B-Mets Win Game One of Double-Header Behind Johnson's Bat and Bowman's Arm | Astromets Mind

Saturday, April 26, 2014

B-Mets Win Game One of Double-Header Behind Johnson's Bat and Bowman's Arm

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Binghamton Mets @ Erie SeaWolves


Matthew Bowman @ Jeff Ferrell



The Highlights:


Bowman (W, 3-0) – 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 SO, 3 BB, 84 pitches, 45 strikes (54%), 23 batters faced, 7 ground outs, 2 fly outs

Kolarek (S, 1) – 1.2 IP, 20 pitches, 12 strikes (60%), 5 batters faced, 3 ground outs, 1 fly out


Kyle Johnson – 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI (8), 2B (5), HR (1)

Brian Burgamy – 2-4, R

Matt Reynolds – 1-2, R, RBI (5), 2 BB

Matt Clark – 2-4, R, 3 RBI (16), HR (6), SO


            It was a beautiful day for baseball at Jerry Uht Park in Erie, Pa, so it worked out nicely that these two teams had a double header on tap after a rainout Friday night. The B-Mets got off to a quick start offensively in game 1 and never looked back. Matthew Bowman picked up his third win of the season despite less than stellar control, as Erie was unable to make much hard contact off of him. Kyle Johnson had the golden bat of the day, getting things started in the 1st and providing the big hit in the 2nd.
            Erie starter Jeff Ferrell looked on pace for a short outing as he struggled through a long, 35 pitch 2nd inning while the B-Mets batted around. However, aside from the double to Plaw, he didn’t actually give up a lot of hard contact in the inning – the HR barely got out and was off the end of Johnson’s bat. He’d settle down to strike out the last two hitters of the inning before working through the 3rd and 4th innings with 15 pitches.
            Meanwhile, Bowman was missing around the plate a lot all day, but not giving up any hard contact. He works rather quickly on the mound, often staring down the hitter in ready position as they step in, and shows his back to the batter when pitching out of the windup. Despite not missing by much, Erie batters were willing to just keep taking pitches for balls against Bowman, which drove his pitch count up some. His strikeouts came on down and in sliders to lefties, both very nice pitches.
With his pitch count getting higher in the 6th, and Erie threatening with runners on 1st and 2nd and one out, B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez decided to go to lefty Adam Kolarek, who would come in for the last 5 outs. Kolarek would get out of a tough jam in the 6th by getting Moya to pop out and Green to ground out, both to the most sure-handed fielder out there, Wilfredo Tovar. After Matt Clark added an insurance HR in the top of the 7th, Kolarek would make quick work of Erie in the 9th for his first save of the season.
Binghamton has Darin Gorski scheduled for game 2, ready to begin shortly after this game ended.

Play By Play

1st inning
1)   Kyle Johnson hit a popup up to shallow RF that dropped in due to miscommunication between the 2B and the RF, as both backed off. 2B9/P9LS
2)   Brian Burgamy flied out to the LF corner. 7/F7LD
3)   Matt Reynolds lined an RBI single into right-center field. S8/L89
4)   Matt Clark popped out to 3B. 5/P5D
5)   Cory Vaughn popped out to 2B. 6/P4M
Totals: 1 R, 2 H, 1 2B, 1 LOB
1)   Jamie Johnson hit a sharp grounder to 1B that was backhanded by Boyd, and then tossed onto Bowman for the out. 31/G3
2)   Jason Krizan hit a soft line drive for a single up the middle, just out of the reach of a diving Reynold. S8/L6M
3)   Eugenio Suarez flied out to RF. 9/F9
4)   Aaron Westlake lined out to CF. 8/L8
Totals: 1 H, 1 LOB
2nd inning
1)   Kevin Plawecki hit a 0-2 line drive double to deep CF. 2B8/L78D
2)   Jayce Boyd fouled off a lot of pitches to get to a full count after falling behind 0-2. He then grounded the 9th pitch up the middle for a single. Plaw to 3B. S8/G6M
3)   Dustin Lawley flied out to shallow LF; too shallow for Plaw to tag up. 7/F7S
4)   Wilfredo Tovar pulled a hard grounder passed the 3B for an RBI single.
5)   Johnson flared a 3R-HR to LF on the first-pitch fastball – it just got out.
6)   Burgamy lined a single into CF. S8/L8S
7)   Reynolds walked.
8)   Clark struck out on a foul tip into the mitt.
9)   Vaughn struck out swinging at an outside fastball.
Totals: 4 R, 5 H, 2B, HR, BB, 1 LOB
1)   Ramon Cabrera hit a medium grounder to Tovar on a 3-1 count. 43/G4
2)   Steven Moya flied out to left-center field on a 1-0 count. 7/F78
3)   Dean Green struck out swinging on a nasty 2-2 slider, down and in.

Totals: 1 SO
3rd inning
1)   Plawecki popped up on the infield. 5/P15
2)   Boyd hit the first pitch on the ground weakly at the 2B. 43/G4
3)   Lawley hit a line drive off the end of the bat right at the LF. 7/F7
Totals: 9 Pitches
1)   Francisco Martinez walked on a 3-2 pitch that sailed inside.
2)   Corey Jones flied out to RF. 9/F9
3)   Johnson lined an RBI double off the wall in right-center field on a 3-1 fastball. 2B8/89D
4)   Krizan lined out right at Tovar. 4/L4
5)   Suarez hit a soft grounder right at Reynolds for an easy out; Reynolds didn’t bother to charge it though. 63/G6
Totals: 1 R, 1 H, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 LOB
4th inning
1)   Tovar hit a line drive a step to the right of the 1B. 3/L3
2)   Johnson grounded out weakly on the first pitch, right at the 1B bag. 3u/G3
3)   Burgamy hit a sharp grounder towards 1B that was cut off with a diving stop by the 1B, who tossed to the pitcher in time for the out. 31/G3
Totals: 6 Pitches
1)   Westlake hit a sharp grounder off the foot of Bowman, which deflected right to the 1B bag. 13/G1
2)   Cabrera hit a grounder back up the middle, handled cleanly by Reynolds. 63/G6M
3)   Moya flared one down the LF line for a double. 2B7/L7LS
4)   Green popped up on the infield. 6/P6
Totals: 1 H, 1 2B, 1 LOB
5th inning  
1)   Reynolds hit a half-swing tapper for an easy out. 13/G13
2)   Clark flared a single just beyond the reach of the 3B. S7/L5D
3)   Vaughn hit a soft line drive for a single, as the ball just squeezed under the glove of the SS.
4)   Plawecki hit a routine double play ball to end the inning. 643/G6
Totals: 2 H, GIDP, 1 LOB
1)   Martinez grounded weakly towards the SS hole. Reynolds rounded the ball as he charged to get his momentum towards 1B and get the runner by a step. 63/G56
2)   Jones struck out swinging on a low, inside breaking ball.
3)   Johnson walked on four pitches.
4)   Krizan tapped back to the mound. 13/G1
Totals: 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 LOB
6th inning
Top (Substitution: Nick Avila pitching for Erie)
1)   Boyd grounded out to 1B. 3u/G3
2)   Lawley grounded out back to the pitcher. 13/G1
3)   Tovar grounded out to 3B. 53/G5
Totals: 9 Pitches
1)   Suarez lined a single into LF. S7/L7S
2)   Westlake hit a grounder into RF for a single. Suarez was thrown out trying to reach 3B. S9/G43
3)   Cabrera walked.
(Substitution: Adam Kolarek pitching for Binghamton)
4)   Moya popped out to 2B. 4/P4
5)   Green grounded out to 2B. 34/G4
Totals: 2 H, BB, 3 LOB
7th inning
1)   Johnson lined a single into RF. S9/L9
*Picked off trying to steal 2B
2)   Burgamy grounded up the middle for a single to CF. S8/G6M
3)   Reynolds walked.
4)   Clark hit a 3R HR to LF.
5)   Vaughn walked.
6)   Plawecki flied out to RF. 9/F9
7)   Boyd grounded out to the SS for a force out. 64/G6
Totals: 3 R
1)   Martinez flied out to RF. 9/F9
2)   Jones grounded out to the SS. 63/G6
3)   Johnson grounded out to the 2B. 43/G4
Totals: 13 Pitches, 1 Save
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