B-METS GAME NOTES: Game #24 - B-Mets (13-10) at Sea Dogs (8-18) - 11:00 AM


(13-10), 4th EL Eastern, 5.0 GB
(New York Mets)
(8-18), 6th EL Eastern, 11.5 GB
(Boston Red Sox)

Thursday, May 5, 2016  11:00 AM
Hadlock Field  Portland, ME
RHP Rainy Lara (2-2, 3.47) vs. RHP Aaron Wilkerson (1-1, 2.70)
WYOS 1360 AM

LAST TIME OUT: The Binghamton Mets erased a two-run deficit and beat the Portland Sea Dogs 6-3 Wednesday night at Hadlock Field. The game was called final in the bottom of the seventh inning due to rain. Kyle Johnson went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Matt Oberste was 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a double. 

BINGHAMTON STARTERRHP Rainy Lara will attempt to build on his strongest start of the season. Lara allowed only one run on one hit in seven innings at New Hampshire on Friday. He struck out three and the lone hit allowed was a home run in the 4-1 Binghamton win. Lara has not seen Portland yet this season and was 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA against the Sea Dogs in 2015.

PORTLAND STARTER: RHP Aaron Wilkerson makes his fifth start with Portland and his sixth overall. Wilkerson made a spot start with Pawtucket (BOS: AAA) 4/22 and gave up three runs over 4.2 innings against Lehigh Valley. He last pitched on Friday against Reading and was hit hard for six runs, five earned on eight hits over 3.1 innings. Wilkerson had allowed only one run in his first three Double-A starts in 2016.

MAKE THE COFFEE: Today’s 11:00 A.M. first pitch marks the first of five games on the B-Mets schedule that will begin in the morning, all of which will take place in the next month.

THEIVERY: Maikis De La Cruz was 2-for-2 on attempted stolen bases in Wednesday’s win over Portland, the first Binghamton baserunner to swipe multiple bases in a game this season. De La Cruz leads the team with four steals. The B-Mets are tied for eighth in the league with 15 but their 75% success rate (15/20) is second to only Harrisburg’s 83% (24/29).

THE RUNNING MAN: Kyle Johnson scored two of Binghamton’s six runs Wednesday night and has now scored runs in each of his last six games. He has multiple runs in five of those six games. Johnson leads the B-Mets with 13 runs on 
the season despite playing in only 15 of Binghamton’s 23 games.

LOCK DOWN HADLOCK: After Wednesday’s 6-3 win, the B-Mets have now won 14 straight games 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.

ENDING EARLY: Wednesday’s game was called final in the bottom of the seventh after a 36-minute rain delay, the first B-Mets game this season that didn’t make it to the ninth inning.

RISP-Y BUSINESS The B-Mets are batting .260 with runners in scoring position. Matt Oberste is batting .417 with 11 of his 12 RBI with RISP.


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