The Binghamton Mets gave up four home runs and grounded into four double plays in a 7-0 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs in game two of the Eastern Division Championship Series, night on NYSEG Stadium. The best-of-five series is knotted up at one game apiece. The B-Mets surrendered five scores in the second inning on two long balls and two errors.
The scoring started in the second inning against Greg Peavey. Stefan Welch hit a solo home run to start the frame. With two outs, Michael Brenly reached on an error by the shortstop, Wilfredo Tovar. Shannon Wilkerson plated Brenly with a triple and scored when Brian Burgamy’s throw to third went wide of the bag. Sean Coyle capped off the inning with a two-run bomb to put the road team ahead, 5-0.
In the third Welch ended Peavey’s night with a lead-off home run to make the score 6-0. It was Welch’s second long ball of the game.
The final run of the blowout came in the fifth inning against Matt Koch. Keury De La Cruz hit a pitch over the left-field wall to put Portland in front, 7-0.
Peavey (0-1) gave up six runs (two earned) in two-plus innings and allowed three home runs. Justin Haley (1-0) tossed seven-scoreless frames and stuck out eight batters. Koch tossed three innings in his Double-A debut. Jon Velasquez, Adam Kolarek and Randy Fontanez each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game. Wilfredo Boscan threw the final three stanzas for the Sea Dogs and earned the save.
POSTGAME NOTES: Seven of Binghamton’s eight hits were singles…It was their tenth shutout loss of season…The four home runs were the most surrendered by the B-Mets in a game this season. - team press release