Binghamton Mets (37-36) at
Akron RubberDucks (40-35)
(Double-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians)
RHP Luis Cessa (6-4, 2.82) vs. RHP Will Roberts (6-2, 3.77)
• Game #74 • Road Game #37
Canal Park • Akron, OH • 2:05 PM
LAST GAME: The B-Mets dropped their fourth straight, falling 3-0 against Akron night at Canal Park. Binghamton managed just three hits, including two from Brock Peterson. Binghamton went 0-for-4 with men in scoring position. Gabriel Ynoa tossed Binghamton’s first complete game of the year, allowing an earned run in eight innings. The B-Mets committed three errors behind him.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Luis Cessa is making his 13th start of the year and the third against Akron. He won both of his first two starts against the RubberDucks, allowing three earned runs in 13 innings combined. Cessa struck out 11 RubberDucks while issuing just one walk. He allowed a season-high five runs, while matching a season-high by allowing 11 hits. Binghamton has won his last three starts.
AKRON STARTER: RHP Will Roberts is making his 15th start of the year and the sixth of his career against Binghamton. He’s 0-1 in two starts against Binghamton this season, allowing seven runs in 12 innings combined. He struck out four in each start, while walking one total batter. Roberts gave up a home run in each start. Roberts hasn’t lost in his last five starts, winning each of his last four decisions.
LOSING STREAK: The B-Mets lost their fourth straight game , matching a season-high. Both losing streaks started on the 24th day of the month. Binghamton hasn’t lost five-in-a-row since closing out the 2014 regular season on a six-game losing streak.
VS. AKRON: Binghamton has lost their last three games against Akron, after having won five consecutive against the RubberDucks earlier this season. Binghamton lost three straight against Akron last season, from -June 9. The B-Mets haven’t dropped four straight against Akron since a five-game losing streak in 2008.
OFFENSIVE SLUMP: Binghamton has five runs and 20 hits in their last 38 innings played (4+ games). The B-Mets are batting .179 during that time, including 2-for-21 with men in scoring position. Four of the five runs have come on home runs.
ERRORS: B-Mets have lost their last four games when committing three or more errors. Binghamton is 25-50 since the start of the 2008 season when committing three or more errors in a game. The B-Mets have reached that total in eight games this year, including three against Akron.
B-MET PITCHING: The B-Mets starting rotation has one win in Binghamton’s last eight games. Meanwhile, the B-Mets bullpen has just two losses since June 3rd.
SHUTOUTS: The B-Mets have been shutout four times this season, all in their last 37 games played. Binghamton is 2-1 following the shutouts.
AKRON PITCHING: The RubberDucks have allowed more than four runs just once in their last 15 games. Akron leads the league in ERA (2.98) and have blown just four saves this season, the lowest in the EL. The B-Mets are batting .216 against Akron in the 12 meetings this year, averaging 3.2 runs a game. Binghamton has still managed to win seven of the first 12 matchups. This is the final series between these two teams this season.
POWER SURGE: Binghamton has 12 home runs in their 15 games, homering in 10 of them.
RBI DROUGHT: LJ Mazzilli has not driven in a run in 23 games. It’s the longest drought of his career, surpassing a nine-game stretch from 2014. Mazzilli is 2-for-23 (.087) when batting with RISP this season.