B-Mets Game Notes: at Reading Phillies (Doubleheader)August 4, 2012 - Eastern League (EL) Binghamton Mets
Reading Phillies (59-52)
Double-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies
G1: RHP Greg Peavey (4-7, 5.67) vs. RHP Julio Rodriguez (6-4, 4.02)
G2: RHP Armando Rodriguez (2-1, 3.10) vs. RHP Jordan Whatcott (1-3, 4.89)
Games #112 & 113 - Saturday, August 4, 2012
FirstEnergy Stadium - Reading, PA - 5:35 PM
LAST GAME: The Reading Phillies tagged Darin Gorski for three home runs and defeated the Binghamton Mets 4-1 Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium in the opener of a four-game series. The B-Mets were held to six hits and had just one runner reach third base. Darin Ruf led the offensive attack for the R-Phils with a pair of solo homers, raising his season total to 20. D'Arby Myers went deep with a two-run shot in the fourth, his second with Reading this season. Binghamton plated their only run in the first on a solo homer by Wilmer Flores off Reading starter Ethan Martin. It was the only blemish for Martin who went six innings to earn the win in his R-Phils debut. Jay Johnson, Juan Morillo and Justin Friend combined for three shutout innings of relief. Friend earned his 16th save.
GAME ONE, STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Greg Peavey (4-7, 5.67) makes his 20th start of the season and first against the Reading Phillies. The righty suffered the loss in his last start against the Portland Sea Dogs on July 28. He allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits over six innings. Peavey went 1-2 with a 5.90 ERA in five starts in the month of July. Opponents hit .278 against him, the lowest average of any month against the Washington native this season.
RHP Julio Rodriguez (6-4, 4.02) takes the mound for his 21st start of the season. He earned the win in his last start, throwing a season-high six shutout innings against the New Britain Rock Cats on July 28 in game two of a doubleheader. He struck out eight and surrendered just three hits. Rodriguez faced the B-Mets on May 30 and took a no-decision, conceding three runs on four hits over five innings in a game Reading would win by a 5-3 score. Selected in the 8th round of the 2008 draft out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR), Rodriguez is in his fifth professional season.
GAME TWO, STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Armando Rodriguez (2-1, 3.10) makes his second spot-start of the season and faces the R-Phils for the first time this year. Rodriguez last started against the Erie SeaWolves on June 24. He allowed three runs on six hits over three innings in a no-decision. Rodriguez last pitched on August 1 with a perfect inning against the Harrisburg Senators. He struck out two and threw just ten pitches.
RHP Jordan Whatcott (1-3, 4.89) makes his 30th appearance of the year with Reading and his seventh start. The righty last appeared against the Richmond Flying Squirrels on August 1, recording two outs and allowing a pair of hits. He started against the B-Mets in the nightcap of a doubleheader on June 13 and tossed three shutout innings. He struck out one and gave up three hits. Selected in the 31st round of the 2009 draft out of the University of Utah, Whatcott is in his third pro season. Tonight is his first professional start.
DOUBLE DIP: The B-Mets are playing their second doubleheader in the last eight days. It is one of three doubleheaders for Binghamton over a twelve-day stretch. The R-Phils swept the B-Mets in a doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium on June 13. Binghamton has gone 5-1 in their last six doubleheader games.
TWIN KILLING RECORD: B-Mets catcher Juan Centeno bounced into his 20th double play of the season last night, rolling into the twin killing in the 7th inning. The 20 double plays are a single season franchise record, blowing away the previous record of 16 set by Jose Coronado in 2009.
BULLPEN STILL BOASTING: Adrian Rosario provided two scoreless innings of relief to close Binghamton's pitching tab last night. The B-Mets relievers have not a allowed a run in the last eight games, a stretch that spans 19.2 innings. The bullpen has lowered their season ERA from 4.53 to 4.24 during the streak, a decrease of 6%.
NEXT GAME PREVIEW: The B-Mets conclude their visit to Reading tomorrow night at 6:05 PM. LHP Mark Cohoon takes the mound for Binghamton against RHPBrody Colvinfor the R-Phils.
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