Manchester, NH (WBNG Binghamton)
The Binghamton Mets dropped the middle game of its series at New
Hampshire 11-3 in a game that was completed after 4 ½ innings Wednesday night at
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium due to persistent rain. The game was delayed 40
minutes due to wet weather before it started and 36 minutes before it was called. It
marks the B-Mets third consecutive loss and the sixth in their last seven games.
New Hampshire (24-14) struck for its big inning in the second when 10 men came to the
plate against starter Mark Cohoon. The left-hander, who had cruised through a 1-2-3 first
inning, allowed a leadoff double to Mike McDade. After Moises Sierra struck out, Travis
d’Arnaud put the Fisher Cats on the board with an RBI double to left-center. Craig
Stansberry joined d’Arnaud aboard courtesy of a throwing error by third baseman Jose
Coronado. Mark Sobolewski magnified the error with a bases-clearing, two-run double to
up the lead to 3-0.
Cohoon got Callix Crabbe to groundout to short, moving him within an out of getting out
the frame. However, Darin Mastroianni lined a single to right and Adeiny Hechevarria
followed him up with an RBI single to center to keep the onslaught going. Anthony Gose
provided the exclamation mark with a three-run home run to right-center on a first-pitch
fastball. The home run, Gose’s second of the year, capped the inning at seven runs,
which tied for the most allowed by the B-Mets in a single inning.
Binghamton (13-23) responded with a run in the next inning. Jordany Valdespin lined a
single to left with one out. Fisher Cats’ starter Zach Stewart balked the runner to second
where he scored from when Josh Satin clocked an RBI double into the left-field corner,
which trimmed the deficit to 7-1.
The Fisher Cats got the run back with an RBI single from Sobolewski in the third and ran
Cohoon from the game with more offense in the fourth. Moises Sierra struck one of the
final blows with a two-out, three-run dinger to left-center in the fourth inning, which
catapulted the lead to 11-1. Cohoon left one batter later on the hook for his third loss. He
was charged with 11 runs — 6 earned — on 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings.
The B-Mets did not hand the win to Stewart without a fight, though. In the fifth,
Valdespin worked a leadoff walk. Satin followed with a double to deep center, which put
both men in scoring position. After Salomon Manriquez struck out, Brahiam Maldonado
tagged Stewart with a two-run double to left-center, making it 11-3.