The Binghamton Mets rode a five-run third inning to an 11-7 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs in the resumption of a suspended game night at Hadlock Field. The B-Mets racked up ten hits and set a season-high in runs to earn their second straight win.
Trailing by two in the third, Binghamton jumped on Jonathan Aro, getting the first five batters aboard safely. After a fielding error by Mike Miller brought in the first run of the frame, Xorge Carrillo tied the game with a single to right. Binghamton grabbed the lead with back-to-back run-producing groundouts and capped the inning with an RBI single by Jared King.
The B-Mets added to their lead with two runs in the fourth on a double by Dustin Lawley and a sac fly from Carrillo. Cecchini plated two more with a single into left in the sixth.
The Sea Dogs had owned a 4-2 lead thanks to a three-run second inning. Matt Koch, who toed the rubber when the game resumed, walked two with two outs before surrendering a two-run single to Oscar Tejeda.
Following Binghamton’s big third inning, the Sea Dogs scratched out a run in the fourth and two in the sixth against Koch. Paul Sewald took over and worked a perfect seventh before stranding two in the eighth. The righty tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to close his second save of the season
Before play was suspended night, the Sea Dogs cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the first on a passed ball by Carrillo.
Binghamton grabbed the lead against Luis Diaz in the second. Following a pair of walks, Eudy Pina yanked a two-out double down the third base line, plating Gavin Cecchini and Gilbert Gomez to give the B-Mets a 2-1 advantage.
As the rain picked up in the bottom of the second inning, the Sea Dogs cashed in on a Cecchini throwing error at short. Tim Roberson reached second when the shortstop’s throw sailed high and came home when Kevin Heller zipped a game-tying double down the third-base line. Before Mike Miller could bat, the tarp was placed on the field. After waiting for an hour and forty minutes the game was suspended.
Koch (1-1) allowed four runs on six hits over 4-2/3 innings to earn his first Double-A victory. Aro (2-1) was touched for seven runs (four earned) on six hits over three innings of work.
The B-Mets (10-8) continue their three-game series against the Sea Dogs with a seven-inning game night.
POSTGAME NOTES: Seth Lugo tossed 1-1/3 innings night before rain interrupted his third start…Aderlin Rodriguez earned his first stolen base since May 22, 2013 with his swipe in sixth inning…Binghamton scored ten runs or more for the second time in their last three games at Hadlock Field (W 11-4, EDCS Game 4, 9/6/14)