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Binghamton Mets (22-18) vs.
Akron RubberDucks (18-22)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians)
RHP Michael Fulmer (1-0, 3.94) vs. RHP Will Roberts (2-1, 4.84)
• Game #41 • Home Game #18
NYSEG Stadium • Binghamton, NY • 7:05 PM
LAST GAME: Binghamton fell for the second straight day, 9-2, against Harrisburg . The B-Mets committed a season-high four errors and hit into three double plays. Binghamton did not register a hit in their final 20 batters of the game. Luis Cessa allowed five runs and 10 hits in 4.1 innings for the loss. The bullpen allowed four runs in 3.2 innings.Dustin Lawley had two hits, while Xorge Carrillo drove in both Binghamton runs. The B-Mets dropped two of three against the Senators.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Michael Fulmer is making his fourth start of the season with Binghamton, and second against Akron. The righty is coming off a no-decision against New Hampshire, allowing three runs in six innings. The three runs tied a season-high, along with the six hits he allowed and two walks he issued. It was his longest start of the season. Fulmer’s lone win came against the RubberDucks, allowing one run in five innings. He allowed five hits, while walking two and striking out four. He has allowed six runs and 12 hits in 11 innings at NYSEG Stadium this season. All seven runs allowed this season have either come in the first or fifth inning.
AKRON STARTER: RHP Will Roberts is making his ninth start of the season and second against Binghamton. He has registered a no-decision in his last four starts, surrendering one run in each of his last two outings. He allowed one run and four hits in seven innings against Altoona in his last start. In his first start of the season, he allowed four runs and six hits in five innings against Binghamton. It will be Roberts fifth consecutive start on the road. He has a 5.34 ERA away from home. 12 of 25 runs allowed have been in the first two innings of his starts.
VS. AKRON: Binghamton is hitting .236 in seven games against Akron, the lowest for the B-Mets against any opponent this season. Binghamton is averaging 3.8 runs per game in the seven contests.
DUCK HUNTING: The B-Mets have won 12 of their last 14 meetings with the RubberDucks, going 5-2 this season. The B-Mets have won four straight against Akron at NYSEG Stadium. This is Akron’s lone trip to Binghamton this season. Binghamton
COSTLY MISTAKES: Gavin Cecchini has made 10 errors this season, leading to eight unearned runs. The other 39 errors committed by Binghamton have led to a total of 13 unearned runs.
POWER SURGE: Akron has hit seven home runs in their last 10 games after hitting five in their first 30.
DOUBLE-TROUBLE: Binghamton grounded into 10 double plays in their three game series with Harrisburg, the most in a series since atleast 2007. The B-Mets have hit into a double play in 25 of 40 games this season, including multiple in 10 games (3-7). Binghamton is 12-13 when they hit into atleast one double play, and 10-5 when they don't. The B-Mets lead the league with 40 double plays, six more than any other team.
FEAST OR FAMINE: Binghamton has played in 17 one-run games this season, while 14 other games have been decided by four or more runs. Those two outcomes account for 82% (31 of 38) of Binghamton’s games this season. Last season 68% of Binghamton’s games were decided by one run (19-16) or four or more (41-21).
SCORING FIRST: The road team has scored first in 28 of 40 Binghamton games this season. The B-Mets are 13-5 when getting on the board first.