-- The Portland Sea Dogs made their 1,000th regular season game as an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox one for the win column defeating the Binghamton Mets 7-3 at Hadlock Field Monday night.
Robert Coello was strong in relief of Portland starter Felix Doubront, as he was nearly unhittable over three innings. Coello relinquished just one hit while striking out four in the first of three games against their Eastern Division rivals.
A solo homer from Lars Anderson in the third and a two-run Ryan Kalish in the sixth blast paced a patient Sea Dog offense that drew nine walks, six of which came against Binghamton starter Dylan Owen.
Binghamton took the early lead as they scraped one across in the top of the first of Doubront on a two out run scoring single off the bat of third baseman Zach Lutz.
However the 1-0 Met advantage would not last long as the Sea Dogs would get to Binghamton starter Dylan Owen for two runs in the first.
After a Luis Exposito ground out to third scored Kalish, Anderson singled in Nate Spears to give the Sea Dogs a 2-1 advantage. The RBI single extended Anderson's hitting streak to seven games.
The Sea Dogs would tack on two more in the second without the aid of a hit. Owen was able to find anything but the strike zone, walking three and hitting a batter in the half inning. A walk to Che-Hsuan Lin would force in Jose Iglesias, and a Nate Spears sacrifice fly would yield the other second inning run for Portland.
After giving up a run in the first inning, Sea Dog starter Felix Doubront looked every bit the ace retiring eight straight Mets batters before walking the first man he faced in the fourth. Doubront (2-0) tossed five strong innings allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two and walking two to earn his second win of the season.
The Sea Dogs offense would tack on two more runs in the sixth on the Kalish line drive homer to right which would round out the scoring for the night.
Binghamton start Dylan Owen (1-1) would suffer the loss surrendering five runs on five hits in five innings of work.
Bryce Cox entered to the game in the ninth to preserve the Sea Dogs 7-3 victory over the Mets in front of 3, 071 fans.
The same two teams meet at 6:00 Pm at Hadlock Field on Wednesday night. RHP Ryne Miller (0-0, 360 ERA) takes the mound for the Sea Dogs. He'll be opposed by RHP Scott Shaw (1-0, 12.27 ERA) for the Mets.