BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Matt Curry led the offense with three hits and two RBI while Tim Alderson guided the pitching staff with a quality start as the Curve won their third straight with an, 8-2, win over the B-Mets Saturday night at NYSEG Stadium. Altoona, who initially trailed in the game, outscored Binghamton 8-1 over the final five innings of play to claim the victory.
Trailing 1-0 to Zack Wheeler (7-4) and the B-Mets in the fifth, Altoona went to work against the Mets' top prospect sending eight men to the plate to score three runs. Stefan Welch, Oscar Tejeda and Charlie Cutler started the charge with three straight singles through the infield to load up the bases with no one out. Drew Maggi brought the game even at one with a sac fly that allowed Welch to trot home from third.
Alderson followed with a sac bunt to move up the runners before Robbie Grossman walked to re-load the bases for Brock Holt. Holt made Wheeler pay with a two-out, two-run single through the right side and the Curve had a lead they wouldn't give up.
Binghamton grabbed a run back in the bottom of the fifth and it was the last run that the Curve pitching staff allowed on the day. From there, the Curve offense scored two runs in the sixth, two in the seventh and one more in the eighth.
Holt finished the night with another multi-hit game, his 30th of the season, while also driving in three. Welch and Tejeda also contributed with two hits apiece in the six-run victory. Grossman did walk twice but failed to secure a hit and saw his hitting streak come to a close at 13 games.
Mike Colla was able to close the game down for Alderson, who finished six innings and gave up just two runs on five hits while striking out two. Colla tossed the final three innings and struck out three while allowing one hit for his second save of the season.
--Curve Media Relations--