Altoona, who had scored 40 runs in five prior games against the B-Mets this season, wasted no time once again getting on the board with two runs off starter Gonzlaez Germen (4-6) in the first. Drew Maggi reached on a fielder's choice, moved to second on a Brock Holt single and scored on a Matt Curry ball hit to third for an infield single. Maggi was able to score because B-Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores threw errantly up the first-base line on Curry's infield single and Maggi walked in for the game's first run.
With Holt now at third and Curry at second via the throwing error, Ramon Cabrera grounded out to the right side to bring him in and the lead was 2-0.
While Cole worked a scoreless first and second, the Curve offense gave him another run to work with in the third when Holt connected for his second home run of the year with a solo shot to right and all the sudden it was 3-0.
The B-Mets pushed an unearned run across in the bottom of the third when Juan Centeno reached on a missed catch error by Curry. Two batters later, Juan Lagares made the error hurt as he singled in Centeno to put the B-Mets on the board.
The Curve once again had an answer in the fourth when Evan Chambers brought Cabrera in with an RBI fielder's choice and the lead was once again three at, 4-1.
Binghamton did score once more in the sixth off Cole but that ended their scoring on the night as the Curve bullpen duo of Nathan Baker and Hunter Strickland kept them off the scoreboard. Strickland picked up his first Double-A save in the process and worked around a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the ninth.
Curry led the offense on Monday with three hits while Holt, Cabrera and Stefan Welch each contributed with two-hit days.
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