With the Aeros having to go with an inexperienced spot starter in RHP Mason Radeke (recently called up from low Class-A Lake County) after Sunday’s double header left the their starting rotation short, the B-Mets posted three-run first and fourth innings and never looked back en route to a 7-3 victory Thursday at Canal Park.
The loss snapped the Aeros eight-game winning streak. But they still lead the Eastern League with a 17-7 record.
Binghamton RF Raul Reyes welcomed Radeke to Double-A with a first-inning three-run home run, but the two-out runs were unearned thanks to a previous fielding error on SS Juan Diaz.
The B-Mets pushed their lead to 6-0 with four more runs against Radeke’s replacement, Jose De La Torre, who just rejoined the Aeros after a stint at Triple-A Columbus. Binghamton went up 7-0 before the Aeros offense managed to avoid a shutout when they finally got to B-Mets starter Collin McHugh and chased him from the game.
Although McHugh earned the win to improve to 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA, OF's Jared Goedert, Tim Fedroff, Diaz and each produced RBI hits before the inning was over.
Aeros C Michael Hernandez was the only Aeros player to garner multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a double and run scored.
The Aeros hit the road for a quick, three-game trip to Bowie before returning home Monday for seven games. In the series opener, Akron LHP Eric Berger (0-3, 5.09 ERA) is slated to face Bowie LHP Jacob Petit (3-0, 2.96 ERA) Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Prince George’s Stadium.