 (14-for-29).

NEXT GAME PREVIEW: The B-Mets continue their four-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for7:05 PM, and RHP Logan Verrett will match up against LHP Drake Britton on the mound. The Horizons  Federal Credit Union Pregame Show will begin at 6:50 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF.


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