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d'Arnaud goes 1-3 as B-Mets fall to Rock Cats

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BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Mets hit into three double plays and were held to one hit in their final four turns at the plate in a 4-1 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton managed multiple baserunners in just two innings, as Ryan Carpenter earned his second win in six weeks. Gabriel Ynoa allowed three runs in the loss and failed to make into the seventh inning for the first time in eight starts.

New Britain struck first when Joey Wong led off the second inning with a double against Ynoa, following by a Will Swanner home run to left. It was Swanner’s 14th home run of the season, third most in the league.

Binghamton responded in the home half, when Brock Peterson smacked a double inside the third base bag against Ryan Carpenter. With two outs, LJ Mazzilli blooped a single to center to get the B-Mets on the board. All 10 of Mazzilli’s B-Met RBI have come in his last 26 games.

New Britain would take back their two run advantage in the fourth inning, using two bloopers to the outfield to place men on the corners to begin the frame. Jan Vazquez then bunted up the first base line, where Ynoa bobbled the exchange from glove to hand, dropping the ball and allowing everyone to reach safely. The bunt single put New Britain on top after three.

Carpenter stymied Binghamton all night, using two doubleplay balls in the first three innings and stranding five runners over his final four innings of work. Binghamton put two on with one out in the fourth, before Carpenter wiggled out of the jam. The B-Mets would not get multiple baserunners in an inning the rest of the night.

Kraig Sitton came on in relief to pitch a 1-2-3 eighth inning, paving the way for Austin House. The All-Star allowed a one out walk in the ninth inning, before inducing a game ending doubleplay from Mazzilli. It was the third doubleplay turned in by the Rock Cats.

New Britain added their fourth run in the top of the ninth when Josh Smoker, working in his second inning of relief, uncorked a wild pitch with runners at second and third.

Carpenter (6-11) earned his second win since June 6th, allowing an earned run in seven innings. Gabriel Ynoa (7-7) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs in six innings. House notched his 20th save of the season, and first since June 18th.

The B-Mets (55-45) continue their series with New Britain Tuesday night at 7:05 PM at NYSEG Stadium. RHP Michael Fulmer gets the ball against RHP Ryan Arrowood. 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: LJ Mazzilli has hit into all nine of his double plays in his last 20 games…Joe Benson has reached base in all 14 games with Binghamton…The B-Met bullpen has tossed 18-1/3 scoreless innings of relief over their last five plus games.

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(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)