Scobie Doobie Don't - B-Mets Blow Pitcher's Debut

BINGHAMTON, NY - It's going to be a very long homestand if the Binghamton Mets' bullpen pitches the way it did Monday night. Chad Elliott gave up five runs, and Nick Mattioni gave up four to blow a five-run lead and lose the game to the New Haven Ravens 10-7.

New Haven catcher Guillermo Quiroz blasted a two-run homerun off of Mattioni in the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie, and put the Ravens ahead for good. The homerun was followed shortly by a two-run double by Gabe Gross, who had hit the game-tying three-run homerun in the seventh.

Mattioni (0-1) was charged with the loss for giving up four runs over just one inning of relief work. The runs were the first that he had given up all season in 7 1/3 innings of work.

The Ravens tacked on another run in the ninth from a sacrifice fly off of Eric Cammack, who came in to try and stop the bleeding.

Jason Scobie started the game for Binghamton. Scobie, who was 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA in single-A Port St. Lucie, joined the team today and pitched well in his first start at the double-A level. The right-hander tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and a walk without giving up a run and striking out three.

Scobie was lifted in the sixth inning after loading the bases for reliever Chad Elliott. Elliott managed to escape the jam by getting John-Ford Griffin to pop out to the catcher, and Matt Logan to ground out to shortstop.

But Elliott ran into trouble in the next inning. After retiring the first batter, Elliott allowed four straight singles to score two runs. With runners on the corners, Gross stepped to plate and launched a game-tying homerun over the right field fence. Elliott struck out the next two batters to end the inning.

Binghamton scored four runs in the third inning to jump out to the early lead on New Haven starter Diego Markwell. Danny Garcia grounded out to plate a run, and Ron Acuna hit a two-RBI double. Later in the inning, Acuna hit a sacrifice fly to score Jeff Duncan.

Binghamton added runs in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings. In the ninth, catcher Dan Wilson led off the inning with a solo homerun. Wilson came on in the top of the eighth replace starter Mike Jacobs, who had to leave the game after getting hit in the shoulder by a foul ball. Jacobs was able to leave the field under his own power, but did not seem able to throw.

Dan Jackson (2-0) was credited with the win for the Ravens. Jackson pitched two perfect innings in relief of Markwell, striking out four. Submariner closer John Ogiltree picked up the save by recording the final two outs of the game; it was his second save of the season.

Notes: Binghamton starter David Mattox is listed as day-to-day with a strained oblique … First baseman Craig Brazell extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a 2-4 performance … Scobie spent only two weeks at the single-A level this season, after spending much of last season with low-A Brooklyn … Ravens speedster Rich Thompson has 16 infield hits in the month of April.

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