Posted by Mack Ade at 6:06 PM
Binghamton Mets (15-11) vs.
Portland Sea Dogs (11-15)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)
RHP Gabriel Ynoa (2-1, 3.97) vs. RHP Kyle Kraus (0-0, 7.00)
• Game #27 • Home Game #13
NYSEG Stadium • Binghamton, NY • 6:35 PM
LAST GAME: The B-Mets were held to five hits for the second straight game, falling to Portland 6-3 night at NYSEG Stadium. William Cuevas earned his fourth win, tying a career-high with 10 strikeouts. In total, the B-Mets struck out a season-high 12 times. Brandon Nimmo notched two more hits, driving in a run. He now has five multiple hits in his last 10 games. Rainy Lara took the loss, allowing two earned runs in five innings pitched. Binghamton committed two errors and threw two wild pitches. Portland has taken two of the first three games in the series.
GRAND THEFT: The B-Mets are six for seven in stolen base attempts over their last 12 games. Binghamton’s pace has slowed, as the B-Mets rank third to last in the EL with 13 stolen bases this season.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Gabriel Ynoa makes his fifth start of the season and first against Portland. Last time out, the righty allowed an earned run in six innings against New Hampshire. He struck out a season-high eight, earning his second win of the season. Ynoa tossed a seven-inning shutout against Portland at NYSEG Stadium last July. The righty surrendered four hits while striking out nine. He later beat the Sea Dogs in game five of the EDCS to help the B-Mets advance to the EL Championship. Opponents are hitting .250 against Ynoa in his two starts at NYSEG Stadium.
PORTLAND STARTER: RHP Kyle Kraus is making his first start of the season and 11th of his career. Kraus pitched against the B-Mets night, throwing two shutout frames. It was his first scoreless appearance of the season, as the righty allowed seven runs in his first seven innings pitched. Kraus has made appearances with Portland in each of the past two seasons, never facing Binghamton. He owns an 3-2 record in his first 10 career starts. Opponents are hitting .235 against the 25-year old. Lefties are just 1-for-11 against Kraus this season.
GOING THE DISTANCE: Binghamton starters have thrown a pitch in the seventh inning in six of the B-Mets first 26 games, including once in the past nine games. The starter made it through the seventh in five of the six games.
TAKE THE PEN: was the second time the Binghamton bullpen has allowed a run to score in their last eight games. The pen has allowed an earned run in four of their last 37 innings pitched. On the other side, the Sea Dogs bullpen has only allowed five runs in their last 33.1 innings pitched, spanning eight games.
HEATING UP: Portland entered the series with the second highest ERA in the league at 5.14. The Sea Dogs have allowed 10 earned runs in the first six games of their road trip. Portland has held to 10 hits and six runs over the last two games combined, lowering their team ERA by 0.49.
HOMERS: Portland has nine home runs this season, but four have come in their last six games. The ninth home runs are the fourth fewest in the league.
ERRORS: There have been 16 combined errors between Portland and Binghamton in the first six games of the season series. The two teams are tied for the second most errors committed in the league (28), only behind New Britain (32).
TWO OUT HITTING: 51% of Binghamton’s runs have come with two outs in a frame (62 of 121). The B-Mets are batting .333 when hitting with two outs and a runner in scoring position this season. 10 of Jayce Boyd’s 12 RBI have come with two outs in an inning.