Manchester, NH (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Mets sent ten men to the plate and scored six runs in the third inning in a 10-6 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The B-Mets collected seven hits in the decisive inning and pounded out 14 hits in the game.
The B-Mets started the scoring early against New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins. Sean Kazmar led off the game by walking and Oswaldo Navarro followed with a single to left. Matt den Dekker gave the B-Mets the lead and extended his hitting streak to nine games by ripping an RBI single past Mike McDade at first base. Navarro scored one batter later when Eric Campbell bounced into a double play.
Binghamton truly turned up the heat in the third. The B-Mets set a season-high for runs in one inning by crossing home six times on seven hits. Navarro, den Dekker, Campbell and Juan Lagares pounded out four hits in a row against Jenkins. Following a flyout by Travis Ozga, the B-Mets chased Jenkins from the game with three straight hits, capped by Rylan Sandoval’s two-run triple. It was Sandoval’s first hit as a B-Met.
Matt Wright entered in relief and doused the flames by inducing Kazmar to ground out. Wright struck out the side in order in the fourth, but hit a speed bump with two outs in the fifth.
Josh Rodriguez started the rally my ripping his first home run of the season over the right centerfield fence. Juan Centeno followed with a double to left and scored two batters later on Kazmar’s single up the middle.
The offensive output was more than enough for B-Mets starter Collin McHugh to earn his second win of the roadtrip. For the second straight start, McHugh racked up six strike outs, capping his night by fanning Brian Van Kirk to end the fifth inning. The righty allowed one run on four hits and walked two. His only blemish was a solo home run by Mark Sobolewski in the second.
Trailing 10-1, New Hampshire refused to go quietly against reliever Kevin Mulvey. In his second inning on the hill, Mulvey allowed the first three to reach to start the seventh. Ryan Goins cleared the bases with a triple to right field. He scored one batter later on Brian Van Kirk’s sacrifice fly.
After a double and a walk, Robert Carson relieved Mulvey and ended the threat with a ground out and strikeout. The southpaw allowed the first two to reach in the eighth, but retired the next three Fisher Cats to post 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Josh Edgin took over in the ninth and retired the first batter he faced before Brad Glenn blasted a solo home run to left field. AJ Jimenez followed by flying out to right and Sobolewski struck out swinging to end the game. McHugh earned the win, while Jenkins lost his second game.
The B-Mets (5-6) complete their first roadtrip of the season Wednesday night in New Hampshire at 6:35 PM. It will be a matchup of top prospects as RHP Zack Wheeler gets the ball for Binghamton against RHP Deck McGuire.