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B-Mets get Two Wins in One Night Thanks to Offensive Production

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Mets beat the New Britain Rock Cats, 7-2, in the resumption of Friday’s suspended game, before taking the second game, 2-1, Saturday at NYSEG Stadium. Josh Rodriguez drove in three runs in the first game, before Michael Conforto launched his second home run of the year in the second game. Robert Gsellman picked up his first career Double-A win in the 2-1 victory.

Game One- B-Mets 7, Rock Cats 2

After rain halted play in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night, the B-Mets opened the home half of the fourth inning with two runs Saturday. Binghamton would tack on five runs in the sixth, winning back-to-back games for the first time since May 22-23. Both Brock Peterson and Rodriguez had multiple RBI.

Jared King reached on a Trevor Story throwing error to begin the fourth inning. LJ Mazzilli then singled and the two runners moved into scoring position on a ground out. Brock Peterson got the B-Mets on the board by lining a two-run double to left. He has driven in 11 runs in seven games as a B-Met.

New Britain got on the board in the sixth inning against Matt Koch. The first two batters reached, one on a hit and one with a walk. After a forceout moved a runner to third base, Tom Murphy drove him in with an infield single to shortstop.

Binghamton would break the game open in the home half of the sixth inning against Ryan Arrowood. The first three B-Mets all reached base, two via base hits. With the bases full, Rodriguez drove in all three teammates with a double to left field. It was Rodriguez’s fourth consecutive game with multiple RBI.

Two batters later, Dustin Lawley would drive in Rodriguez with a double of his own to left field. Eudy Pina followed with a single to center to score Lawley and cap off the five run frame.

New Britain added a run in the ninth against Adam Kolarek, who walked the bases loaded. A Josh Rodriguez error allowed the run to come across. Kolarek then struck out Mike Tauchman for the final out.

Matt Koch (4-2) took the win in relief, allowing a run in three innings. Ryan Arrowood (0-1) took the loss in his Rock Cat debut, allowing seven runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Game Two- Binghamton 2, New Britain 1

Paul Sewald stranded the go-ahead run in scoring position in the final inning, closing the door in Robert Gsellman’s first career Double-A win in the second game.

Michael Conforto got the B-Mets on the board with a two-out home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was a liner to left-center, his second homer with the B-Mets this season.

Bryan Evans walked three B-Mets in the second inning, allowing the second run to score when he issued a free pass to his counterpart, Gsellman, with the bases loaded.

Gsellman stranded the bases loaded in the second inning, before allowing just one hit over his next three innings. New Britain got on the board in the sixth inning, when Story began the frame with a leadoff single. He was replaced by Pat Valaika on a forceout, who later moved to second on a wild pitch. With two outs, Juan Ciriaco singled to center field to get New Britain on the board. Ciriaco was then picked off of first base to end the threat.

Paul Sewald came on for the save in the seventh, allowing back-to-back one-out singles. A Tyler Massey ground out pushed both men into scoring position. With the go-ahead run at second, Sewald got Mike Tauchman to go down looking for the final out.

Gsellman (1-2) got the win, allowing one run in six innings. Evans (3-2) took the loss, allowing two runs and two hits over six frames. Sewald notched his 10th save.

The B-Mets (31-30) wrap up their series with New Britain Sunday afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Seth Lugo (2-3, 3.62) gets the start for Binghamton, against RHP Brett Marshall (0-1, 5.73).

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)