Posted by Mack Ade at 12:00 PM
BINGHAMTON,NY – The Binghamton Mets dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Reading PhilliesWednesday night at NYSEG Stadium, falling 3-1 in game one before suffering a1-0 loss in the nightcap. The B-Mets have lost three straight games and sit threegames under .500.
TheB-Mets took a one-run lead into the top of the seventh inning in the opener,but could not nail down the victory. Binghamton starter Mark Cohoon cruisedthrough six innings before things unraveled in the final frame. Brandon Trippand Jiwan James started the rally with back-to-back singles with one out.
Pinchhitter Jeremy Barnes sent a chopper to short that had double play potential.After some hesitation, Josh Rodriguez’s flip to Reese Havens at second was lateand Binghamton failed to get any outs. Miguel Abreu capitalized on the misstep andtied the game with a sac fly to center field.
Withrunners at second and third, Adrian Rosario was called in from the bullpen andimmediately surrendered a two-run single to Cesar Hernadez. Justin Friend tookover in the seventh for Reading and worked around a leadoff walk to collect his12th save.
TheB-Mets had scored their only run in the first inning off R-Phils starterJonathan Pettibone. Josh Rodriguez singled with one out and scored when JefryMarte ripped a double down the third base line. It was Binghamton’s only run ofthe day.
Cohoon(3-6) allowed three runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings in the losing effort.Pettibone (6-5) tossed six innings to collect the victory.
Binghamton’soffense was kept in check by four R-Phils pitchers in the night cap. The B-Metswere held to six hits and never had a runner reach third base in their seventhshutout loss of the year.
Readingscratched out the game’s only run in the fourth off starter Collin McHugh. CesarHernandez started the inning by lacing a triple into the right field corner.Darin Ruf quickly brought him home on a sac fly to right.
Itwas the only blemish for McHugh (5-5) in the hard-luck loss. The righty allowedone run on five hits and struck out seven over 5.2 innings.
Inhis first career start, Jordan Whatcott tossed three scoreless innings,scattering three hits. Colby Shreve posted a scoreless inning and LisalbertoBonilla (2-1) earned the official scorer-awarded win with two shutout frames.Michael Cisco nailed down his first save with a scoreless seventh.
TheB-Mets (29-32) will look to avoid their first three-game sweep of the seasonThursday morning at 10:35 AM. RHP Zack Wheeler takes the ball for Binghamtonagainst RHP Austin Hyatt. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pre-game show forthe day’s action begins at 10:20 AM on ESPN 1360 WYOS.
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