Rosenbaum Shuts Down B-Mets Offense

By WBNG News

May 5, 2012 Updated May 5, 2012 at 10:27 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Harrisburg Senators starter Danny Rosenbaum faced two over the minimum en route to a 2-1 complete game victory over the B-Mets Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. It was the southpaw’s league-leading second complete game.

The B-Mets managed just five hits against the current Eastern League ERA leader, bounced into three double plays and had one caught stealing, resulting in a season-low one left on base.

Harrisburg packed their offense into the fourth. After three scoreless innings, B-Mets starter Darin Gorski fell into trouble in the fourth. He walked leadoff hitter Destin Hood and surrendered a single to Chris Rahl. An attempted pickoff throw to second sailed into center, allowing both runners to advance.

With runners at second and third, Sandy Leon plated Harrisburg’s first run with a groundout to second and Jose Lozada collected his fifth RBI of the year with a single to left.

It was the only runs allowed by the lefty in the game. Gorski (2-1) finished after six innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out four in the losing effort.

Binghamton scored their only run against Rosenbaum in the sixth. Oswaldo Navarro walked to start the inning. The walk extended Navarro’s on-base streak to 10 consecutive plate appearances. After a pair of groundouts, Pedro Zapata ripped a double to left to bring Navarro home.

The B-Mets had singles in the seventh and eighth innings that were quickly erased by double plays. Rosenbaum (4-0) turned them down in order in the ninth to cap his stellar 109-pitch day. He walked just one and struck out five in his fourth win.

The B-Mets (13-15) attempt to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Greg Peavey matches up against RHP Robert Gilliam.

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