New Pitcher, Same Results For Binghamton Mets

Lenny Dinardo (0-1) was called up from single-A to help fill the void left by the recently promoted Jake Joseph and Phil Seibel. Dinardo did not pitch spectacularly, but he received no help whatsoever from his offense as the Binghamton Mets fell to the Portland Sea Dogs by a score of 6-1.

Binghamton scored their first and only run in the first inning when Chris Basak tripled and scored on Ron Acuna's groundout. Acuna was activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

From there however, it was Portland's show. In the fourth inning, Justin Sherrod launched a two-run homerun off of Dinardo to give Portland the lead. The Sea Dogs tacked on three more in the fifth inning with RBI hits from Jim Goelz and Tonayne Brown, and a sacrifice fly from Kevin Youkillis. Youkillis added another sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to cap the scoring for both teams.

Dinardo was charged with the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings of work. The former St. Lucie Met also struck out three batters in his double-A debut.

Jorge De La Rosa (5-2) grabbed the victory, pitching five innings and allowing only one run on three hits and two walks, while striking out four. De La Rosa combined with Eric Glaser and Anastacio Martinez on a five-hitter against the offensively deficient B-Mets.

The loss was Binghamton's third straight, and fourth in five games.

Game two of the three-game weekend series with the first place Sea Dogs is on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Neal Musser (1-3, 2.48) gets the start for Binghamton.

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