Mets Minors: Pill Fires Eight Scoreless Innings In 6-0 B-Mets Win


The Binghamton Mets got just what the doctor ordered last night at NYSEG Stadium when Tyler Pill tossed 8.0 innings of shutout baseball as the B-Mets downed Portland, 6-0, to complete a three game sweep.

Pill, historically a dependable starter for Binghamton, had struggled in his first two outings, but seems to have turned things around in his last two trips to the hill. That’s a positive sign for Binghamton’s rotation moving forward.

A pitcher with a surgeon’s precision, Pill brought his A-game on Wednesday limiting the Sea Dogs to just four hits while striking out seven, walking one, and hitting a batter.

Reliever Kelly Secrest followed Pill and fanned two more Sea Dogs working a scoreless eighth for the B-Mets.

Binghamton scored all the runs they would need in their first at- bat. Derrick Gibson led off with a double and scored when Kyle Johnson reached base on an infield error.

After Niuman Garcia walked, Dominic Smith continued his hot hitting, singling to drive Johnson home. With another two hit night – Smith has added 106 points to his batting average during this home stand lifting this batting average from .174 to .280.

Later in the inning, L.J. Mazzilli laced a double to left-field driving home Garcia and Smith and providing Pill with all the firepower he would need.

Smith led off the home fifth with his second hit of the night and scored when Victor De La Cruz doubled.

Binghamton added their final tally when Mazzilli lined a one-out single to centerfield, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on an infield error. Mazzilli had a three-hit night for Binghamton.

The B-Mets ended their homestead at 9-9 and travel to New Hampshire to start a seven game road trip on Friday night.

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MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.