B-Mets Game Notes: vs New Hampshire Fisher CatsMay 26, 2012 - Eastern League (EL) Binghamton Mets
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-27)
Double-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Greg Peavey (3-1, 5.45) vs. LHP Brett Cecil (2-2, 4.00)
Game #47 - Saturday, May 26, 2012
NYSEG Stadium - Binghamton, NY - 7:05 PM
LAST GAME: The New Hampshire Fisher Cats collected 14 hits, including seven for extra-bases, to defeat the Binghamton Mets 9-3 in the series opener last night at NYSEG Stadium. Brad Glenn and Brian Van Kirk supplied home runs to power the Fisher Cats offense. Darin Gorski was tagged for four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings in his third loss. Joel Carreno struck out seven and allowed just one run over five innings to pick up his first win with New Hampshire in 2012. Kai Gronauer launched his first home run of the season.
STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Greg Peavey (3-1, 5.45) makes his ninth start of the season and third against the Fisher Cats. Peavey collected a win in his previous start against the Portland Sea Dogs on May 20. The righty battled through five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits to earn his first victory since April 15. He walked three and struck out two in a game the B-Mets won by an 11-7 score. In two starts versus New Hampshire, Peavey has gone 0-1 with a 17.18 ERA. The Fisher Cats have tagged him for a .487 batting average in his 7.1 innings on the mound.
LHP Brett Cecil (2-2, 4.00) takes the mound for the seventh time this season. The southpaw combined with two relievers to no-hit the Portland Sea Dogs in his previous start on May 21. Cecil allowed no hits over 5.2 innings and Danny Farquhar and Ronald Uviedo combined to close out the memorable night with 3.1 more innings of no-hit relief. The win was Cecil's second in as many starts. The lefty started the season with the Fisher Cats, but spent two weeks on the disabled list from mid-April to early May with a groin injury. Selected as the 38th overall pick of the 2007 draft out of the University of Maryland, Cecil made 65 starts with the Toronto Blue Jays some 2009-2011. He has gone 26-22 with a 4.64 ERA in the Major Leagues.
SNOOZING THROUGH THE SERIES OPENER: Last night's loss was Binghamton's fourth straight defeat in the first game of a series. The B-Mets have gone 5-10 in series openers.
FISHER CATS LOVE NYSEG STADIUM: In their last two games at NYSEG Stadium, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats have hit .400 (32-for-80) as a team with sixteen extra-base hits (eight doubles, two triples, six home runs).
HUGE HOLE IN THE LINEUP: The #3 through #8 hitters in the Binghamton Mets batting order combined to hit .043 (1-for-23). Reese Havens supplied the only hit, a single in the ninth inning.
BLASTING OFF: The B-Mets have hit at least one home run in each of their last three games, tying a season-best streak. They have homered in six of their last seven games, the most productive of the season in the power department. The B-Mets ranks seventh in the league with 29 home runs.
GRONAUER GOING DEEP: B-Mets catcher Kai Gronauer launched his first home run of the season last night, a solo shot off Joel Carreno in the third inning. It was his first home run since he went deep against the Erie SeaWolves on September 1, 2011.
DEEP INTO THE PEN: Binghamton was forced to use three relievers last night. It was the first time since Sunday that Binghamton has used more than two pitchers. The B-Mets used just one reliever in each of their four games against the New Britain Rock Cats in their previous series.
NOT PUZZLED BY PEAVEY: In 7.1 innings over two games against the Fisher Cats, Greg Peavey has allowed 16 runs (14 earned) on 19 hits. The Fisher Cats have hit .487 against the righty.
PACKING THEM IN: Last night's paid attendance of 5,461 was the largest crowd the B-Mets have played in front of this season at NYSEG Stadium.
NEXT GAME PREVIEW: The B-Mets continue their Memorial Day weekend series against the Fisher Cats Sunday night at 6:35 PM. LHP Mark Cohoon takes the ball against spot starter RHP Fernando Hernandez.
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