4/19/15

Binghamton Mets 2015 Game Notes

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Binghamton Mets (6-4) vs.
Harrisburg Senators (4-6)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals)

RHP John Gant (0-0, 12.27) vs. RHP Austin Voth (1-0, 3.00)

Sunday, April 19, 2015  Game #11  Home Game #4
NYSEG Stadium   Binghamton, NY  1:05 PM

LAST GAME: The B-Mets walked a season-high seven batters for the second consecutive game in their 7-5 loss against Harrisburg Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Every run plated by the Senators initially reached base on either a walk or a hit batter. Chase Huchingson took his first loss in relief, allowing two runs in two innings. The starter Luis Cessaallowed an unearned run in four innings of work, earning a no-decision. Jared King and Josh Rodriguez each had three hits, while Albert Cordero chipped in two doubles and an RBI.Jayce Boyd drove in two runs off the bench.

BINGHAMTON STARTERRHP John Gant makes his second start of the season. The righty allowed five runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings pitched at Erie. He took a no-decision in the eventual 7-6 B-Mets victory. Lefty batters went 4-for-7 against him in his debut. Last season, Gant was 11-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 21 starts for Savannah (Low-A). He ended the year with a 2-0 record and 1.24 ERA in his final five starts. Today will be his first career start at NYSEG Stadium. Gant is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in three career day starts. 

HARRISBURG STARTER: RHP Austin Voth makes his third start of the season. The righty has worked six innings in each of his first two starts, allowing four runs last time out in a win against Bowie. Voth made five starts with the Senators last season, going 1-3 with a 6.52 ERA. The righty allowed a run and three hits in 5.1 innings against the B-Mets on August 8, 2014. Voth struck out eight to get the win. The 22-year old is 1-4 in eight career day starts, with a 4.83 ERA.

WALK-LESS: Saturday was the first time the B-Mets did not draw a walk in 34 games (August 17, 2014 vs. Reading). Binghamton failed to draw a walk on three occasions last season. The B-Mets had nine walks in their previous three games.

WALK THIS WAY: The B-Mets have tied or set a new season-high for walks in each of the past three games, including walking seven Senators the last two times out. It’s the first time Binghamton has walked seven batters in a game since May 22, 2014 against Portland. The 14 walks over two games are also the most since the same total from April 12-13, 2013 against New Hampshire. The Senators drew 20 walks in their first seven games of the year.

TWO FOR YOUR MONEY: Binghamton has stroked 11 doubles in the series, including a season-high five in two of the three games. It’s the most team doubles in nine regular season series (August 13-14, 2014 vs. Erie). Binghamton has also allowed nine doubles in the series.

STREAK BROKENSaturday was the ninth three-hit game of Jared King’s three year career. It was his first since August 22, 2014 when he was playing with St. Lucie (High-A). Josh Rodriguez also chipped in with his first three-hit game since August 8, 2014 with New Orleans (AAA).

RUN MACHINE: Jayce Boyd has 10 RBI in eight career games against the Senators. He has driven in five runs in his last four at-bats vs. Harrisburg.

HERE COMES THE SUN: The B-Mets are hosting back -to-back afternoon games at home for the first time this season. Binghamton is 3-2 in matinees this season, after going 19-10 a year ago.

BEEN CAUGHT STEALING: The B-Mets are 1-for-9 in stolen base attempts since beginning the season 5-for-5. Their last five failed stolen base attempts have all come with two outs in an inning. Binghamton did not attempt a stolen base in each of the past two games for the first time this season.

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