Binghamton Mets (30-32) vs.
Altoona Curve (29-35)
Double-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Gonzalez Germen (2-4, 4.50) vs. RHP Brandon Cumpton (7-4, 2.97)
Game #64 • Friday, June 15, 2012
NYSEG Stadium • Binghamton, NY • 7:05 PM
LAST GAME: The B-Mets snapped a three-game losing streak and avoided getting swept by the Reading Phillies in an 8-5 win yesterday at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton broke a tie game with by plating two runs in the seventh inning without hitting the ball out of the infield. The B-Mets used two walks, two infield singles and a throwing error by reliever Juan Morillo to take the lead for good. Zack Wheeler made the start for Binghamton and battled through six innings, allowing a season-high three runs on seven hits in the no-decision. Edgar Ramirez worked around an error and a walk to post a scoreless seventh inning, earning his first win since July 14, 2011. After Brad Holt threw a perfect eight, Adrian Rosario nearly fumbled a five-run lead in the ninth. The righty allowed two runs on three hits, while recording just two outs. With the tying run at the plate, Robert Carson entered and nailed down his fourth save by inducing Sebastian Valle to fly out to end the game.
STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Gonzalez Germen (2-4, 4.50) makes his seventh appearance and sixth start for the B-Mets. The native of the Dominican Republic snapped a three-game losing streak by earned the win against the Trenton Thunder in his last start on June 8. The righty allowed two runs on five hits and matched a season-high with 7.0 innings. He issued no walks and struck out six. Germen was promoted from St. Lucie (High-A) on May 4 to fill-in when Zack Wheeler went on the disabled list. Germen went 3-0 with a 3.04 ERA in five games (four starts) with St. Lucie before his promotion.
RHP Brandon Cumpton (7-4, 2.97) takes the mound for his team-leading 13th start of the season. The Georgia native comes off his first no-decision of the season, allowing one run on two hits over 6.1 innings against the Akron Aeros on June 9. He struck out a season-best six, but walked four, also a season-high. Cumpton has won seven of his last nine decisions and has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his 12 starts. Righties are hitting just .211 against Cumpton. Selected in the 9th round of the 2010 draft out of Georgia Tech, he is in his first year with the Curve.
from team press release