(11-10), 4th EL Eastern, 6.0 GB
(New York Mets)
PORTLAND SEA DOGS
(8-16), 6th EL Eastern, 10.5 GB
(Boston Red Sox)
• 6:00 PM
Hadlock Field • Portland, ME
LHP Andrew Barbosa (0-0, 3.65) vs. RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (0-0, 1.13)
WNBF 1290 AM
LAST TIME OUT: The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored three unearned runs in the first inning and the B-Mets fell 3-1 in the finale of the three-game series in Manchester, snapping their season-long six-game winning streak. Robert Gsellman struck out five with four hits against over five innings but took his first loss of the season. Jared King went 2-for-3 to lead the Binghamton offense.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: LHP Andew Barbosa will try to carry the momentum from his last start, a ten strikeout performance against Portland at NYSEG Stadium. Barbosa took a no-decision in Binghamton’s 3-2 win. He allowed two runs on three hits in 7.1 innings.. His ten strikeouts were the most he had totaled since 7/10/15 vs. Chattanooga while pitching with Mississippi (ATL: AA). That was his first start back in affiliated ball after ten starts with the Long Island Ducks (IND).
PORTLAND STARTER: RHP Teddy Stankiewicz makes his second consecutive start against the B-Mets and he took a no-decision last Tuesday at NYSEG Stadium. Stankiewicz allowed two runs, one earned on two hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He has not received a decision in four starts this season and his 1.13 ERA is the fourth lowest mark in the Eastern League.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME: The B-Mets have enjoyed their recent visits to Maine, as Binghamton has won its last 12 matchups at Hadlock Field. A 10-0 record in Portland in 2015 was preceded by two wins to close out the Eastern Division Championship Series in 2014. Binghamton’s last loss at Hadlock Field was Game 3 of that series, 9/5/14, 7-0. The last regular season loss was 7/22/14, 4-3. Binghamton has won 11 straight regular season games in Portland.
THE ‘PEN IS MIGHTIER: For the fifth-straight game, the bullpen did not allow a run at New Hampshire. It combined for four no-hit, shutout innings. It was the third time in the past five games that the bullpen had not allowed a hit. Since the bullpen ERA hit a season-high of 4.82 on 4/22, B-Mets relievers have allowed only one earned run in 23 innings for a 0.39 ERA.
CUT EM DOWN LIKE (SEA) DOGS: In the three-game series sweep at NYSEG Stadium from 4/25-4/27, B-Mets pitchers allowed only six runs, held the Sea Dogs to a .143 (13-91) batting average and totaled 30 strikeouts.
NO WALKING: For the first time this season, Binghamton batters failed to work a single walk during 3-1 loss to New Hampshire. The last time the B-Mets did not have a walk in a game was 8/31/15 at Reading, a 6-2 loss.
RAIN RAIN GO AWAY: rainout was Binghamton’s fourth weather postponement of the season. Three of the first five games this season were postponed, most recently on 4/11.