(5-8), 5th EL Eastern, 4.0 GB
(New York Mets)
(7-8), T-3rd EL Western, 4.0 GB
Saturday, April 23, 2016 •
NYSEG Stadium • Binghamton, NY
RHP Rainy Lara (1-1, 2.38) vs. RHP Cory Riordan (1-1, 4.50)
WNBF 1290 AM
LAST TIME OUT : Binghamton batters struck out 12 times and the B-Mets were dropped by the Erie SeaWolves, 4-2, night at NYSEG Stadium, their fifth consecutive loss. Dom Smith went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Derrik Gibson was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Tyler Pill was the hard-luck loser after allowing two runs on six hits in six innings
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Rainy Lara will make his third start of 2016, attempting to improve upon his 1-1 record and 2.38 ERA. Lara last threw in Akron, taking the loss with three runs allowed on five hits in 6.1 innings. He has started once at NYSEG stadium this season and got the win on April 13 against Harrisburg with seven hits allowed in five shutout innings.
ERIE STARTER: RHP Cory Riordan starts for the SeaWolves having tallied a 1-1 record and 4.50 ERA. against Bowie he was roughed up for five runs on ten hits in 5.1 innings as he took the loss. The 29-year old Killingworth, Connecticut native was Erie’s Opening Day starter, he took a no decision after four two-hit shutout innings at Trenton.
THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU WANT: 4-2 loss to Erie was Binghamton’s fifth straight, the longest losing streak of the season. The Mets didn’t lose five in a row for the entire 2015 season, the longest losing streak was four games. The current streak represents the most consecutive losses since the B-Mets lost six in a row to close out the 2014 regular season. Binghamton went on to win the 2014 Eastern League Championship.
NOT ONE..NOT TWO..: Dom Smith recorded his first three-hit game of the season Friday night, the seventh time a B-Met has had three hits. Smith leads the team in multi-hit games with five.
DAZZLING DEFENSE: The Binghamton defense played an error-free game last night, the fifth time in the past six games they finished with a zero in the error column. Binghamton’s seven errors are the fewest in the league and the .986 fielding percentage paces the circuit.
SWING AND A DRIVE: After allowing only four home runs in the first nine games, Binghamton pitchers have watched opponents belt four homers in the last four contests, including one night. The eight total home runs allowed are tied for the fourth fewest in the league.
OFFENSE WANTED: Binghamton is batting only .221 as a team, the lowest mark in the Eastern League. The bats have been held in check throughout the current five-game losing streak as only once have the B-Mets scored more than two runs, the 10-8 loss to Erie night. night Binghamton batters struck out twelve times, a season high for a nine inning game.