Thursday, June 05, 2014
Mets AA - ALTOONA 6, BINGHAMTON 5: The B-Mets stranded the tying run at second base as their ninth-inning rally fell short. Trailing by two runs against Quinton Miller, Matt Clark earned a leadoff walk and Kyle Johnson singled. Matt Reynolds then capped a four-hit game with an RBI single to pull the B-Mets within 6-5. Miller rebounded by retiring Kevin Plawecki on a fly out. He then struck out pinch hitter Rylan Sandoval looking to end the game. Binghamton had opened the scoring in the second against Joely Rodriguez. Jayce Boyd singled, took second on a passed ball and scored on Dustin Lawley’s double. Lawley advanced to third on Darrell Ceciliani’s chopper to first and scampered home when Matt Curry forced an errant throw to Rodriguez covering the bag. Altoona answered in the bottom half. After a single by Justin Howard and double by Willy Garcia, Curry lifted a fly ball to the left-field wall. Johnson jumped and kept the ball in play, but had it kick off his glove for a run-scoring double. Hansel Robles limited the damage to that single run by striking out the final two hitters of the frame.
Robles hit a wall in the fifth and failed to register the final out of the inning. Alen Hanson ripped a two-out, two-run triple, giving the Curve its first lead. Following a walk, Elias Diaz doubled as Altoona took a 5-2 lead. Binghamton used a two-out rally in the seventh against Emmanuel de Leon to get back in the game. Nelfi Zapata had a pinch-hit double and Johnson plated him with a single. Johnson scored three batters later when Plawecki was plunked with the bases loaded. De Leon preserved the 5-4 lead and stranded the bases loaded by inducing Boyd to bounce into a fielder’s choice. The Curve opened a two-run lead in the eighth against Cody Satterwhite. Second baseman Brian Burgamy charged a slow roller, but fired wide of first, putting runners at the corners. Garcia's ensuing sac fly made it 6-4. Robles (3-3) allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings. Reynolds is 7-for-11 in two games following a five-game absence due to a back issue. Box