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Finding Nimmo's homer in 2-0 B-Mets win

BINGHAMTON, NY – Brandon Nimmo hit his first career Double-A home run and four Binghamton Mets pitchers combined to blank the Reading Fightin Phils in a 2-0 victory at NYSEG Stadium on Tuesday night. Nimmo’s drive, one of only two hits in the game for Binghamton, proved to be the difference on a night Reading stranded a dozen runners on base.

New York Mets outfield Juan Lagares made his second straight rehab start with Binghamton. He played the full nine innings in center field and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Lagares is recovering from a right intercostal strain that he suffered on June 1 against Philadelphia.

Neither team could put a run across the plate in the early going. Reading loaded the bases in the first against Greg Peavey, but failed to score. On the other side, Severino Gonzalez sent the first 13 Binghamton batters down in order.

The B-Mets finally broke through in the fifth. Dustin Lawley worked a one-out walk. Nimmo answered by hitting a 2-1 pitch over the wall in left field to put Binghamton on top 2-0. It was the lefty’s first career Double-A home run.

Binghamton pitching finished the job from there. Peavey (6-1) tossed six innings of shutout ball and struck out five. The righty stranded seven runners and held the Fightins hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Randy Fontanez worked around a pair of singles in a scoreless seventh and teamed up with Adam Kolarek to complete a blank eighth. Cody Satterwhite worked around a hit batter to nail down his fourth save of the season.

Gonzalez (4-9) took the hard-luck loss after he allowed two runs on one hit and struck out seven. He retired 18 of the 21 batters he faced.

The B-Mets (45-32) finish their brief home stand against Reading on Wednesday at 6:35 PM. RHP Tyler Pill takes the mound for Binghamton opposite LHP Hoby Milner. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show, starting at 6:20 PM, can be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF and on the Binghamton Mets Baseball Network via the TuneIn App.

POSTGAME NOTES: The B-Mets were held to just two hits…Reading was 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position…The team improves to 28-13 at NYSEG Stadium…It was Binghamton’s third shutout in the last ten games…Peavey has allowed a combined three runs over his last three starts (22 innings)…it was the fewest hits in a B-Met victory since they defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 3-0, with two hits on August 30, 2013.

Catch the future stars of the New York Mets all season long at NYSEG Stadium. Visit BMETS.COM, stop by the box office or call 723-METS for tickets.

Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the team’s 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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