Harrisburg, PA - Anthony Rendon and Destin Hood had two hits apiece, but the Senators went 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 on base in a 6-1 loss to the Binghamton Mets before 4,158 fans at Metro Bank Park. It was the rubber game of the three-game series and the second straight loss for Harrisburg.
Binghamton hit three home runs on the day, two coming off Senators starter Caleb Clay, who suffered his first loss of the season. Josh Rodriguez hit a two-run shot in the first and Richard Lucas added a solo blast in the sixth. Clay pitched well otherwise, going a season-long seven innings. He gave up six hits and four runs. The final homer was off the bat of Alonzo Harris in the eighth against Sens reliever Pat McCoy, one of three hits for Harris on the day.
The lone Senators run came in the seventh on an RBI groundout by Sean Nicol to make it 4-1. He also doubled earlier in the game, as did Hood. Rendon went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a walk. Pat Lehman returned in his first game since coming off the disabled list and pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts. Mark Cohoon picked up the win for Binghamton, tossing five shutout innings with eight strikeouts.
Tomorrow, the Senators open a three-game series with the Altoona Curve at Metro Bank Park. Game time is 7:00 p.m. and the game can be heard on 1460am The Ticket, on the Internet through the Senators website, and it's available through iHeart Radio beginning with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.