(14-15), 4th EL Eastern, 7.0 GB
(New York Mets)
READING FIGHTIN PHILS
(21-11), 2nd EL Eastern, 1.5 GB
• 11:35 AM
FirstEnergy Stadium • Reading, PA
RHP Mickey Jannis (1-1, 4.56) vs. RHP Nick Pivetta (2-2, 4.35)
WYOS 1360 AM
LAST TIME OUT: Casey Delgado allowed five runs on 11 hits in his Double-A debut and the Binghamton Mets were defeated by the Reading Fightin Phils 9-0 afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 with two doubles and Xorge Carrillo went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. The B-Mets dropped their fourth straight and are below .500 for the first time since 4/26.
BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Mickey Jannis will make his second career start against Reading. He was a hard luck loser in his second ever Double-A start 9/3/15 with seven strikeouts and two runs allowed on three hits in seven innings. Jannis took a no-decision with three runs allowed on four hits and five walks in four innings. He struck out a season-high six batters in the 6-3 B-Met win over Akron.
READING STARTER: RHP Nick Pivetta takes the ball for Reading as they look for the sweep. The Victoria, BC native earned a win in New Hampshire with six strikeouts and allowed two runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings. Pivetta pitched for two Eastern League teams in 2015, Harrisburg and Reading. He was acquired by the Phillies at the trade deadline in the deal that sent Jonathon Papelbon to the Washington Nationals.
A LOPSIDED LOSS: The B-Mets were shut out for the first time in 2016 in Reading. The nine-run differential was the largest margin of defeat so far this season. Binghamton allowed 17 hits, the highest total of any opponent this season. It was the B-Mets worst shutout loss since an 11-0 defeat against Bowie 8/26/13.
RELIEVERS MISFIRING: The Binghamton bullpen allowed four runs on six hits in four innings during 9-0 loss. Since snapping a streak of nine plus games and 24.1 consecutive innings without allowing a run, B-Mets relievers have allowed nine runs, six earned, over 7.2 innings for a 7.04 ERA in the last three games.
STRUCK ‘EM OUT: Logan Taylor struck out five batters for the second straight outing in Reading. He has 24 strikeouts in 17.2 innings.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: Casey Delgado lasted only four innings in his Double-A debut, tied for the fewest innings pitched by a B-Met starter this season. Delgado also allowed 11 hits, the most by a Binghamton starter in 2016.
HITTING THE SKIDS: The B-Mets have now lost four in a row, the second longest losing streak of the season. During the streak, Binghamton has averaged 8.3 hits per game but is hitting only .162 (6-for-37) with runners in scoring position. The B-Mets have stranded 35 runners in the four losses.
SWINGING IT: Casey Delgado went 1-for-1 and B-Mets pitchers have hits in back-to-back games. Tyler Pill went 1-for-3 .