The SeaWolves could not make it two straight as they dropped the rubber game of a three-game series to the Binghamton Mets 8-3 on Wednesday night at Jerry Uht Park.
Binghamton jumped ahead in the top of the first inning against SeaWolves starter Josh Turley. With one out, Dilson Herrera connected on a solo home run to left for a 1-0 lead.
Erie tied the game up in the last of the second against Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa. With one out, Steven Moya lined an opposite-field home run, his 33rd of the season, tying the game 1-1. The home run ties Moya with Mike Rivera for second all-time in franchise history. Moya is one shy of tying the all-time mark held by Kurt Airoso.
The Mets regained the lead in the fourth. With two outs, Darrell Ceciliani and T.J. Rivera each singled bringing Dustin Lawley to the plate. Lawley tripled home the runners for a 3-1 lead.
Binghamton added to its lead in the seventh against reliever Bryan Augenstein. With one out, Kyle Johnson tripled and Herrera walked putting runners on the corners. RBI knocks from Jayce Boyd and Darrell Ceciliani made it a 5-1 Mets lead.
Binghamton added three more in the eighth off of reliever Will Startup for an 8-1 lead.
Erie got a pair back in the last of the eighth. Jamie Johnson singled and Devon Travis walked with one out. Dean Green tripled home the runners making it an 8-3 game.
In the ninth, Francisco Martinez led off with a single to center and Aaron Westlake followed it up with a two-run, opposite-field home run making it 8-5 against Mets reliever Cody Satterwhite. Satterwhite retired the final three hitters, sending Erie to the loss.
Turley (3-3) took the loss despite tossing a quality start. He allowed three runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts in six innings of work.