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Erie SeaWolves At Binghamton Mets...Game Two Of Three...Game Notes

April 13, 2010 - Eastern League (EL1) - Erie SeaWolves News Release


ERIE SEAWOLVES (0-5, 6th PLACE WEST, 4.0 GB) vs. BINGHAMTON METS (2-3, T-4th PLACE EAST, 2.0 GB)

LHP JON KIBLER (0-1, 1.80 ERA) VS. LHP ERIC NIESEN (0-1, 6.75 ERA)TUESDAY, APRIL 13 * 6:35 P.M. * RADIO COVERAGE: FOX SPORTS RADIO 1330 AM, WWW.SEAWOLVES.COM NYSEG STADIUM * GAME #6 * ROAD GAME #56* NIGHT GAME #5

ENTERING TONIGHT'S ACTION...

Tonight, the SeaWolves look to avoid dropping to 0-6 as they continue a three-game series at NYSEG Stadium against the Binghamton Mets (New York Mets). Last night, the SeaWolves scored a season-high four runs but they could not hold down the B-Mets potent offense as the Mets took the first game of the series 7-4. The seven runs was the most allowed by the 'Wolves pitching staff through five games. Erie also surrendered a season-high seven walks in the contest. Offensively, Erie mustered just three hits in the loss but connected on a pair of home runs (the first two of the season). The loss also continues Erie on its worst start in club history...Dating back to 2009, the SeaWolves have now lost 10 consecutive road games. Erie's last road win came in a doubleheader sweep of Harrisburg September 2, 2009...Erie's seven runs in five games is the fewest runs scored in the EL...Lefty Jon Kibler takes the mound for the 'Wolves making his second start of the season and first against the Mets. Kibler, despite a solid outing in his first start, took a loss against Trenton on Opening Day...Kibler will be opposed by lefty Erie Niesen. Niesen is making his second start of the season. He split time in 2009 between St. Lucie and Binghamton. Niesen took a loss against Akron in his first start allowing three runs on four hits in four innings with two walks and three strikeouts. Niesen was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts against Erie in 2009.

TODAY'S NOTABLES -

- Binghamton leads the season series over Erie 1-0. The SeaWolves and B-Mets meet 15 times in 2010. The 15 games against Binghamton is the most games Erie will play against an Eastern Division opponent. - Erie's roster fields just two Double-A rookies, INF Justin Henry and LHP Andy Oliver." Erie's hitting coach Glenn Adams is not with the team due to pre-season hip surgery. Tigers minor league roving catching instructor Andrew Graham will handle hitting coach duties until Adams is able to return. Graham played for Erie in 2006." The SeaWolves have started the season 0-5 on the road. Erie was the worst road team in the EL in 2009 going just 26-45 away from Jerry Uht Park. The last time Erie finished the season with a winning road record was 2007 when the club went 38-34." Erie and Altoona are the only two clubs in the EL without a home run. - Erie and New Britain are the only two remaining winless teams in the EL." Defensively, the 'Wolves have committed six errors through five games which is tied for most errors allowed in the EL. The 'Wolves have committed at least one error in each game this season." Erie's pitching staff ranks sixth in the league with a 4.05 team ERA. - Binghamton is second in the EL with a .310 team batting average.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE AND STARTING PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY at BINGHAMTON - 6:35 FIRST PITCHRHP L.J. Gagnier (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Dylan Owen (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

THURSDAY vs. ALTOONA - 6:35 FIRST PITCHLHP Duane Below (0-1, 6.75 ERA) vs. RHP Tim Alderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

FRIDAY vs. ALTOONA - 6:35 FIRST PITCHRHP Thad Weber (0-1, 1.80 ERA) vs. LHP Rudy Owens (0-0, 5.79 ERA)

SATURDAY vs. ALTOONA - 1:05 FIRST PITCHLHP Andy Oliver (0-1, 12.27 ERA) vs. LHP Justin Wilson (1-0, 1.80 ERA)


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