ALTOONA- The Binghamton Mets scored five times in the fourth inning and coasted to a 7-2 victory over the Curve Wednesday afternoon at Blair County Ballpark.
Curve starter Josh Shortslef retired the first nine B-Mets he faced in working a perfect first three innings, but the tide quickly turned in the fourth.
With the Curve
leading 1-0, Rafael Arroyo led off with a single,
which was quickly followed by a Miguel Negron
single. Mark Kiger then singled home Arroyo
to tie the game. Mike Carp supplied the fouth
consecutive hit for
Shortslef (2-11) departed the ballgame after the fourth and Romulo Sanchez worked a scoreless fifth. Sanchez returned for the sixth however and found trouble quickly. Stewart led off the inning with a solo home run to left field. Harper make it back-to-back blasts when he took Sanchez out to right field and with the two home runs, the B-Mets built a 7-1 lead.
Jason Delaney led off the bottom of the sixth
with a solo home run off of
The Curve had scored first in the first inning as Steven Pearce drove in Neil Walker with the game's first run.
Shortslef lost for
the 11th time this season, allowing five earned runs on six hits in four
innings. The Curve dropped to 4-16 overall in Shortslef's 20
starts this season.
Carvajal (5-7) claimed the victory for the B-Mets, working six innings and allowing just two earned runs on eight hits.
The Curve will
begin a four-game series against division leading