Trenton 6, Binghamton 5
Oh, this sucks…Last night, the Kingsport Mets lost when they had a lead with one out to go…and the Binghamton Mets unfortunately suffered the same fate.
Noah Syndergaard had a chance to redeem himself after a bad start by starting Game One of the playoffs for the Binghamton Mets. Thor delivered, firing six innings and allowing three runs, while striking out eight batters. Tyler Austin ripped a two-run double off Thor and was responsible for two out his seven hits permitted. Syndergaard was allowed to throw 97 pitches — 65 of them for strikes — in this solid outing. He put the B-Mets in a great position to win
See, over the course of Syndergaard’s six innings, the B-Mets had given him three runs of support. The first one crossed on a double play, in the first inning, off the bat of Rhyne Hughes. Wilfredo Tovar knocked in a run in the top of the fourth and was quickly chased home by a Daniel Muno RBI double. After Syndergaard gave up a run in the bottom of the fourth, the score stood deadlocked at 3-3. Chasen Bradford and Frank Francisco — yeah, that Francisco — provided a combined three shutout innings to keep the score the same.
The game would remain at a standpoint until the top of the tenth inning, when Wilfredo Tovar came through again. This time, it was a sacrifice fly that was followed up by a Josh Rodriguez RBI single. The B-Mets went into the bottom of the tenth up two runs, and Jeff Walters came in for the save.
Walters got the first two outs without any problems…and then the Trenton Thunder put together five consecutive hits against him to score three runs. And just like that, the game was over…
If I remember correctly, Darin Gorski will get the start in Game Two for the B-Mets as they look to even the series.
Daniel Muno: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 BB, 1 R
Josh Rodriguez: 2-for-6, 1 RBI
Wilfredo Tovar: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R
Noah Syndergaard: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 8 K
Frank Francisco: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Chasen Bradford: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 3 K
Jeff Walters: 0.2 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 ER, 1 K