The SeaWolves got out to a big lead in game two of Wednesday night's doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium and held on for an 8-6 win over the Mets as Erie swept the twin bill.
The SeaWolves jumped out to an early lead in the second game of the doubleheader. In the top of the first, Jamie Johnson walked to start the game against Mets starter Angel Cuan. Marcus Lemon followed with a double, putting runners on second and third. With one out, Dean Green doubled home the runners for a 2-0 lead. Steven Moya followed and sent a laser home run over the wall in right for a 4-0 lead. The home run for Moya was his league-leading 29th and he picked up his league leading 90th and 91st RBI.
Erie added to the lead in the second. Craig Albernaz led off the inning, reached on a hit by pitch and stole second. With one out, Lemon crushed a two-run home run, his third, for a 6-0 lead.
The 'Wolves added two more runs in the fourth against reliever Hansel Robles. Albernaz again led off, was hit by a pitch and stole second. Johnson doubled home Albernaz for a 7-0 lead. Johnson would score on a one-out Devon Travis single making it 8-0.
The Mets climbed back into the game in the home half of the fifth against reliever Bryan Augenstein. Brian Burgamy and Jayce Boyd each singled putting two on for Darrell Ceciliani. Ceciliani doubled home Burgamy making it 8-1. T.J. Ribera followed with a single, scoring Boyd making it 8-2. Erie went to the bullpen and brought in Will Startup to face Travis Taijeron. Taijeron homered to left making it an 8-5 game. Startup would get out of the inning with two left on base, keeping Erie head.
Ryan Robowski worked a scoreless sixth and was sent back out for the seventh looking for the save. Robowski struck out the first two but walked Wilfredo Tovar to keep the game alive. Brandon Nimmo doubled home Tovar making it 8-6. Dilson Herrera followed with his third walk of the game, putting the tying run on base for Burgamy. Burgamy worked a 3-2 count before flying out to right, ending the game. Robowski earned his fourth save.
The SeaWolves snapped a two-game slide, taking down the Binghamton Mets 7-4 in the opening game of Wednesday night's doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium.
Erie jumped ahead in the top of the first against Mets starter Greg Peavey. Jamie Johnson and Jason Krizan started the game with back-to-back singles. Devon Travis doubled home the runners for a 2-0 lead. With one out, Dean Green walked putting runners on first and second for Corey Jones. Jones doubled home Travis for a 3-0 lead. Green would score on a Dixon Machado sacrifice fly making it 4-0.
The Mets got one back in the last of the first against Erie starter Jeff Ferrell. With two outs, Brian Burgamy doubled and scored on a Dustin Lawley base hit.
In the second, Erie added to the lead. Craig Albernaz led off with a walk and was doubled over to third by Jamie Johnson. Albernaz scored on a Travis sacrifice fly making it 5-1.
The Mets climbed within a run in the fourth. Darrell Ceciliani led off with a single, Juan Centeno walked with one out and Wilfredo Tovar singled, loading the bases. With two outs, consecutive hits from Brandon Nimmo and Dilson Herrera brought home three runs making it 5-4. Ferrell worked out of the jam stranding two on base.
Erie added two insurance runs in the seventh off of reliever Adam Kolarek. With one out, Krizan walked and moved to third on a Travis double. Krizan scored on a Steven Moya sacrifice fly and Travis scored on a Green single making it 7-4.
The combination of Joe Matiply and Angel Nesbitt tossed the final two scoreless frames preserving the Erie win. Nesbitt earned his fifth save.
Ferrell (8-8) earned the win allowing four runs on nine hits with two walks and a strikeout in five innings of work. It was his first win in five starts against the Mets.