Trenton, NJ (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Mets were one out away from securing their first road series sweep of the season, but Shane Brown ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the tenth to give the Trenton Thunder a 3-2 walk-off victory Sunday afternoon at Waterfront Park.
After taking the lead in the top of the tenth on a throwing error by third baseman Jose Pirela, the B-Mets looked to Adrian Rosario to lock down the save. The righty recorded two quick outs before Zoilo Almonte dumped a single to right. After Melky Mesa walked, Rosario uncorked a wild pitch, allowing both runners to advance. Brown followed by ripping a 2-0 pitch into left for the game-winner.
For the eighth straight game, the B-Mets plated the first run. Matt den Dekker led off the fourth inning with a double against starter Brett Marshall. He moved to third on a groundout and scored when Marshall unleashed a wild pitch.
It was the only run Marshall allowed in the game. The righty gave up just five hits and struck out a season-high nine B-Mets over six innings of work. Binghamton matched a season-high by striking out 13 times.
B-Mets starter Greg Peavey labored through five innings in the no-decision. The righty dealt with at least one runner in each of his frames. After navigating through four scoreless, Peavey allowed his only run in the fifth. Jeff Farnham led off with a single and scored three batters later on a sac fly by David Adams.
The game remained tied at one through nine innings thanks to strong bullpen work. Armando Rodriguez took over for Peavey and struck out four over three scoreless innings. Brad Holt navigated around a one-out double to post a shutout ninth. Preston Claiborne held the fort down for Trenton in the seventh and eighth with scoreless innings.
Lee Hyde pitched a perfect ninth before his defense failed him in the tenth. Juan Lagares started the inning with a single and moved to second on sac bunt. Joe Bonfe followed by sending a chopper to third. Pirela fielded cleanly, but fired an errant throw to first, allowing Lagares to score from second. Pirela committed another error on the next play, but was bailed out when Pedro Zapata bounced into an inning-ending double play.
Rosario (0-1) was saddled with his first loss and first blown save as a B-Met. The runs allowed snapped an 8.1 inning scoreless streak to start the righty’s Double-A career. Hyde (2-1) earned his second win. The loss snapped Binghamton’s three-game winning streak and dropped them back to one game under .500.
The B-Mets (29-30) enjoy an off day Monday before starting a three-game series against the Reading Phillies on Tuesday night at 6:35 PM. LHP Mark Cohoon takes the mound for Binghamton against RHP Jonathan Pettibone.