Posted by Mack Ade at 6:00 AM
The Binghamton Mets came from behind with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated the Altoona Curve 5-4 night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton’s victory snapped a four-game home losing streak and an eight-game Altoona winning streak.
Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, Xorge Carrillo singled and moved to second on a Victor Cruzado pinch-hit single. Derrik Gibson then walked to load the bases and Jhondaniel Medina walked Kyle Johnson, scoring Carrillo to tie it at three. With Matt Oberste batting, Medina delivered a wild pitch and Cruzado broke from third. Reese McGuire tracked down the ball and threw behind the covering Medina, an error that allowed Gibson to score to give Binghamton a 5-3 advantage.
Altoona made it interesting in the ninth as Erich Weiss singled home Chris Diaz to cut the lead to 5-4. With runners at the corners and only one out, Beck Wheeler struck out Austin Meadows and Jose Osuna to end the game. Wheeler earned his third save with five strikeouts and one run allowed over two innings
The B-Mets struck first in the game, as Gibson led off the first with a double to right. He later scored on an Oberste sacrifice fly to center for a 1-0 lead.
Altoona answered in the second with an Anderson Feliz home run to tie it at one. The Curve took the lead in the sixth when Meadows tripled and scored on a McGuire double.
Binghamton answered in the sixth as Johnson led off with a double. He later scored on a Dominic Smith single to tie it at two. Altoona regained the lead in the top of the seventh when Harold Ramirez knocked in Barrett Barnes with a single.
Tyler Pill struck out six in six two-run innings but did not factor in the decision. David Roseboom (1-0) notched his first win with two walks in 1/3 of an inning. Medina (0-1) took the loss and allowed three runs, two earned, with four walks in two innings.
Carrillo went 3-for-3 with a double, a run and a walk to lead the B-Mets. Johnson was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run.