B-Mets Come From Behind To Win Fourth Straight

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Mets (7-5) scored three times in the seventh inning to score a come-from-behind victory over the Trenton Thunder (4-6) and improve their winning streak to four games.

The game started innocently enough with B-Met starter David Mattox cruising through the first inning. The Mets scored in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single from Ron Acuna that plated Daniel Garcia to take a 1-0 lead.

Mattox left in the second inning with an injury, giving way to Aaron Hee. Hee gave up a two-run homerun to catcher Omar Fuentes, and the Thunder went ahead 2-1.

The Thunder padded their lead in the fourth inning on an RBI double from Aaron Rifkin and a run-scoring single from Fuentes, giving him his third RBI of the night.

Hee was charged with all four runs and would have taken the loss had the Mets not charged back in the seventh inning.

Trenton starter Bryan Grace was cruising through the early innings until he ran into trouble in the fifth. Chris Basak hit an RBI single to score a run and Jeff Duncan added a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 4-3.

In the seventh inning however, the Mets put together a three-run rally on just one hit. Trenton reliever Brian Rogers walked Rodney Nye and Pat Deschenes, and then gave up an infield single to Chris Basak to load the bases. Nye scored on a wild pitch to tie the game, and Marvin Seale hit a sacrifice fly to give Binghamton back the lead. An error on Thunder third baseman Brian Myrow gave Binghamton the insurance run, and the score would stand at 6-4.

Once again, Binghamton's bullpen shined. Nick Mattioni came on in the fourth inning and pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief before giving way to Jason Saenz (1-0) with one out in the seventh. Saenz pitched the rest of the seventh, and didn't allow a hit in the eighth or ninth innings to pick up the win. Saenz also fanned a batter.

Rogers (1-1) was charged with the loss for pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up three runs - two earned - on a hit and two walks.

The B-Mets look to add on to their four-game winning streak on Sunday against the Thunder. Joey Cole (0-0) takes the mound for Binghamton against Trenton's Andy Beale (2-0), who will look to end the Thunder's three-game slide.



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