The Binghamton Mets and Reading Phillies played two on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania, with the B-Mets taking game one by a score of 7-2, and dropping the nightcap 3-1.
In game one, the two teams were knotted at two until the B-Mets broke the game wide open in the top of the fifth inning. Behind doubles by Reese Havens, Wilmer Flores, and Eric Campbell, as well as a Dustin Martin two run homerun, Binghamton scored five runs in the top of the frame and never looked back enroute to their 54th win of 2012.
Dustin Martin was 1-for-3 in the game with two runs scored, and two RBI’s. Reese Havens and Wilmer Flores were each 1-for-4 in the game and Eric Campbell was 1-for-3, their doubles in the fifth being their only hits in the game. Juan Lagares was 1-for-2 in the game with a double to his credit as well.
On the mound, Greg Peavey pitched the distance for the B-Mets throwing all seven innings, giving up seven hits and two runs, only one of which was earned, while striking out four and walking two. Peavey was credited with his fifth win of the season in his twentieth start.
Game two found Armando Rodriguez on the hill for the B-Mets making his second start of the season. Rodriguez lasted four innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits, both runs coming on solo home runs by Reading batters. Taking the loss in game two, Rodriguez’s record now stands at two and two on the season.
Jeff Kaplan came on in relief of Rodriguez in the fifth, making his first relief appearance since May 20th. In one inning, he gave up three hits and one earned run while striking out one. Brad Holt pitched the seventh for the B-Mets, allowing one hit and one walk while giving up no runs.
At the plate, the B-Mets were able to squeak out three hits over seven innings while scoring only one run. Dustin Martin went 1-for-3 in game two, and has now extended his hitting streak to ten games. Allan Dykstra was 1-for-3 and Pedro Zapata was 1-for-2, accounting for the B-Mets other hits in the game. Wilmer Flores, who was 0-for-2 with a walk in the game, scored the only run for the B-Mets in the top of the sixth.
B-Mets Buzz: Game four of the series will be on Sunday afternoon in Reading, with Mark Cohoon (6-7, 3.58) taking the mound against the Phillies Brody Colvin (0-0, 5.40). After the game, the B-Mets return home for an off day on Monday before starting a four game set against the New Britain Rock Cats on Tuesday night. The series will feature a doubleheader on Tuesday night, with one game being a makeup from a game that was postponed on May 7th.