B-Mets walk off on wild pitch, capping wild comeback

By wbng sports

August 1, 2014 Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 11:50 PM EDT

Binghamton (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Dilson Herrera tied the game with an RBI triple in the ninth and scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch to lift the Binghamton Mets over the Bowie Baysox, 9-8, on Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets scored three runs over the final two innings. The team’s combined to hit six home runs.

Brandon Nimmo started the Binghamton rally in the ninth down by one run. He smacked a double off Oliver Drake to put the tying run in scoring position. The next batter, Herrera, tripled to right-center field to plate Nimmo and tie the game. That brought up Brian Burgamy. Drake tossed the first pitch to the back stop and Herrera scored to win the game, 9-8.

The scoring started for Bowie in the first inning against Gabriel Ynoa. Back-to-back singles by Mike Yastrzemski and Niuman Romero put runners on the corners with nobody out. Buck Britton smacked a three-run home run to put the road team on top 3-0.

Bowie was helped by another long ball in the second. Garabez Rosa led-off with a solo shot to make the score 4-0.

The B-Mets got into the home run party in the third. Brian Burgamy launched a two-out pitch over the wall in left field to cut the deficit to 4-1.

The Baysox got that run back and then some in the fourth. Rosa reached on a one-out double. Two batters later, Glynn Davis hit the third home run of the night for Bowie against Ynoa to extend the lead to 6-1.

The B-Mets started their comeback in the bottom of the fourth. Travis Taijeron led off with his 13th home run of the season. After a Juan Centeno double, Brandon Nimmo moved him to third on an error by Rosa at short. Brian Burgamy reached on a fielder’s choice to score Centeno and cut the deficit to 6-3.

The rally picked off where it left off in the fifth against Marcel Prado. Darrell Ceciliani reached on an error by the third baseman, Romero. Jayce Boyd launched a pitch over the left-field wall to bring the home team within one. The inning continued with a Taijeron walk. He moved to third on a Centeno single. Nimmo tallied a base knock himself to tie the game at six.

The Baysox took the lead right back in the sixth against Hansel Robles. Ronald Bermudez walked and moved to third on a Rosa double. With two outs, Robles threw a strike to Davis, but Centeno’s toss back to the pitcher got away. A run scored on the play to give Bowie a 7-6 lead.

That lead was extended in the eighth. Yastrzemski doubled against Chase Huchingson. Back-to-back wild pitches brought him across the plate to extend the Baysox lead to 8-6.

Binghamton got a run back in the eighth against Jason Gurka. Ceciliani triple to right to start the inning. With one out, Taijeron grounded out to third. The runner scored on the play to cut the deficit to 8-7.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Ynoa went four innings and gave up six runs on seven hits. Pettit tossed four innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits. Hansel Robles and Chase Huchingson combined to allowed two runs (one earned) in 2-2/3 frames. Jack Leathersich (2-3) struck out the side the ninth inning. Drake (2-3) blew his fourth save of the season.

The B-Mets (66-46) play game three of their four-game set against Bowie on Saturday at 7:05. RHP Rainy Lara goes for the B-Mets opposite LHP Anthony Vasquez for the Baysox.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets)