Binghamton Mets 2015 Game Notes


Binghamton Mets (9-8) at
Portland Sea Dogs (7-10)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)

RHP Matt Koch (0-1, 4.96) vs. RHP Mike Augliera (0-3, 5.65)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Games #18 & #19  Road Games #12 & #13
Hadlock Field   Portland, ME  5:00 PM

SUSPENDED PLAY: Monday night’s action was halted in the bottom of the second inning with the game tied at two. The teams will play the nine-inning game to completion and follow with a seven-inning contest.
 LAST GAME: The B-Mets tossed their third shutout of the season, blanking New Hampshire 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. John Gant allowed four hits in seven innings, while Dario Alvarez and Jon Velasquez combined to throw two perfect innings of relief. Gant notched his first win of the year, while Velasquez picked up his fifth save.Jared King and Xorge Carrillo each went deep in the series finale win.
 BINGHAMTON STARTERRHP Matt Koch makes his fourth start of the season and first against the Sea Dogs. The Cherokee, Iowa native comes off his longest outing of the season, tossing seven innings against the SeaWolves last Monday night. He allowed one run and struck out six in the no-decision. Koch, selected by the Mets in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft.

PORTLAND STARTER: RHP Mike Augliera makes his fourth start and looks to end a season-opening three-game losing streak. The former Binghamton University pitcher was tagged for five runs on eleven his over 4.1 innings in his last start against the Thunder on April 23. The Old Bridge, NJ native went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA over 24 starts with the Sea Dogs in 2014.

VS. PORTLAND: The Sea Dogs won the season series 12-9 in 2014. Binghamton got the last laugh, beating Portland in five games in the first round of the playoffs. The B-Mets won the season series in 2013, 13-7.

HAD-LOCKDOWN: Portland won eight of 10 games at home against the B-Mets last season, including a stretch of seven straight wins. The Sea Dogs outscored Binghamton 48-35 in the 10 games. The B-Mets went on to take two out of three at Hadlock Field in the postseason and won five of eight matchups in 2013.

IT’S GOOD TO BE KINGJared King has homered twice in a three game span for the first time in his career. King went 140 at-bats in between home runs, before hitting two in a seven at-bat span. He averages a home run every 83 at-bats for his career.

SE7EN: B-Met starters have made it through seven innings four times this year, including twice in the last 13 games. B-Mets starters have average 5.2 innings pitched per start through the first 17 games of the season.

homered twice in three of their last 13 games. They had done it three times in their previous 30 games.

ERRORS: Binghamton has committed an error in five straight games and 11 of their last 12. The 12 errors in their last 12 games have only led to four unearned runs allowed.

FOREVER YOUNG: Brandon Nimmo has played, and hit second, in all 17 games this season. He is one of 11 players in the EL to play in every game this year.

HOME SWEET HOME: The B-Mets have been much more successful at home, where they have hit .315 and scored 33 runs in six games. In addition, the B-Mets pitching staff has a 4.50 ERA at NYSEG Stadium. On the road, the B-Mets are hitting .249 with 40 runs scored in 11 games. The B-Mets pitching staff has thrown to a 4.93 ERA away from home. Binghamton is 5-6 on the road this season.


Christopher Soto said...

This just in....

OF Michael Conforto is set to be promoted to Binghamton within the next 7-10 days.

Christopher Soto said...

Multiple beat writers are indicating that due to Conforto's ridiculously good start Florida State League pitchers are just flat out not pitching to him anymore. Because of this the Mets are ready to promote Conforto to Binghamton in early May instead of the generally promotion time frame of mid to late June.

Makes sense.....he's been intentionally walked 4 times in the last 4 games.

Anonymous said...

Yes, saw that. Good, he should have never been down there in the first place.

But I have to say, that's such a disgrace for those minor league organizations. Don't they understand that the primary idea is developing players? The games don't matter. Tell you pitcher to go after this guy, see how he measures up, put him to the test.

Christopher Soto said...

I'm scheduled to go to another Binghamton Mets game on May 16th....boy would I love the opportunity to get an interview with him.

Steve from Norfolk said...

My crystal ball says we'll see him in Queens this year - even if it's only in September.

Lew Rhodes said...

Nimmo better watch out - he may get leapfrogged.

Mack Ade said...

Chris -

I put a request in for a press pass for you for that game.

Thomas Brennan said...

Hey Lew, Conforto was 0-9, with 4 Ks in last 2 games, so he ain't quite ready for a coronation, perhaps, but surely is coming fast.

Nimmo has not gotten hot yet, but as the saying goes, "Every Nimmo has its day." OK, I made that up, but he's due for a real hot streak.

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