Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
The Binghamton Mets bullpen allowed eight runs on 11 hits and the B-Mets were thumped by the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 11-2, night at NYSEG Stadium. Major League rehabber Wilmer Flores was hitless in five at bats and played nine innings at first base.
Richmond scored early and often, striking first on a Rando Moreno RBI single in the second. The Squirrels extended their lead in the third when Austin Slater smacked a two-run home run over the right field wall, making the score 3-0.
Rainy Lara lasted only four innings in the start. He allowed three runs on five hits and walked one with no strikeouts and took the loss, dropping to 2-5.
Binghamton scored its first run in the fourth inning on a Phillip Evans RBI single, scoring Jared King.
The Flying Squirrels padded their lead with a solo home run from Slater in the fifth. Tyler Horan knocked in Christian Arroyo with a single in the seventh then Slater scored on a wild pitch. Hunter Cole followed with a single, scoring Horan to make it 7-1.
Richmond got three more in the eighth, with an RBI groundout from Arroyo, a Slater sacrifice fly and a Horan RBI single. Myles Schroder drove in Ben Turner in the ninth with a single, pushing the score to 11-1.
Binghamton got one back in the bottom of the ninth when Victor Cruzado singled in Phillip Evans. Cruzado went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Evans finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run.