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Deja Vu? B-Mets fall to Trenton 6-4

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Trenton Thunder scored three runs in the seventh, erasing their second deficit of the night, in a 6-4 win over the Binghamton Mets Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Gavin Cecchini registered multiple hits for the seventh straight game in Binghamton’s eighth loss in the last ten games.

Trenton began the scoring in the second inning with a leadoff single and double against Gabriel Ynoa. With two men in scoring position, Dante Bichette Jr. brought in the first run with a groundout to second base. The next batter, Danny Oh, doubled the Thunder lead with an RBI single to left field.

Binghamton would get on the board in the third inning, beginning the frame with a walk from Jared King. With two outs and King in scoring position, Cecchini blooped a single to center field to drive in the run, extending his hitting streak to six games.

Binghamton took their first lead of the series in the fifth inning, when King reached to begin the frame, this time with a single. With two outs, Cecchini singled to left field for his second hit of the game. A Michael Conforto walk followed, loading the bases with two outs. Rodriguez lined a single to center field, driving in two runs.

Eric Jagielo doubled with one out in the sixth and, two batters later, came in to score on a two out triple from Jose Rosario to left-center field, tying the game at three.

Binghamton would regain the lead in the home half, as Aderlin Rodriguez led off with a single. After a ground out pushed him into scoring position, King would single Rodriguez home with a liner to center, his second hit of the game.

But for the second time in the game, Binghamton’s lead wouldn’t last a full inning. Rehabber Bobby Parnell came on to preserve the lead in the seventh and put the first two guys he faced on-base with a single and a walk. Mark Payton lofted a fly ball to right field that King lost in the lights, bouncing over the wall for a game tying ground-rule double.

The inning would continue, as Parnell walked Aaron Judge two batters later to load the bases. Trenton took the lead back on a Jagielo sacrifice fly to left field. The Thunder added on when the next batter, Gary Sanchez, lined the first pitch he saw to left field for an RBI single.

The Thunder bullpen retired nine of the last 10 batters they faced, closing the door in their second consecutive 6-4 win over Binghamton.

Parnell (0-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in an inning pitched. Alex Smith (1-0) got the win in relief, shutting out the B-Mets over 2.2 innings of work. Mike Montgomery earned his sixth save in as many tries with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

The B-Mets (26-26) close out their series with Trenton Thursday night at 6:35 PM. RHP Luis Cessa gets the start for Binghamton against LHP Caleb Smith. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:20 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.

POSTGAME NOTES: The B-Mets are .500 (26-26) for the first time since April 26, when they were 8-8…Binghamton has scored four or more runs in four consecutive games for the first time since May 7-10…The B-Mets are 1-6 in their last seven games.

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(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)