May 11, 2013 - Eastern League (EL) - Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Binghamton Mets (18-17) vs. Harrisburg Senators (16-19) (Double-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals)
LHP Mark Cohoon (3-0, 2.93) vs. RHP Taylor Jordan (0-0, --)
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Game #37 - Home Game #17
NYSEG Stadium - Binghamton, NY - 1:05 PM
LAST GAME: One night after being no-hit, the B-Mets scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-4, rain-shortened victory over Harrisburg Friday night. After the Senators scored one run in the top of the first, Binghamton came out swinging against Caleb Clay. Danny Muno blasted a two-run home run to start a three-run first inning. They were back at it in the second; Darrell Ceciliani hit a two-run triple, and Allan Dykstra later followed with another two-run blast to put Binghamton up 8-1. On the mound, Erik Goeddel ran into trouble in the fourth. He gave up back-to-back doubles to the bottom of the Harrisburg batting order, as the Senators cut the lead to 8-4. Both bullpens held their opponents scoreless until the top of the seventh, when the game was called due to rain. Goeddel earned his third victory this season, and his second in as many starts.
BINGHAMTON STARTING PITCHER: LHP Mark Cohoon makes his third start for the B-Mets in 2013, and his seventh appearance overall. He earned the win against Harrisburg in his last start on 5/5, where he threw five shutout innings allowing only four hits. He also struck out a season-high eight hitters in the eventual 6-1 Binghamton victory. Now in his fourth season as a B-Met, Cohoon has won each of his three decisions this year. Before entering the rotation, he gave up five earned runs in four bullpen appearances. He has a career Double-A record of 17-18 since 2010. Mark was drafted in the 12th round of the 2008 draft by the Mets out of North Central Texas College.
HARRISBURG STARTING PITCHER: RHP Taylor Jordan makes his Double-A debut on the mound today for the Senators. He was promoted to Harrisburg after six starts with the Potomac Nationals where he went 2-1 with a 1.24 ERA. In 36.1 innings on the mound, Jordan struck out 29 and only walked one. Opponents hit .228 against the Merrit Island, FL native. Taylor was drafted in the ninth round of the 2009 draft by the Nationals out of Brevard Community College. He was also drafted out of high school by the Reds in the 18th round of the 2007 draft, but he did not sign.
RAIN RAIN GO AWAY: With two men on and two outs in the top of the seventh inning, the players were pulled off the field for a rain delay. After a 39 minute delay the game was officially called, and Binghamton was granted an 8-4 victory in seven innings.
KEEP IT IN THE PARK: The Binghamton pitching staff has not allowed a home run in the last eight games. Their last home run against came in the seventh inning against Erie on 5/2 off of Logan Verrett. On the year, Binghamton has given up 22 round-trippers.
SUCCESS AT LEADOFF: In his second game in 2013 batting in the leadoff spot, Darrell Cecilaini went 3-for-3. He tallied two RBI and also scored two runs. Previously, Alonzo Harris had been the everyday leadoff man. He has hit there in 33 games this season, but is currently hitless in his last five games.
A RARE TRIPLE: In the second inning on Friday, Darrell Ceciliani hit a two-run triple to give Binghamton a 5-1 lead. That three-bagger was the first triple for the B-Mets since 5/1 v ERI. Binghamton has nine triples on the season, and Ceciliani leads the team with three.
POSITIVE 'PEN: The combination of Adam Kolarek and Jack Leathersich put together 1.2 innings of shutout baseball is Friday's win. The bullpen has allowed just three earned runs over the last eight games, and have posted a 1.27 ERA during that stretch.
NEXT GAME PREVIEW: The B-Mets conclude their four-game series against Harrisburg with another afternoon contest on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1:05 PM with Cory Mazzoni scheduled to pitch against Nathan Karns. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show begins at 12:50 PM on WNBF.