Manchester, NH (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Mets left nine runners on base and went just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in a 2-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Monday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The B-Mets had a runner on base in each inning and at least one runner in scoring position in five different frames, but scratched out just one run in the first game of the three-game series.
The Fisher Cats cracked the scoreboard in the third. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon walked Jonathan Diaz, New Hampshire’s nine-hitter, to kick off the inning. Diaz advanced to second on an errant pickoff throw by Cohoon and scored when John Tolisano doubled to left. After Ryan Goins sacrificed Tolisano to third, Cohoon uncorked a wild pitch allowing New Hampshire’s second run to come home.
Binghamton finally broke through in the sixth against Tepera. Matt den Dekker led off by ripping a single off the glove of Mark Sobolewski at third. The hit extended his hitting streak to eight games.
After den Dekker stole second and Travis Ozga walked, Oswaldo Navarro dumped an RBI single into right field to cut New Hampshire’s lead in half.
Binghamton loaded the bases later in the inning against reliever Matt Daly, but Pedro Zapata struck out on three pitches to end the threat. In the seventh, Matt den Dekker doubled off Aaron Loup but was stranded on third when Juan Lagares grounded out.
Binghamton’s last threat came in the eighth when Oswaldo Navarro singled and advanced to second on Justin Jackson’s fielding error in center field. With the potential game-tying run on second, Ronald Uviedo came out of the bullpen and induced Josh Rodriguez to ground out to third to end the threat.
Uviedo returned in the ninth and worked a perfect frame to collect his third save. Tepera earned his first win, while Cohoon suffered his second loss.
Cohoon went a season-high six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. The southpaw walked two and struck out one. Elvin Ramirez chipped in with two scoreless innings of relief, collecting four strikeouts along the way.