Record setting night for B-Mets
8/27/2013 (Updated 8/29/2013 12:45:57 AM)BOWIE, MD The Binghamton Mets packed all their runs into the second inning and held on to defeat the Bowie Baysox, 3-2, on a record-setting Tuesday night at Prince Georges Stadium. The B-Mets set a franchise record with their 83rd win of the season and Jeff Walters notched his 37th save, setting a new career B-Mets franchise mark.
The Baysox chipped away to get on the board in the first inning. Kyle Hudson led off the frame with a single off Logan Verrett, took second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single and scored on another wild pitch. After allowing two singles, issuing one walk and uncorking two errant pitches, Verrett limited the damage to one run by retiring the final two batters of the inning, stranding two aboard.
Binghamton came through with an overdue offensive attack in the second against Bowie starter Tyler Wilson. Cory Vaughn started the inning by launching his tenth home run of the season over the left-field wall. Vaughns blast ended a five-game team home run drought.
Following a single by Travis Taijeron and a double by Blake Forsythe, Richard Lucas gave Binghamton their first lead since Saturday with a sac fly to right. Wilfredo Tovar threaded a double down the third base line to plate Forsythe with Binghamtons third run of the inning.
Verrett settled in after the first and ended his night with four scoreless innings. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one over five innings, but held the Baysox to a 1-for-8 mark with runners in scoring position, stranding six runners along the way.
Wilson bounced back with three scoreless frames and was pulled with one out in the sixth. Reliever Chris Petrini racked up a strikeout before surrendering a single to Wilfredo Tovar. Danny Muno followed with a single to left, but the B-Mets were kept off the board as Garabez Rosa nabbed Taijeron at the plate to end the inning.
Chasen Bradford worked around a one-out single to put up a zero in the sixth, but ran into trouble in the seventh. Rosa launched an 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall to cut Binghamtons lead to one. Two batters later, Josh Horton laced a single to center, putting the potential tying run on base.
Adam Kolarek got the call from the bullpen and induced Britton to bounce back to the mound to end the threat. The Maryland native returned for the eighth and used a double play to erase a leadoff single in a scoreless frame.
Walters took control of the one-run game in the ninth and steered it to the finish line, posting a perfect ninth inning.
Verrett (12-6) took the sole possession of the league lead with his 12th win of the season. Wilson (7-4) suffered his third straight loss.
The B-Mets (83-53) continue their four-game series against the Baysox on Wednesday night at 7:05 PM. LHP Mark Cohoon takes the mound against RHP Mike Wright. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show begins at 6:50 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF. Fans can also listen to live coverage of B-Mets baseball via the Binghamton Mets Baseball Network station using the TuneIn app on their mobile devices.
POSTGAME NOTES: Cory Vaughn and Chasen Bradford were named to the Arizona Fall League prior to the game...four Binghamton pitchers combined for 4 strikeouts, kicking the staffs total to 1,145 strikeouts in 2013, a new franchise recordthe victory was Binghamtons 27th one-run win of the year.
Tickets are still available for Binghamtons final homestand of the regular season as they welcome in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for a four-game set starting Friday, August 30. Visit www.bmets.com or call 723-METS to purchase tickets.
Playoff tickets are also on sale as the Binghamton Mets will host postseason baseball for the first time since 2004. Visit www.bmets.com for more information concerning dates and times.
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(Courtesy: BInghamton Mets Baseball)
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