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Double Plays Stall Offense, and then Big 7th From Portland Dooms B-Mets

Portland Sea Dogs @ Binghamton Mets

May 26, 2015




W: Gunkel (2-0, 4.05 ERA); L: Ynoa (2-3, 4.72 ERA)

The Highlights:


Gabriel Ynoa – 6.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 HR, 84 Pitches (55 Strikes), 5 GO: 8 FO
Adam Kolarek (5.96 ERA) – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, BB, 2 SO, 2 IR – 2 S
Vic Black (0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, H, 1 GO: 1 FO
Bobby Parnell (0.00 ERA) – 1 IP, BB, SO, 1 GO


Gavin Cecchini – 1-4, RBI (20), SF, SO
Jared King – 1-4, BB, SO, GIDP
Josh Rodriguez – 3-5, R, HR (9), RBI (28), SO, GIDP
Jayce Boyd – 1-4, SO, GIDP
Dustin Lawley – 2-4, 2 R
Aderlin Rodriguez – 3-4, R, 2 2B (6), HR (4), 3 RBI (21), SO
Eudy Pina – 4-4, R, 3B (4)


            The Binghamton Mets ended four of their scoring threats with double plays Tuesday night, which is how a team scores only 5 runs on 15 hits, including 5 extra base hits (2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR). Despite all of those wasted opportunities, the B-Mets might’ve won if not for a big 7th from Portland against starter Gabriel Ynoa and reliever Adam Kolarek, who had been Mr. Reliable the past 4 weeks. Kolarek came in with runners on the corners and one out, looking to keep it a 3-2 game, especially since the B-Mets had just broken through in the bottom of the 6th. Kolarek allowed an RBI single to the first batter he faced, but then struck out Marco Hernandez for the second out of the inning. Unfortunately, the next two batters would reach, as Portland built an 8-2 lead. The B-Mets would scratch out 3 runs over the 7th and 8th innings, and then Vic Black and Bobby Parnell kept Portland at bay in the 8th and 9th innings (see below for more details), but Portland’s 8-run total was out of reach.
            Check out more from the game below, including GIFs of the offense and details from the rehab assignments. This series continues Wednesday at 6:35 PM, with the B-Mets scheduled to send Dillon Gee to the mound.

Scoring Highlights

            Gavin Cecchini led off the 1st with a single, but Jared King killed the momentum with a GIDP.

            Aderlin Rodriguez hit a two out double in the 2nd.

            Eudy Pina got his big day started with a leadoff single in the 3rd – the B-Mets would load the bases with one out in the frame, but Jayce Boyd killed the momentum with a GIDP.

            Pina picked up a one out single in the 5th on an 0-2 count.

            Josh Rodriguez led off the 6th with his 9th blast of the year. Boyd and Dustin Lawley followed with singles, but Xorge Carrillo killed the momentum with a GIDP. Aderlin followed with his second double of the game, driving in Lawley from 2B.

            Pina led off the 7th with a triple, and then scored on a sac fly from Cecchini.

            Lawley hit a single in the 8th, and then came home to score on Aderlin’s third extra base hit of the game, a blast to left center field.

            Eudy Pina finished his big day with a single leading off the 9th.

Pitcher Coverage

Gabriel Ynoa

Table 1 – Pitch count by inning, with strikes in parenthesis
8 (4)
9 (7)
26 (17)
8 (5)
16 (10)
8 (6)
9 (6)
84 (55)

            It was another weird start for Ynoa, who was great in 5 of the innings, but struggled during one stretch in the 3rd – allowing back-to-back homeruns, followed by a double to the LF corner – and then left with runners on the corners and one out in the 7th. He had zero strikeouts and only one swinging strike in the game, which is just not going to play, even in AA, because even on a night when he was otherwise rolling, he ran into trouble. Both homeruns were on fastball that didn’t get inside far enough, the second one coming in at 94 MPH to a lefty. Not sure what’s going on here.

Vic Black

Was mostly 92-93 MPH on the scoreboard, per Lynn Worthy. Announcer Tim Heiman was suggesting that he may be done with Binghamton since he got over the hump of pitching on consecutive days.

8th inning

1)   Aneury Tavarez hits a groundout to J Rod (41/G)
                                  i.         Fastball – ball 1-0, high
                                ii.         Fastball – ball 2-0, inside
                               iii.         Fastball – called strike 2-1, outside corner
2)   Jonathan Roof lined a single into LF – off the glove of a fully extended Gavin Cecchini (S67/L)
                                  i.         93 MPH Fastball – swinging strike 0-1
                                ii.         Curveball – called strike 0-2
                               iii.         Curveball – ball 1-2, bounced
                               iv.         Fastball – foul 1-2
                                v.         Curveball

3)   Blake Tekotte flied out to RF (9/F)
                                  i.         92 MPH Fastball
4)   Marco Hernandez popped out to 2B (4/P)
                                  i.         Fastball – swinging strike 0-1
(Before the 2nd pitch, Black threw a 92 MPH Fastball that didn’t count because the batter was awarded time)
                                ii.         92 MPH Fastball – swinging strike 0-2
                               iii.         Fastball

Bobby Parnell

Apparently Parnell reached 97 MPH on the stadium gun, which would be very nice. He’s been behind Black all year, but he’s making strides every time out there. It wasn’t a save situation, but he held Portland scoreless after the B-Mets had just made it an 8-5 game in the 8th.

9th inning

1)   Carlos Asuaje struck out swinging (K/Sw)
                                  i.         Fastball – ball 1-0, outside
                                ii.         Fastball – foul 1-1
                               iii.         Fastball – foul 1-2
                               iv.         Knuckle-curve – swinging strike 3
2)   Jantzen Witte walked (BB)
                                  i.         Fastball – ball 1-0, inside
                                ii.         Fastball – swinging strike 1-1
                               iii.         Fastball – ball 2-1, inside
                               iv.         Fastball – foul 2-2
                                v.         92 MPH Fastball – foul 2-2
                               vi.         Knuckle-curve – ball 3-2, outside
                             vii.         95 MPH Fastball – ball 4
3)   Oscar Tejeda hit a grounder to Cecchini to start a double play (643/G)
                                  i.         Fastball – foul 0-1


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