Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/7/13
It was the only game of the year with a four man umpiring crew the entire season in Binghamton. By the end of the night, Binghamton manager Pedro Lopez and his B-Met baseball team and some 4,000 Binghamton fans pined for the return of a three-man crew, or perhaps the two-man officiating teams used to arbitrate a college game, or even the one-man in blue who called a game in yesteryear. As much as the players on either team, the men in blue played a huge role in the outcome of Trenton’s 3-0 victory eliminating the home team from the Eastern League play-offs. Three umpire decisions, all going against Binghamton, weighed heavily on the outcome of Friday’s game and stirred passions to an almost riotous pitch. The pivotal Eastern League contest rolled along through four innings as a classic pitching duel. Binghamton’s Logan Verrett and Trenton’s Shane Greene matched zeroes without a baserunner from either team reaching third base during that span. As the zeroes mounted the importance of ...
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