BINGHAMTON- The Binghamton Mets dropped a season-high fifth straight game and the third straight to the New Britain Rock Cats.
Josh Thole stayed hot going 2-4 and scoring the B-Mets only run as the Rock Cats won their eighth straight game.
New Britain (22-20) brought 10 men to the plate in the fifth inning and scored six runs on five hits and an error off B-Mets starter Dylan Owen.
The six runs tied a season-high for runs allowed in an inning by Binghamton.
Owen went six innings and struck out four in the loss.
Stephen Clyne gave up three runs in the seventh after walking three men. Matt Moses, who went 3-5 in the game, hit a two-run double in the inning.
Clyne gave up four earned runs to tie a season-high for B-Mets’ relievers.
Adam Bostick came on and got Clyne out of a jam by grounding Whit Robbins into a double play and striking out Erik Lis.
Rock Cats’ starter Jeff Manship silenced the Binghamton (18-23) bats one night after they collected 17 hits.
He went a season-high eight innings giving up one run on four hits for his fourth win.
The B-Mets broke up Manship’s shutout in the seventh on Shawn Bowman’s RBI groundout to third that scored Thole.
Courtesy: Binghamton Mets