The Binghamton Mets recorded ten hits but managed only two runs and were dropped by the Erie SeaWolves, 7-2, afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets struck out 11 times in their sixth consecutive loss.
Erie scored early and often and took an early lead in the second. Kody Eaves smacked an RBI double to right, plating Jason Krizan with the SeaWolves’ first run.
Binghamton got its first run in the third thanks to four singles. Stefan Sabol led it off and was moved to third by singles from Kyle Johnson and Derrik Gibson. He came in to score when Maikis De La Cruz reached on a fielder’s choice, tying the game at one. With two outs and De La Cruz moving from first, Niuman Romero’s line drive struck De La Cruz in the leg and he was called out, ending the inning and the threat.
The SeaWolves tacked on two more in the fourth thanks to a two RBI triple from Dominic Ficociello. They followed with one in the fifth, as a Harold Castro double scored Drew Longley.
Erie plated another two runs in the sixth inning with Jason Krizan cranking a leadoff homer off the right field foul pole. They added one more on a Tyler Bortnick groundout, pushing the lead to 6-1. One more run crossed for the SeaWolves in the seventh as Castro scored when Dean Green bounced into a double play.
The B-Mets added one in the eighth as Dom Smith drove in De La Cruz on an RBI groundout.
Rainy Lara (1-2) took the loss with six runs allowed on seven hits in five innings. Cory Riordan (2-1) won for the SeaWolves, he scattered nine hits over five one-run innings.
Kyle Johnson went 2-for-3 and Derrik Gibson was 2-for-4 to lead the Binghamton offense. For the SeaWolves, Krizan was 4-for-4 with three runs and fell a triple shy of the cycle.
Binghamton will try to avoid its second consecutive series sweep Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn. afternoon at The B-Mets will send the knuckleballer RHP Mickey Jannis to the bump against RHP Myles Jaye for the SeaWolves. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at on Newsradio 1290 WNBF and the
POSTGAME NOTES: The B-Mets have lost six in a row for the first time since a six-game losing streak ended the 2014 regular season…Binghamton batters struck out 11 times, the third straight game with double-digit strikeouts…six of Rainy Lara’s seven hits allowed were extra base hits, seven of Erie’s ten hits went for extra bases.