|Diaz: Last 9 IP: 0 Hits, 8 BB, 10 K's.|
Two streaks came to end in the loss. CF Prentice Redman went 0-5 to end his six-game hit streak. OF Wayne Lydon had his six-game hit streak snapped as well, going 0-2 Tuesday, but did manage to steal a base to give him four straight games with at least one stolen base (8 SBs in 4 games). Binghamton closes out their 7-game road trip Wednesday night against New Britain before heading home for a 6-game home stand starting Friday.
St. Lucie Mets: It took 16 innings Tuesday for the St. Lucie Mets to eventually fall to Jupiter 3-2 to drop 1/2 game out of first place in the East Division of the Florida State League. The two teams combined for 26 base hits, but only four extra-base hits as each club had two doubles. LHP Ryan Olson spoiled eight shutout innings of relief by the bullpen, giving up two hits and an intentional walk before serving up the game winning hit to Charles Frazier. Olson, who has now given up a run in three straight relief appearances, relieved David Byard who three more innings of scoreless relief Tuesday. In 10 2/3 innings this season, Byard has not allowed any earned runs and has walked just one batter. RHP Luz Portobanco allowed just one hit in his 3 2/3 innings of work and now has thrown 8 2/3 scoreless innings of relief since his Opening Day meltdown. Portobanco has given up just four hits and has not allowed a walk during this stretch.
3B Aaron Baldiris and OF Alhaji Turay each chipped in with three hits. Turay extended his hitting streak to six games and stole his second base of the season. Baldiris' three hits extended his mini-hit streak to four games and is hitting .375 over his last six games to raise his average to .326 on the year. One streak Baldiris is fighting? He has not gotten an extra-base hit in his last eight games.
Capital City Bombers: RHP Celso Rondon could not pick up the save in the Bombers' 6-5 loss to Kannapolis Tuesday. Rondon served up a two-run, walk-off home run to Charlie Lisk in the bottom of the ninth. Rondon has had a nightmare beginning to the season, giving up seven earned runs in his first four relief appearances. RHP Tanner Osberg has another solid start Tuesday, allowing just one earned run while scattering seven hits through five innings. Osberg has walked just two batters this season but opposing batters are hitting .290 off of him thus far.
In what is quickly becoming "old" news, DH Ian Bladergroen (2-4, HR, RBI) was the offensive star for the Bombers, homering in his fourth game in his last six played. 3B Shawn Bowman (1-5) extended his hitting streak to six games in his final at-bat with the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning before Rondon's blown save. While Bladergroen, Bowman, and Tyler Davidson have thrived at the plate, 2B Blake Whealy has struggled mightily. Whealy went 0-3 Tuesday, his fourth game out of his last five without a hit to lower his average to .154 for the season. Whealy has struck out 7 times in his last 16 plate appearances.