B-Mets Hammer Ravens For Second Game In A Row

BINGHAMTON, NY - After pounding out 15 runs in a seven-inning game on Tuesday night, the Binghamton Mets came back for more on Wednesday. Behind the excellent pitching of Phil Seibel, the Mets scored ten times on 12 hits to beat the New Haven Ravens for the third time in a row by a score of 10-1.

Seibel (4-5), who flirted with a perfect game in his last outing, pitched six scoreless innings allowing five hits and just one walk while striking out eight to notch the victory. Seibel, who hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 20 innings pitched. Seibel's phenomenal pitching recently has lowered his ERA to 2.71, a number that hardly reflects his paltry four wins.

The B-Mets jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, then made it 2-0 in the second on a solo homerun off the bat of Marvin Seale, his second of the season. But the bats really exploded in the third inning when the B-Mets put up five runs, to be followed by a three-run fourth inning.

Seale struck again with a two-RBI double in that inning, giving him three RBI for the evening. Brian Shipp and Mike Jacobs each chipped in a pair of RBI and Rodney Nye and John Wilson each contributed one in the Mets effort.

By the time the dust settled in the fifth inning, the B-Mets had put up ten runs against New Haven pitchers and had finally given Seibel the run support he has so sorely lacked this season.

The B-Mets teed off on David Abbott (0-1), who was charged with the loss. Abbott started and lasted just three innings for the Ravens, allowing seven runs - six earned - on seven hits and a trio of walks while striking out two. Abbott's relief wasn't much better, Hugo Castellano allowed three more runs over four innings.

Nick Mattioni was credited with the three-inning save, his fourth of the season. Mattioni allowed the lone Ravens run - an RBI single off the bat of Dominic Rich in the seventh - on two hits and a walk, while fanning three.

The Mets have now won three straight games and are back in third place in the Eastern League's North Division. New Haven has lost four in a row, and eight of their last nine.

Jason Scobie (2-2, 3.34) takes the hill for the B-Mets in the last game of this four-game series on Thursday at 10:30 am. He is scheduled to face New Haven's Dave Gassner (2-2, 3.32).

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