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Conforto Walkoff Makes Mincone a Winner in His AA Debut

New Britain Rock Cats @ Binghamton Mets


June 14, 2015


Brett Marshall @ Seth Lugo


Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
New Britain
1
0
2
0
0
1
1
0
0

5
9
1
Binghamton
0
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
2

6
9
1
W: Mincone (1-0, 0.00 ERA); L: House (0-2, 3.33 ERA)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Seth Lugo (3.72 ERA) – 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, 5 SO, HR, 90 Pitches (60 Strikes), 7 GO: 5 FO, (1-2)
Beck Wheeler (5.34 ERA) – 1.2 IP, H, R, BB, 3 SO, HR, 1 GO: 1 FO
Dario Alvarez (4.87 ERA) – 0.1 IP, 1 IR – 0 S
John Mincone – 1 IP, H, BB, 2 GO

Batters

Michael Conforto – 1-4, RBI (11), BB, 2 SO
Brock Peterson – 1-4, R, 3 SO
Xorge Carrillo – 2-4, R
Jared King – 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SO
Eudy Pina – 1-3, R, HR (1) 3 RBI (12), SAC
Josh Rodriguez (sub) – 2-2, R, 2B (7), 2 RBI (43)

Recap


            Seth Lugo was hit around a little bit Sunday afternoon in Binghamton, but the B-Mets bats woke up late, and Michael Conforto provided walk-off heroics for the second time since joining Binghamton. Lugo allowed a well-struck double that led to a run in the 1st inning, and then a 2R-HR after Gavin Cecchini committed a throwing error in the 3rd inning. Eudy Pina provided some early pop for Binghamton, hitting a long HR out to LF for a short-lived 3-1 lead after 2 (see below for more scoring details and highlights). Lugo would work around some base runners in the 4th and 5th innings, but the Cats would touch him up for a run in the 6th before he departed. Beck Wheeler was the first to come in from the pen, and he’d allow a two out bomb to Tom Murphy, which extended the Cats lead to 5-3. Binghamton would scratch back for a run in the bottom of the 7th, but they left Conforto on deck with a runner on 2B. Wheeler struck out the first two batters in the 8th but then issued a walk to Will Swanner, so Pedro Lopez brought in Dario Alvarez to finish the inning, and he did with a pickoff of Swanner at 1B. LI native (Huntington) John Mincone made his AA debut in the 9th and worked around a leadoff single for a scoreless inning - Mincone had never pitched above A ball with Savannah. The B-Mets were quick to tie things in the 9th, but then found themselves down to Conforto with two outs and the winning run on 3B. But, of all the available players that could be up in that spot, I don’t think manager Pedro Lopez would choose anyone over Michael Conforto. And he did not disappoint, hitting an RBI single back up the middle to finish the sweep of first place New Britain.
            Binghamton has Monday off as they travel to Portland for their next series, which starts Tuesday at 7 PM.


Scoring Highlights



            Eudy Pina gave Binghamton a 3-1 lead in the 2nd inning with his first homerun of the year.

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            Now trailing 5-3, Jared King led off the 7th with a single lined into CF. After being double-switched in at the beginning of the frame, Josh Rodriguez would get his first AB of the game in the bottom half, and doubled home King from 1B to make it a 5-4 game.

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            J Rod would tie things up with an RBI single in the 9th.

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            With two outs and runners on the corners in a tie game, Michael Conforto hit a 1-2 pitch back up the middle for an RBI single to give Binghamton a walk-off win!

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Bonus

Michael Conforto making a nice catch in LF

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He paused some, but one knock on Conforto is that he is not too fast

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Gavin Cecchini's error

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Pitcher Coverage


Seth Lugo


Pitch Stats
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Total
Count
21
12
13
15
20
9
90
Strikes
16
8
7
10
13
6
60
Swinging
2
4
0
3
2
0
11




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