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One day makes a difference, B-Mets pounded by 'Cats

MANCHESTER, NH  The New Hampshire Fisher Cats hammered five home runs, including four in an eight-run seventh inning, and handed the Binghamton Mets a 16-5 loss at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Sunday evening. The Fisher Cats pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of nine walks to hand the B-Mets their most lopsided loss of the season.

B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel opened the game with a pair of scoreless innings, but struggled with his command in the third. The right-hander loaded the bases on three consecutive walks and paid for it. Clint Robinson hammered a 1-1 offering off the video board in right-center to give New Hampshire a four-run lead.

The Fisher Cats continued their offensive attack in the fifth with a four-run inning. Following two more walks, Ryan Schimpf laced an RBI single up the middle to end Goeddels night. Ryan Fraser took over and immediately surrendered a two-run double to Brian Van Kirk and an RBI single to Jon Talley.

Binghamton had no solution for Fisher Cats starter Marcus Stroman. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out eight over seven innings. He allowed just four hits and never faced more than four batters in any inning.

The B-Mets only offensive highlights against Stroman came in the form of a pair of home runs. Allan Dykstra launched a solo shot to center in the fourth and Travis Taijeron went deep to right-center in the seventh. It was Dykstras 14th round-tripper of the year and Taijerons eighth as a B-Met.

Fraser posted a shutout sixth inning before stumbling in the seventh. Andy Burns led off the frame with a solo homer inside the left-field foul pole. Following a hit batter and a walk, Talley crushed a three-run homer to right-center, kicking New Hampshires lead to double digits.

Adam Kolarek relieved Fraser after another walk, but could not stop the bleeding. Robinson singled and Brad Glenn banged a 2-2 pitch off the restaurant in left field for a three-run bomb. Burns capped the frame with a solo homer, his second long-ball of the inning.

Trailing 16-2, the B-Mets mustered a small rebuttal against reliever Randy Boone. Danny Muno provided an RBI single in the eighth and the B-Mets plated two runs on four singles in the ninth.
Goeddel (7-3) walked a career-high seven and was tagged for seven runs over 4-2/3 innings in his first loss since April 19. Stroman (5-2) allowed two runs and picked up the victory in his longest career outing.

The B-Mets (53-32) conclude their five-game series against the Fisher Cats on Monday afternoon at 12:05 PM. LHP Darin Gorski makes the start against LHP Sean Nolin. The Horizon Federal Credit Union Pregame Show on ESPN 1360 WYOS begins at 11:50 AM.

POSTGAME NOTES: The eleven-run deficit was the largest margin of defeat since the B-Mets lost to the Fisher Cats 16-3 on April 26, 2012 at NYSEG Stadiumthe eight-run seventh inning was the most runs allowed by the B-Mets since they surrendered eight to the Trenton Thunder in the eighth inning on May 15, 2012Binghamton reached double digits in hits for the sixth straight game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
Individual tickets for all Binghamton Mets 2013 home games are on sale now. Visit the NYSEG Stadium box office during regular operating hours, purchase them online at www.bmets.com or call the office at (607) 723-METS.

Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the teams official website (www.bmets.com) for more team information. Fans can also stay up to date with all the action on the field by visiting B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman at bmets.mlblogs.com.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)

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