Shootout At NYSEG: B-Mets Score Nine, Lose Anyway

BINGHAMTON, NY – After putting up a combined 25 runs over their last two games, the Binghamton Mets scored nine more on Thursday against New Haven. But this time, the Ravens wouldn't go down quietly, putting up 12 runs of their own and beating the Mets to avoid the sweep 12-9.

Binghamton jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but starter Jason Scobie couldn't hold it. In the second inning, Ravens catcher Guillermo Quiroz – who homered twice during the last series between these two teams – connected for a two-run shot to give the Ravens the brief 2-1 lead.

The Mets fired right back with a homerun of their own off the bat of Jeff Duncan. Duncan's two run shot capped a three-run inning for Binghamton. It was his third of the year and first since rejoining the team after a short stint in the majors.

But Scobie just couldn't hold on to his slim lead. After blanking the Ravens in the third, Scobie allowed six runs in the fourth inning to give the Ravens the lead, a lead they would maintain for the rest of the game.

Scobie (2-3) allowed eight runs through three innings on five hits and four walks while fanning three to pick up the loss. Jason Saenz allowed the other four New Haven runs during his 2 2/3 innings of work.

Dave Gassner (3-2) allowed seven runs – four earned – on eight hits and three walks through 5 1/3 innings but picked up a win anyway. He struck out six batters.

Quiroz and Alexis Rios paced the Ravens with three RBI each. Rich Thompson added two RBI of his own, and three other players drove in a run.

Tony Calabrese drove in four runs to give him 11 RBI for the season, in just 11 games played with the B-Mets.

The Portland Sea Dogs come to town next for a four-game set, including a doubleheader on Friday. Jake Joseph (2-4, 5.51) gets the start on Friday for Binghamton. He will face Portland's Tim Kester (2-3, 3.00).

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