The Binghamton Mets blasted a season-best six home runs and set a
season-high with 11 runs scored en route to an 11-1 rout of the Reading Phillies at First
Energy Stadium Thursday night. Jordany Valdespin accounted for two of the long balls
with a 3-for-4 performance and two RBI.
The B-Mets jumped all over Long Island-native Joe Esposito in the first inning. Matt den
Dekker led off with a solo homer over the right-centerfield wall. It was his third homer in
his last four at-bats. Two batters later, Josh Satin ripped a one-out double down the leftfield
line. Allan Dykstra followed with his second homer in as many games to put
Binghamton ahead 3-0.
Jordany Valdespin added on to the lead in the third inning with the first of his two solo
homers, a no-doubt bomb to right.
Meanwhile, Collin McHugh faced the minimum through the first three innings. In the
fourth, Freddy Galvis led off with a double off the right field wall. Two batters later, Matt
Rizzotti drove in the R-Phils only run with a single to right, cutting the deficit to three.
Binghamton (40-59) issued a rebuttal in the fifth and knocked Esposito out of the game.
The starter exited after walking den Dekker to start the inning. Chris Kissock replaced
him and promptly hit Valdespin with a pitch. Satin followed with an RBI single to center
to push the lead back four.
Esposito was hung with his second loss. He surrendered five earned runs on six hits over
four-plus innings. By contrast, McHugh exited to the win after a 1-2-3 fifth inning. He
allowed a run on four hits and struck out four for his third win.
The B-Mets added two more runs in the sixth thanks to an RBI single from McHugh and a
throwing error by Galvis.
Reading (51-47) was also hapless against reliever Jack Egbert. The right-hander, who
was making his Binghamton debut, finished the game with four innings of one-hit relief
for the save.