With two outs in the top of the eighth inning and the Bisons leading 3-2, Bobby Parnell was summoned to pitch to Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero. Montero took a 0-1 hanging slider deep over the right-center field wall for a go-ahead three-run home run. Josh Stinson (pictured)was in line for the victory before the Montero blast. Stinson's 7 2/3 IP, 3 hits, 2 er, 0 bb, 6k performance was his best since joining the Bisons.
Val Pascucci (1-4, HR (2), RBI) hit his second home run of the season for the Bisons. Michael Fischer (2-4, 2B, RBI) and Nick Evans (2-4) each had multi-hit games.
The B-Mets bullpen once again let a victory slip away. Trenton scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a Binghamton 4-0 lead. This was the ninth blown save chance for the B-Mets bullpen. Brandon Sage came on to face four hitters, and did not retire not one of them. Sage gave up four singles, and all four of them came around to score.
Mark Cohoon had yet another effective start, as he pitched six innings, giving up only two hits, two earned runs, walking five, and striking out three. The five walks were a season high for Cohoon, but he battled enough to pitch effectively.
A Kai Gronauer(1-2,2B, 2RBI) two-out, two-run double gave the B-Mets a 4-0 lead in the top of the fourth.
Tobi Stoner made his first rehab start since coming off the DL and pitched five shutout innings for St. Lucie. Stoner allowed only four hits, no walks, and struck out four. Collin McHugh,who came on in relief of Stoner, finished off the final four innings to pick up his first save of the season. McHugh allowed only one hit, one walk, while striking out five over his four shutout innings.
The offense was lead by the bottom third of the batting order. Juan Lagares (3-4, 2RBI), Francisco Pena (2-4, 2B, HR (2), 4RBI), and Rylan Sandoval (2-4) each had multi-hit games.
The Crawdads scored a run in the top of the 13th when Gnats reliever Luis Rojas threw a wild pitch over the head of catch Albert Cordero while attempting to throw ball four of an intentional walk. (I have never heard a game end that way)
The Gnats offense managed 10 hits in the game, all singles. Three of the singles were by Cory Vaughn (3-4, 2 BB), who also reached base two more times via the walk.