Trenton, NJ (WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Binghamton Mets used a four-run seventh inning to top the Trenton Thunder, 10-7, on Saturday night at Arm & Hammer Park. Dilson Herrera went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run, four RBI and scored three times. The teams combined for 30 hits.
The B-Mets got to starter Jaron Long right away. In the top of the first inning, Brandon Nimmo and Herrera hit back-to-back singles to start the frame. Brian Burgamy tallied a single to right field that scored Nimmo. Herrera went for third on the play and Jake Cave’s throw from right field went wide of the third baseman, Dan Fiorito. Herrera scored on the play and Burgamy moved to third base. Dustin Lawley came to the plate and grounded out to short, but Burgamy scored to spot the B-Mets a 3-0 lead.
Trenton cut into that advantage right away in the bottom of the frame. Cave and Ben Gamel each singled off of Gabriel Ynoa to start the rally. Gary Sanchez then hit a pitch to right field that brought home Cave. After a strikeout, Tyler Austin hit an RBI single to cut the deficit to 3-2.
The teams traded zeroes over the next three frames. In the fifth inning, Darrell Ceciliani led off with a double. With two outs, Nimmo walked and came around to score on a three-run home run by Herrera to put the B-Mets up 6-2.
The Thunder responded with in the bottom of the frame. Cave tripled start things and scored on a ground out by Gamel. With two outs, Peter O’Brien hit his 21st home run of the year over the right-field wall to make the score 6-4.
Trenton rallied to take the lead in the seventh. After Ryan Fraser got the first two outs, Cave hit his second triple of the game and scored on a Gamel single. Sanchez reached on a single of his own. O’Brien and Austin brought them home with back-to-back base knocks and Trenton took a 7-6 lead.
The B-Mets answered with a big seventh inning against Phil Wetherell. Xorge Carrillo started things with a double down the left-field line. A single by Kyle Johnson and a Nimmo sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out. Herrera reached on a fielder’s choice and Burgamy on an error by the second baseman to each plate a runner and put the Binghamton back on top. After a ground out, T.J. Rivera smacked a two-RBI single to put the B-Mets on top 10-7. The team sent ten batters to the plate in the frame.
Randy Fontanez and Cody Satterwhite combined to pitch a shutout over the final three innings to close out the victory. Fraser (3-2) gave up three runs on five hits in an inning of work. Wetherell (0-3) allowed four runs (two earned) in 1-2/3 innings. Neither starter factored into the decision and both went five innings. Ynoa gave up four runs on eight hits, while Long gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits. Satterwhite worked out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth and tossed a scoreless ninth for his tenth save of the year.
The B-Mets (63-43) wrap up their road trip with the series finale against the Thunder at 1:05 PM. RHP Rainy Lara goes for Binghamton opposite LHP Manny Banuelos for Trenton.
(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets)