Posted by Mack Ade at 5:00 PM
Binghamton Mets vs.
Richmond Flying Squirrels
(Double-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants)
Eastern League Championship Series - Game 2 - Binghamton Leads 1-0
RHP Greg Peavey (0-1, 9.00) vs. LHP Adalberto Mejia (0-0, 1.35)
• Postseason Game #7 • Postseason Road Game #5
The Diamond • Richmond, VA •
LAST GAME: The Binghamton Mets got a strong start out of Tyler Pill and three-shutout innings from the bullpen to top the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 5-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern League Championship Series, night at The Diamond. Pill gave up two runs in six innings, while the bullpen worked in-and-out of trouble the rest of the way. They allowed runners to get on in each of the final three frames, but never let one cross the plate. Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-5 and drove in two runs. Ten of the eleven Binghamton players who came to the plate collected a hit. Cody Satterwhite and Hansel Robles extended their combined postseason-scoreless streak to 8.2 innings. Each worked an frame to close out the games.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Greg Peavey takes the ball for the 20th time this season and the second this postseason. The righty was roughed up in Game 2 of the EDCS against Portland on Thursday, September 4. He allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits in two innings. In two previous appearances against Richmond in 2014, Peavey is 2-0 and has held the Flying Squirrels to one run over 14.2 innings. He’s kept Richmond batters at a .173 average in those games. Peavey was taken by the Mets in the sixth round of the 2010 draft out of Oregon State.
RICHMOND STARTER: LHP Adalberto Mejia is on the hill for the 23rd time this season and the second in the postseason. The southpaw didn’t factor into the decision in Game 1 of the WDCS against Akron on Wednesday, September 3. He surrendered one run and struck out seven in 6.2 frames in a game the Flying Squirrels won 3-2 in 11 innings. is the third time Mejia has encountered Binghamton in 2014. He’s 1-1 and has allowed three runs in 10.2 innings. The includes holding the B-Mets to one run in six frames to pick up the win in his final outing of the regular season. Mejia was signed by San Francisco as an international free agent on February 1, 2011.
FINDING NIMMO: Binghamton OF Brandon Nimmo has found his stroke at the plate in the postseason. The 21-year-old is riding a five-game hitting streak in which he’s tallied ten hits in 22 at-bats for a .455 average. The lead-off man is hitting .370 this postseason with three doubles and six runs scored.
A CHANCE AT HISTORY: A win for Binghamton would tie a franchise-record for combined wins between the regular season and the playoffs. The record is 88 wins set when the 1994 B-Mets won 88 games (82 in the regular season and six in the postseason). The 2014 squad won 83 games in the regular year and have four wins so far in the postseason.
A SQUIRRELY SWEEP: Binghamton and Richmond have matched up in three series this season, with Binghamton sweeping two and Richmond sweeping the other. The B-Mets scored more than eight runs-per-game in the first two sweeps. However, the team managed just 11 in a four-game set to wrap up the regular season.
IT TAKES TWO: Binghamton relievers Hansel Robles and Cody Satterwhite have tossed a combined 8.2 scoreless innings in three games this postseason. They’ve walked just one batter in that time and have struck out 15 batters. Satterwhite has tallied two saves this postseason.
B-METS IN ELCS: The B-Mets are in the ELCS for the third time in franchise history and the first since 1994. They have never lost a championship series, beating the Canton-Akron Indians in 1992 and the Harrisburg Senators in 1994.