B-Mets Shut Out By Aeros

The Binghamton Mets can't seem to catch a break. Neal Musser allowed just one unearned run over six innings but was out-dueled by the Akron Aeros' Kyle Denney. Denney pitched six innings of shutout ball, and the Aeros' bullpen slammed the door on Binghamton, sending them to their fourth straight loss.

Grady Sizemore reached base in the first inning off of Binghamton shortstop Gil Velazquez's error. Sizemore scored on Corey Smith's RBI single to give Akron a 1-0 lead and all the runs it would need to defeat the Binghamton Mets.

Kyle Denney (5-1) was brilliant through six innings, not allowing a run on four hits and no walks. The right-hander struck out seven batters en route to the victory, his first in three chances since May 6.

Musser (0-2), filling in for the injured Bob Keppel, took a hard-luck loss after pitching six innings, allowing just the one unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out six Aeros batters.

Akron first baseman Luis Gonzalez added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Gonzalez hit an RBI single scoring Maicer Izturis to put the Aeros up 2-0.

In the top of the seventh inning, the Mets picked up three hits against former Atlanta Brave Mark Wohlers. Wohlers is in Akron rehabbing after elbow surgery in March. Despite the three hits, the Mets were unable to score as Wohlers worked out of the inning.

Jack Cressend pitched the eighth and ninth innings perfectly for his first save of the season.

Rodney Nye and Pat Deschenes each had two hits in the Mets' loss, and Craig Brazell continued his hitting streak with a single. The Mets managed to knock seven hits in the contest, but couldn't put a run across.

Jeromy Burnitz, in his second start for Binghamton went 0-4.

The final game of the four-game series is on Thursday at 7:05 pm. Joe Cole (2-0, 3.51) will take the mound for Binghamton to face Fernando Cabrera (2-2, 2.36) of the Aeros.

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