Binghamton, NY - Portland had a 2-1 lead early, but the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (2-0) scored four times in the fifth inning and beat the Sea Dogs 5-3 on Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Portland has dropped the first two games of the series.
Esteban Quiroz game the 'Dogs a 2-1 lead with a homer to right field. The game would change in the fifth inning. Portland stranded two runners in scoring position in their half and Binghamton made them pay. Dedgar Jimenez (0-1) left the game after a game-tying double by Peter Alonso. Daniel McGrath entered for his Double-A debut and hit Patrick Mazeika to load the bases. On the next pitch, Tomas Nido (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 2B) cleared the bases with a double.
Jimenez suffered his first loss since last June 28 against Lynchburg. He was 5-0 in eight career starters entering Saturday's contest.
Binghamton's bullpen worked 4.2 innings on just one hit and one run, that happening in the ninth on a sac-fly by Tobias.
Danny Mars went 2-for-4 with a double, Tobias went 2-for-3, as Portland had seven hits.
The series concludes on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 PM from NYSEG Stadium. Right-hander Mike Shawaryn makes his Double-A debut for Portland. Binghamton counters with righty Nabil Crismatt. Radio coverage begins at 1:50 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network and the TuneIn App. The game is also available on MiLB.TV beginning at 2:00 PM.
Portland opens up their 25th season at Hadlock Field on Friday, April 13th vs. Binghamton. Tickets are available at 207-874-9300 and seadogs.com. Book your nine inning vacation today!
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