The Bowie Baysox dropped a pair of games to the Binghamton
Mets on Thursday, after rain on Wednesday forced a
doubleheader. The Baysox offense was anemic, as they
managed just seven hits between the two games, losing 3-1
in the first game and 2-0 in the second.
Game one starter Ryohei Tanaka dropped his sixth game of
the season, allowing three runs off seven hits through 5.0
innings. For the second game in a row, he did not walk any
All of the scoring in game one was delivered via the long
ball. Third baseman Brandon Waring launched a ball over the
left-center field wall in the top of the second inning to
give the Baysox a 1-0 lead with his eighth homer of the
year. That lead was erased by former Baysox and Orioles
shortstop Luis Hernandez, who uncorked a solo shot of his
own in the bottom half of the inning.
Binghamton catcher Mike Nickeas doubled to left field off
Tanaka in the bottom of the third inning, before the
Japanese hurler gave up his second home run of the day, a
two-run blast by Eastern League runs leader Kirk
Nieuwenhuis that gave the B-Mets a two-run lead that they
would carry for the rest of the game.
Right-hander Jim Hoey came on to pitch the final inning,
and stretched his shutout streak to 13.1 innings with one
hit allowed in the seventh inning.
Game two saw right-handed pitcher Zach Clark take the mound
for the Baysox. Clark has been excellent out of the
bullpen, but gave up two runs off five hits through 3.0
innings in his first start of the year and wound up taking
Mets outfielder Lucas Duda led off the bottom of the second
inning with a double to right field, and moved to third on
a groundout. He gave Binghamton a 1-0 lead as he crossed
home on third baseman Eric Campbell's sacrifice fly to
Binghamton doubled their lead with another sacrifice fly in
the bottom of the third. Catcher Omir Santos led off with a
double and reached third as second baseman Jonathan Malo
hit a single up the middle to put runners on the corners.
Nieuwenhuis flied out to right field, but put the ball deep
enough for Santos to score after tagging up.
The losses dropped the Baysox back to an even 30-30 record,
and knocked them into third place in the six-team Eastern
League Western Division, 9.0 games behind league leaders
The Baysox road trip rolls on to Harrisburg, where they
will open a three-game series on Friday, at 7:00 p.m. They
return to Bowie on Tuesday, June 15, for a six-game home
stand against the Reading Phillies and Harrisburg Senators.
Those series will include some of the Baysox best events of
2010, including the Brad Begesen bobblehead giveaway on
Thursday, June 17. Bergesen was the Eastern League Pitcher
of the Year in 2008, after winning 15 games for the Baysox
and went on to start 19 games in Baltimore in 2009, with a
3.43 ERA. The first 1,000 fans ages three and up will
receive the bobblehead in his likeness, presented by Optima
The Baysox host a camp-out on the outfield for Boy Scouts
on Friday, June 18 and and a Father's Day picnic with
the opportunity to play catch on the outfield on Sunday,
June 20. Sunday's game will also give fans 18 and up a
chance to win a big screen TV in the Miss Utility Diamond
The club holds its ninth annual Tribute to the Negro
Leagues on Saturday, June 19, with former Negro League
players available for autographs and pre-game ceremonies
honoring the players who endured the color barrier in
To sign your scouts up for the camp-out, please contact
Chris Rogers with the Baysox at (301) 464-4855.
Father's Day picnic tickets can be purchased through
Vince Riggs at (301) 464-4885.
Think Outside The Box with the Baysox in 2010. The Baysox
18th season as the class Double-A affiliate of the
Baltimore Orioles is underway. Catch all the action in
Natural Definition! Baysox full-season and partial-season
ticket packages are available now at www.baysox.com or by
calling the group sales department at (301) 464-4880.
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