B-Mets Can't Hold Early Lead

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 1, 2009 at 11:54 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON - Shawn Bowman had a double, a triple and two RBIs but the Binghamton Mets lost 5-3 to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium.

All five of the B-Mets hits went for extra bases in the contest.

Binghamton scored first when Lucas Duda drove in Caleb Stewart with a double down the right field line in the second inning.

Stewart, who came off the disabled list earlier in the day after missing 58 games, reached on a leadoff walk by Fisher Cats’ starter Brandon Magee and scored from first on the play.

Shawn Bowman added to the B-Mets lead in the fourth with a double.

Stewart reached with one out after being hit by Magee and moved to third on D.J. Wabick’s 21st double of the season.

Bowman then drove in Stewart and Wabick with a double to right to give Binghamton (29-48) a 3-0 lead.

New Hampshire (34-44) roared back in the fifth to take the lead with four runs off Binghamton starter Eric Brown, who allowed four straight hits in the frame.

Bryan Kervin, Brian Dopirak and David Cooper collected RBI’s for the Fisher Cats to make the score 4-3.

Dopirak had two RBI’s on a double off the left-center field wall.

Adam Calderone added an insurance run for the visitors in the top of the ninth with an RBI single to center off Jim Ed Warden to yield the final of 5-3.

Brown was pinned with his eighth loss of the season as he went six innings, giving up four runs on five hits.

Edgar Estanga moved to 3-3 on the season picking up the win for New Hampshire.

He went 3.2 scoreless innings of one hit ball in relief of Magee, who left the game with an injury in the fifth.

He went 4.1 innings, giving up three runs on four hits.

Danny Farquhar came on in the ninth to save his second game in as many nights.

Courtesy: Binghamton Mets

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