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Binghamton Mets (13-8) vs.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-10)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays)
RHP Luis Cessa (1-1, 2.25) vs. RHP Taylor Cole (0-2, 6.52)
• Game #22 • Home Game #8
NYSEG Stadium • Binghamton, NY • 1:05 PM
LAST GAME: The B-Mets scored twice in the sixth inning to rally past New Hampshire, 2-1, night at NYSEG Stadium. The two runs came against the Fisher Cat bullpen, asDustin Lawley doubled in the tying run, and then scored the go-ahead run on a Gavin Cecchini single. It was RBI number 11 for both B-Mets. Gabriel Ynoa got the win, as he allowed one run and four hits in six innings pitched. The righty walked four and struck out a season-high eight batters. It was one start after allowing six runs and 10 hits in 4.2 innings against the same Fisher Cat team. Chase Huchingson and Paul Sewald combined to no-hit New Hampshire in three innings of relief to close the door. Huchingson picked up his fourth hold, while Sewald registered his third save. New Hampshire was held without a hit for the final six innings. They were also hitless in six at-bats with men in scoring position. Six of the eight B-Met hits came with two outs in an inning, as they won their season-best fifth in a row.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Luis Cessa makes his fourth start of the year and second consecutive against New Hampshire. The righty allowed four runs and 11 hits in five innings pitched against the Fisher Cats last time out. Both were season-highs, as the starter did not surrender an earned run over his first 11 innings of the year. All 11 innings came in day game starts. Opponents are hitting .128 against Cessa so far this season. Righties are batting .194, while lefties are hitting at a .321 clip. Binghamton has lost each of his last two outings.
NEW HAMPSHIRE STARTER: RHP Taylor Cole makes his fifth start of the season and second consecutive against Binghamton. The righty is coming off back-to-back losses, allowing three runs and six hits in six innings pitched against the B-Mets last time out. He has struck out five or more in each of his last three starts. Cole has surrendered eight runs in 8.1 innings pitched on the road this season. Overall, opponents are hitting .329 against the starter, including righties batting at a .393 clip. It’s his third day start of the season, allowing six runs in 11 innings over the first two. Cole is 0-4 with a 6.82 ERA in six career starts at the Double-A level.
AND IN THE DAYLIGHT: The B-Mets are 3-3 in day games this season, losing three of their last four. Binghamton has been outscored 24-19 in the six games. The B-Mets beat the Fisher Cats 3-0 on April 26, in the lone day game between these two clubs.
SINCE RETURNING: Gavin Cecchini is 5-for-15 in four games back, after missing a week with groin soreness. The B-Mets have won all four games, after going 3-5 in his absence. He had the game winning hit in game.
BULLPEN: The B-Mets bullpen has tossed 14 consecutive scoreless innings of relief over their last four games. The relievers have combined to allow just four hits in their last 11 innings pitched. The bullpen began with a 7.46 ERA in the B-Mets first 17 games of the year.
CLUTCH HITTING: Six of Binghamton’s eight hits night came with two outs in an inning. As a team, the B-Mets are hitting .308 when batting with men in scoring position and .327 when batting with two outs and runners in scoring position.
HITTING STREAK: Eudy Pina is currently riding a nine game hitting streak (4/20-Pres.), the longest for any B-Met this season. Pina is batting .343 (12-for-35) with three RBI during his streak. It’s his longest streak since a nine-gamer, July 26-August 4, 2014. Pina has recorded a hit in 14 of 15 starts this season.