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Binghamton Mets vs.
Portland Sea Dogs
(Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)
Eastern Division Championship Series - Game Five - Series Tied 2-2
RHP Gabriel Ynoa (0-0, --) vs. RHP Luis Diaz (0-0, --)
• Postseason Game #5 • Postseason Road Game #3
Hadlock Field • Portland, ME •
LAST GAME: The Binghamton Mets used a seven-run sixth inning to top the Portland Sea Dogs, 11-4, at Hadlock Field in game four of the Eastern Division Championship Series. The win forces a winner-take-all game five . Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored. Wilfredo Tovar put up his second three hit game of the postseason, scored twice and drove in two more. Darrell Ceciliani managed a 2-for-4 performance, smacked two doubles, scored a run and tallied four RBI. Rainy Lara gave Binghamton its first quality start of the postseason. He went six innings and held the Sea Dogs to two runs.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Gabriel Ynoa makes his 12thstart of the season and his third against Portland. The righty didn’t factor into the decision in his last outing. He tossed seven scoreless innings, allowed just three hits and struck out six in a 1-0 Binghamton loss to Richmond on Sunday, August 31. Ynoa is 1-0 in his three previous starts against the Sea Dogs. He allowed three runs (two earned) on 12 hits and has struck out 12 in those contests. That includes a complete-game, seven-inning shutout in game two of a doubleheader on . The La Vega, Dominican Republic native struck out a season-high nine in that game. The 21-year-old was signed by the Mets as a non-drafted free agent in 2009.
PORTLAND STARTER: RHP Luis Diaz is on the hill for the 14th time this season and the third against Binghamton. The righty took the loss in his last outing. He tossed five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) in a 3-0 Portland loss to Harrisburg on Monday, September 1. Diaz is 0-1 in his previous two starts against the B-Mets. He’s surrendered seven runs (six earned) in 12.2 innings and has struck out 16 in those games. The 22-year-old native of Valencia, Venezuela was signed by the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent on August 28, 2008
OFFENSE COMES ALIVE: Binghamton scored more than ten runs in a game for the first time since August 22 against Akron. The team was helped by a seven-run sixth, in which it sent 11 batters to the plate. The seven-run frame was the most the team has tallied in an inning since scoring eight in the seventh in a win at Akron on . Two Binghamton players tallied three-hit performances in the win.
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 seven of the last ten meetings this season, including playoffs.
B-METS IN GAME FIVE: The B-Mets are 1-1 in game fives in their history. They topped the Canton-Akron Indians in game five of the ELCS in 1992, but fell four years later on the road at Portland in the 1996 North Division Championship Series.
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.
A TREY FOR TOVAR: Binghamton INF Wilfredo Tovar tallied his second three-hit game of the postseason, . He’s hitting .429 (6-for-14) with a double, four runs scored and two RBI through the first four games of the EDCS.