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Binghamton Mets vs.
Portland Sea Dogs
(Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)
Eastern Division Championship Series - Game Two - Binghamton Leads 1-0
RHP Greg Peavey (0-0, --) vs. RHP Justin Haley (0-0, --)
• Postseason Game #2 • Postseason Home Game #2
NYSEG Stadium • Binghamton, NY •
LAST GAME: The Binghamton Mets got a walk-off, three-run home run from T.J. Rivera to top the Portland Sea Dogs in game one of the Easter Division Championships Series, 8-5, night at NYSEG Stadium. Rivera finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBI. The team tallied the final seven runs of the game after trailing 5-1. Wilfredo Tovar went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice. Hansel Robles worked 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out four. Cody Satterwhite left the go-ahead run at third base in the ninth inning and struck out two in the scoreless frames. Binghamton snaps a six-game losing streak. They lead the best-of-five series 1-0.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Greg Peavey is on the mound for the 19th time this season and his fourth against Portland. The righty didn’t factor into the decision in his last outing. He tossed eight innings and allowed just two runs on six hits in a 5-3 Binghamton loss to New Britain on Thursday, August 28. In three other appearances against the Sea Dogs this season, Peavey is 1-1 and has surrendered 10 runs (nine earned) on 15 hits in 18.1 innings. He has 16 strikeouts in those games. The Vancouver, Washington native finished fourth in the league in ERA at 2.90 and second in WHIP at 1.03. The 26-year-old was taken by the Mets in the sixth round of the 2010 draft out of Oregon State University.
PORTLAND STARTER: RHP Justin Haley toes the rubber for the sixth time his season and the first against Binghamton. The righty is coming off three straight wins. That includes tossing seven scoreless innings and striking out nine in his last outing against Harrisburg on Saturday, August 30. Haley has gone at least six frames in all of his starts with the Sea Dogs. He has pitched a shutout three times in those appearances, including his last two. He surrendered just four earned runs in 31.2 innings in the month of August. The 23-year-old was taken by Boston in the sixth round of the 2012 draft out of Fresno State University.
T.J. STEPS UP: Binghamton INF T.J. Rivera hammered a three-run, walk-off home run to lift the B-Mets to the game-one victory. It was part of a 4-for-5 night for Rivera with two doubles, three runs scored and five RBI. Since joining Binghamton on , the 25-year-old has the best average in the Eastern League at .358. That’s 17 points higher than any other player.
B-METS/SEA DOGS SEASON SERIES: Portland was the only team in the Eastern League to beat Binghamton in their season series. The B-Mets dropped 12 of the 21 meetings. However, the boys from the Southern Tier have one six of the last eight meetings this season, including playoffs.
WHAT A RELIEF: B-Mets reliever Hansel Robles worked 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out four batters. Since transitioning to the bullpen on , Robles has 30 strikeouts in 23.2 innings (13 appearances).
HERE ONE MINUTE, GONE ANOTHER: Binghamton has said good-bye to three players in the last two weeks. First, INF Dilson Herrera had his contract selected by New York (NL) . Then, C Juan Centeno and LHP Dario Alvarez were added by New York. Centeno had a hit in 12 of his last 14 games with Binghamton, while Herrera was batting .340 with 30 extra-base hits. Alvarez had not allowed a run in five Double-A appearances.
NYSEG NOSTALGIA: Including the postseason, Binghamton is 46-26 at NYSEG Stadium in 2014. That ties Portland for the best mark in the Eastern League. They have won five straight in the Southern Tier against the Sea Dogs.