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B-Mets offense explodes for eight runs on the road

BOWIE, MD – Rainy Lara fired seven strong innings while Brock Peterson and Josh Rodriguez drove in four runs to push the Binghamton Mets past the Bowie Baysox, 8-1, on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium. Binghamton road a three-run sixth and a four-run eighth to their largest margin of victory of the season.

The B-Mets forced Bowie starter Elih Villanueva to labor in the first, but failed to break through. The righty needed 32 pitches to work around an LJ Mazzilli single and a walk in a scoreless inning. Villanueva cruised after wiggling out of the jam, retiring the next 13 B-Mets he faced.

Rainy Lara followed a similar script. Bowie put two on in the first when Gilbert Gomez misplayed Ozzie Martinez’s line drive to center into a triple and Mike Yastrzemski walked. Xorge Carrillo gunned down Yastrzemski attempting to steal second and Brandon Snyder struck out to end the threat. Lara followed with

Gomez helped the B-Mets snap out of their offensive funk with a leadoff double in the sixth. After a pair of fly out kept him on second, Michael Conforto walked, setting the table for Peterson. The new B-Met dumped a single to center, plating Gomez with the game’s first run. Rodriguez capped the big inning by banging a two-run triple off the center-field wall.

Bowie scratched back against Lara in the bottom of the inning. Sharlon Schoop opened the frame with a double and Ozzie Martinez chased him home by skipping a single up the middle. Lara righted the ship and notched the final two outs of the sixth before posting a scoreless seventh.

Binghamton blew the game open with a four-run attack against the Baysox bullpen in the eighth. Peterson blasted an RBI double off reliever Matt Hobgood before Marcel Prado inherited the bases loaded. The B-Mets brought in all three runners on an error by Prado and RBI singles from Carrillo and Eudy Pina.

Bobby Parnell worked around a walk, a hit batter and a wild pitch in a scoreless eighth. Chase Huchingson closed the game with a blank ninth.

Lara (4-2) allowed one run over seven innings to earn his first win since May 12. The righty struck out four, walked two and held the Baysox to one hit in nine at-bats with runners in scoring position. Villanueva (4-5) was tagged for three runs on four hits over six innings in the loss.

The B-Mets (28-29) continue their three-game series in Bowie on Wednesday night at 6:35 PM. RHP Gabriel Ynoa takes the mound against LHP Tim Perry. 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: Rainy Lara earned just the second win by a B-Met starter in the last 21 games…Binghamton’s three-run sixth snapped a 31-inning scoreless streak by Bowie pitching…the B-Mets walked a season-high nine times

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(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)