Leathersich Strikes Out Six In Relief, Mejia Solid In Buffalo 2-1 Win
Buffalo 2, Toledo 1
By Andrew O’Brien
The Buffalo Bisons needed extra innings Monday night, but an error led to another Herd win, this time defeating Toledo, 2-1, in 10 innings.
In the top of the 10th inning, Dustin Martin led off with a line-drive double to right to give the Bisons a runner in scoring position with no outs. Corey Wimberly laid down a sacrifice bunt, but a throwing error by Mud Hens closer David Downs allowed Martin to score and Wimberly advanced to second.
Pedro Beato continued his rehab assignment, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings in relief in which he allowed no hits and struck out one.
Jenrry Mejia started for Buffalo. He went 5.1 innings and allowed two hits and no runs while striking out three and walking one. He threw 72 pitches (43 strikes) and now has a 1.59 ERA in Triple-A.
Herd Rumblings: Matt Tuiasosopo had the lone Bisons RBI and finished the game 1-for-4. Bisons improved to 3-4 in extra innings after Monday night’s win. Fred Lewis stole three bases to become the team leader in steals in front of Wimberly’s seven. The Herd is now 2-2 on their eight-game road trip. Buffalo (33-25) begins a four-game series with Columbus 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Binghamton Suspended Again
By Tim Burns
Persistent rain in Binghamton caused the field to be deemed ‘unplayable’ by the umpiring crew at the Akron Aeros versus Binghamton Mets games on Monday morning, causing the doubleheader to be cancelled. Game one of the day was a continuation of the game that was suspended from Sunday afternoon. This was the Aeros last trip to Binghamton in 2012, so unfortunately the B-Mets have lost home field advantage in the series as both games will be made up when they visit Akron later this month.
B-Mets Buzz: Binghamton now goes on a six game road trip, beginning on Tuesday night in Harrisburg against the Senators. After three games in the capital of Pennsylvania, they will head over to Trenton to take on the Double A Yankees in a three game set as well. Tuesday night will feature the B-Mets Mark Cohoon taking on the Senators Paul Demny.
Tampa 2, St. Lucie 1
By Joe D.
The Mets offense came up short last night as they fell to the rival Yankees 2-1, but there were some great pitching stories for St. Lucie in this one.
Chase Huchingson sort of rebounded from a forgettable start and held Tampa to just one run in five innings pitched, allowing six hits and walking three batters while striking out four. His ERA, which had been taking a hit of late, is now back to a respectable 3.02 for the season.
Jack Leathersich, who has also had a couple of rough outings lately, relieved Huchingson and looked like he was back on track as he delivered an absolutely dominating performance in his 2.2 scoreless innings of relief in which he allowed just three harmless baserunners and struck out a whopping six Yankees. Can I get a HELL YEAH!
Taylor Whitenton took the loss when the Yankees broke the 1-1 deadlock in the top of the tenth.
Offensively, there’s not much to say as the Mets were held to just four hits in the game. Their only run came in the bottom of the ninth when Alonzo Harris got on via a walk and later scored on a Blake Forsythe single to tie the game and send it into extras.
Lucie Logistics: Guess who starts tonight against Tampa? It’s recently promoted Tyler Pill who will make his first start for St. Lucie as they take on the Clearwater Threshers with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30 PM. Despite the loss, I look at St. Lucies 44-13 record and it just boggles my mind. Cory Mazzoni is 5-0 and remains undefeated, but Angel Cuan is the real unsung hero of the Mets rotation. Cuan is now third in the league with a sparkling 2.40 ERA to lead the team.
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