New Hampshire 5, Binghamton 2
The Binghamton Mets were kept in check by three New Hampshire Fisher Cats pitchers in a 5-2 loss on Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The teams traded runs early. With two outs in the first, Ryan Schimpf laced a 1-1 pitch from Erik Goeddel over the right field wall, giving the Fisher Cats an one-run lead. Binghamton answered back in the top of the second on an RBI groundout from Blake Forsythe knotting the game at one.
New Hampshire broke the tie with a pair of scores in the second. After the first two reached against Goeddel, Adam Loewen stroked an RBI single up the middle and John Tolisano produced a sac fly to center field. Kevin Pillar stretched the lead to three in the third by banging an inside-the-park home run off the center field wall.
The B-Mets struggled to find their offensive groove against New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. After allowing a single to Richard Lucas in the second, the righty retired 12 of the next 13 B-...