The hit totals were even, but the score sure wasn’t.
The Erie SeaWolves gave up their most runs in a single game this season when Binghamton bombarded them 12-2 Friday night at Jerry Uht Park. The Mets easily claimed the opener of the teams’ four-game series.
The SeaWolves slipped below .500 at 35-36, even though they matched Binghamton’s 12 hits. The difference was that Erie’s dozen were all singles.
– Mike Copper
The Mets (34-37) chased Erie starter Kelvin De La Cruz after their first six runs over the first four innings. The New York nine then sent 10 batters to the plate in the sixth for the other six.
Eric Campbell, the Eastern League’s leader in on-base percentage, and Futures Game-bound slugger Wilmer Flores flourished in the Mets’ rout.
Campbell reached base three times, drove in three runs and scored two others. Flores was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Nick Castellanos scored Erie’s first run in the eighth and drove in its second in the ninth. Brandon Douglas recorded four of Erie’s singles.