Posted by Mack Ade at 12:00 PM
Binghamton Mets (35-32) at
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-36)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays)
RHP Gabriel Ynoa (3-4, 5.23) vs. RHP Casey Lawrence (5-7, 5.68)
Sunday, June 21, 2015 • Games #68 • Road Game #35
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium • Manchester, NH • 1:35 PM
LAST GAME: The B-Mets fell, 5-4, against New Hampshire Saturday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, despite 16 hits. Binghamton went 2-for-15 with men in scoring position, leaving 13 runners on-base. Five different B-Mets had multiple hits, including LJ Mazzilli and Brandon Nimmo, who each went 4-for-5. Brock Peterson added his second home run as a B-Met. Seth Lugo’s struggles continued, as the righty allowed five runs in five innings for the loss. He’s still winless since May 5th.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Gabriel Ynoa is making his 12th start and third against New Hampshire. The righty is coming off his lone win since May 1st, allowing one run in seven innings against Portland. Ynoa has walked just one batter, but has surrendered four home runs, in his last four starts. Ynoa has struggled against New Hampshire, walking seven in less than 11 innings against the Fisher Cats. New Hampshire is batting .326 against Ynoa with three home runs.
NEW HAMPSHIRE STARTER: RHP Casey Lawrence is making his 13th start with New Hampshire this season. He has earned a decision in all 13 games this season, coming off a win in his last start. Lawrence held Erie to one unearned run in 7.1 innings in his last appearance. The righty worked to a 9.00 ERA in his previous four starts (23 innings). Lawrence made a start for Buffalo (AAA) earlier this season, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings for the loss. He’s 3-1 in six career appearances against Binghamton.
ONE RUN: Binghamton has lost back-to-back one run games for the third time this season. The B-Mets are 16-10 in one run games this year, second most played in the league (Akron, 28). The 16 wins are the most in the EL.
RBI DROUGHT: LJ Mazzilli has not driven in a run in 17 games. It’s the longest drought of his career, surpassing a nine-game stretch from 2014. Mazzilli is 1-for-21 (.048)when batting with runners in scoring position this season. His lone RBIs came on a home run.
COOLED OFF: Gavin Cecchini has two hits in his last 30 at-bats. He’s gone hit;ess in five of his last seven games. Cecchini’s batting average has dropped from .324 to .290.
DAYMEN: Binghamton is 3-2 against New Hampshire in day games, compared to 2-6 at night. Overall, the B-Mets are 7-10 during the day this season, winning two of their last six.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME: B-Mets are 1-5 in New Hampshire this year after winning their last four games there in 2014.
FOUR!: Binghamton has lost three in a row to New Hampshire for the second time this season. The B-Mets have not lost four in a row since May 8 - July 14, when they dropped five consecutive.
TAKE THE PEN: The B-Mets bullpen has not allowed a run in the last five games. Binghamton relievers have combined to allow four hits and no runs in their last 11 innings pitched, while striking out 14. The pen has worked to a 1.26 ERA in the B-Mets last 11 games (28.2 innings pitched).
HOMERS: B-Met starters have allowed a home run in four of the last six games. Overall, Binghamton’s starting rotation has allowed 23 homers this season, including 13 in the last 24 games.
FIRST IMPRESSION: Michael Conforto has reached base in all 19 games played with the B-Mets, recording a hit in 16 of them. It’s the fourth longest active streak in the EL.