Syndergaard shaken in 11-0 drubbing
8/26/2013 (Updated 8/27/2013 12:20:27 PM)BOWIE, MD - The Bowie Baysox tagged Noah Syndergaard for a career-high eleven runs and defeated the Binghamton Mets, 11-0, on Monday night at Prince George's Stadium. Pitching for the first time in 10 days, Syndergaard allowed nine hits and suffered his first loss as a B-Met.
The Baysox jumped on Syndergaard from his very first pitch. Kyle Hudson lined a single to right-center on the righty's initial offering of the night, jump-starting a four-run rally. Buck Britton stroked an RBI single to put Bowie on the board and Caleb Joseph reached when the B-Mets botched a potential double play, bringing home another run. Josh Horton put a bow on the inning by lining a two-out, two-run double to the right-field corner.
Bowie continued to roll in the fourth. Following a pair of singles Britton launched a three-run homer to right field. Caleb Joseph made it back-to-back long balls with his 20th shot of the season to left, giving the Baysox an 8-0 lead. Tryavon Robinson delivered the final blow with a three-run homer in the third.
Syndergaard exited after three innings, his second-shortest outing as a B-Met. The righty surrendered nine hits, including three home runs, a career-high. Armando Rodriguez took over in the fourth and chewed up three scoreless innings. Ryan Fraser worked around a walk and hit in a shutout seventh and Jeff Walters posted a perfect eighth.
The B-Mets had no answer for Bowie starter Eduardo Rodriguez. The Baysox southpaw baffled the visitors over eight shutout innings, facing two over the minimum. Facing the B-Mets for the second time in as many starts, Rodriguez faced just two over the minimum and never allowed any runner to reach second base. Tim Bascom capped the blowout with a perfect ninth.
Syndergaard (6-1) struck out five in his first loss as a B-Met, while Rodriguez (3-3) earned the victory in his longest pro outing in the States.
The B-Mets (82-53) continue their only visit to Maryland on Tuesday night at 7:05 PM. RHP Logan Verrett takes the hill for the B-Mets against RHP Tyler Wilson. 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: It was Binghamton's worst shutout loss since an 11-0 defeat against the Reading Phillies on May 5, 2008Syndergaard suffered his first loss since June 3, 2013 (St. Lucie)it was the fourth time this season the B-Mets have been held to two hits or fewer (Last: 1, v Trenton Thunder, July 25)
Tickets are still available for Binghamton's final homestand of the regular season as they welcome in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for a four-game set starting Friday, August 30. Fans can catch the induction ceremony on Saturday night and enjoy another edition of the Toyota Fireworks series after the game. 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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