The Binghamton Mets hit three home runs and the Baysox could not come back as Binghamton grabbed the series opener 8-2 from NYSEG Stadium.
The Baysox used starting pitcher Sean Bierman who was recently signed from the Atlantic League where he was pitching with Somerset. For Bierman, it was also his Double-A Debut. Binghamton grabbed the lead in the first inning as with two down, 3B Josh Rodriguez singled and then 1B Brock Peterson doubled him home with a hard ground ball down the left field line.
In the second inning solo home runs from LF Jonathan Galvez and RF Jared King gave the B-Mets a 3-0 advantage. Bowie had chances to rally early but left a runner in scoring position in three of the first four innings.
In the fifth inning, the B-Mets opened the game up. Bierman walked the leadoff hitter on five pitches. Consecutive groundballs ended in errors following – one on an errant flip from SS Ozzie Martinez and another on a missed catch by 2B Corban Joseph. Binghamton made Bowie pay as the following hitter, Rodriguez hit his league leading 17th home run with a grand slam to left field. The B-Mets had a 7-0 lead.
Doubles by 1B Trey Mancini and DH Brandon Snyder provided a run in the sixth inning. Both hitter finished the game with two hits. 3B Drew Dosch scored on an RBI-single from Martinez in the seventh. The Baysox got scoreless innings in relief from Tim Berry and Marcel Prado. RHP Jason Garcia allowed a run on two hits in an inning.
The Baysox lead Altoona by four games, Richmond by five and Akron by five in the division.
The series continues Wednesday, August 5th as LHP Ariel Miranda (1-0) will make his third Bowie start. Coverage will begin 20-minutes prior on 1430-AM WNAV and 99.9 FM in Annapolis. You can also listen online on 1430wnav.com and via the Tune-In Radio App by searching Bowie Baysox.
Bowie is back at home for a seven-game homestand beginning with Navy Night Friday, August 7th at 7:05 p.m. The entire plebe class of the Naval Academy will be in attendance with fireworks following the tilt with New Hampshire (Toronto Affiliate). Get tickets at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.