Josh Stinson gave up eight runs in 1.1 innings Tuesday night and suffered his worst loss of the season as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats blasted the Binghamton Mets, 15-5 in the opener of a three-game series.
Catcher John Buck, who is on a rehab assignment from Toronto got the scoring started with a two-run homer off of Stinson in the first inning. After Stinson issued his second walk of the inning, first baseman David Cooper made him pay with a two-run jack to right, making it 4-0.
The second inning was even worse for Stinson, who gave up a double to Callix Crabbe, a walk and a single to Darin Mastroianni, to load the bases. Following an RBI groundout by Adeiny Hechavarria made it 5-0, Stinson walked Eric Thames to load the bases again.
That was the last batter Stinson (9-3) would face, giving way to Eddie Kunz, who didn’t fare any better. his first assignment was Buck, who showed why he was an all-star this past season, taking Kunz deep and out for a grand slam and a 9-0 lead. Tow at-bats, two homeruns and six RBI’s for Buck, not a bad night to say the least.
New Hampshire (70-51) added two more runs in the third inning when Hechevarria drove in two more with a bases-loaded single off Kunz, making it 11-0.
Binghamton (58-62) finally answered in the top of the fourth, scoring five runs against Fisher Cats starter Kyle Drabek.
Eric Campbell walked to lead off the inning. Jordany Valdespin singled to right and Brahiam Maldonado followed and got the B-Mets on the board double into the left-field corner, bringing Campbell home. Jon Malo and Jose Coronado followed with RBI groundouts to second, making it 11-3. Drabek then walked Josh Satin and Sean Ratliff kept the inning going with a single to center. Mike Nickeas and Marshall Hubbard then hit back-to-back RBI singles, cutting the Binghamton deficit to 11-5.
Eric Niesen was called on to pitch the fourth for Binghamton and Calderone greeted him with a double. Cooper followed with an RBI single.
Binghamton loaded the bases in the fifth, starting the inning with a Valdespin double and a Maldonado single. Malo drew a walk, but a strikeout and a Josh Satin double play ended any chance of a Binghamton comeback.
Drabek (13-9) did not return for the sixth inning. He allowed five runs on nine hits over five inning and walked a season-worst six men.
The Fisher Cats added the final three runs in the seventh inning. Calderone hit a three-run blast against Chris Schwinden.
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Mark Cohoon (2-3, 5.80) will pitch for Binghamton in game two of the series on Wednesday at 7:05 PM. Zach Stewart (8-2, 3.75) takes the ball for the Fisher Cats.
Game Notes: Maldonado went 2-for-4, extending his season-long hitting streak to eight games. Satin went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk and has now had a hit in 17 of his last 18 games, upping his average to .329.
Roster moves: The B-Mets sent OF Raul Reyes from Binghamton to St. Lucie (High-A) on Monday and on Tuesday recalled infielder Eric Campbell from St. Lucie on Tuesday. Campbell missed 45 games with a fractured finger on his left hand.
Binghamton will call on Mark Cohoon (2-3, 5.80) to even the series Wednesday against Zach Stewart (8-2, 3.75) of New Hampshire. Game time is 7:05 PM.