Riding their longest winning streak since June 2014, the Binghamton Mets (13-8) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-10) in a close contest. Mets pitcher Luis Cessa threw five innings and watched on as the bullpen tossed four scoreless innings to bring the Binghamton Mets’ win streak to six.
The Fisher Cats put the first run on the board with a Dwight Smith Jr. single up the middle, knocking in Shane Opitz. But the Mets responded in the bottom of the inning. Jared King knocked in Xorge Carrillo and Gavin Cecchini, brining his RBI total to a team-high 13. Matt Koch then pitched two perfect innings in his initial appearance as a reliever. The eight inning saw the arrival of lefty Dario Alvarez, who put out three in a row to bring his save total to four.
Cessa’s win increased his record to 2-1 after allowing only one earned run on seven hits. He’s off to a great start this season as he struck out five Fisher Cats over five innings. The series concludes Sunday afternoon as righty Michael Fulmer makes his 2015 debut.
The defending Eastern League Champions look to extend their streak behind a bullpen that has failed to allow even a single run in its last 20 innings pitched. Hopefully the B-Mets keep playing like their major league counterparts and have A-level success.