Binghamton Mets relief pitcher Robert Carson struck out Jordan Lennerton with two on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, preserving Sunday’s 7-5 victory over the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park.
Erie scored once that inning, but couldn’t produce enough offense to avoid dropping back below .500. The SeaWolves are now 36-37 overall in the Eastern League’s Western Division, with Binghamton 35-38 in its Eastern Division.
– Mike Copper
The SeaWolves outhit the Mets 12-10, but that was countered by a combined eight walks from Erie’s four pitchers. Nick Castellanos and Lennerton had three hits and a solo home runs for the hosts, with Lennerton’s shot his team-leading 14th.
Pedro Zapata and Reese Havens also hits solo homers for the Mets, who play their final regular season game against Erie with Monday’s four-game series finale.
Relief pitcher Cesar Carrillo made his debut for the SeaWolves.
Carrillo, assigned to Erie upon Zach Samuels’ retirement, allowed one run on two hits in relief of starter Jared Wesson.
Carrillo, 28, was the San Diego Padres’ No. 1 pick in the 2005 amateur draft. He started three games for the Padres in 2009.