After halting the Aeros 14-game home winning streak with a win in the second game of Wednesday’s double header, visiting Binghamton one-upped the ante by wrapping up the Aeros quick homestand with another victory via a 4-2 win Thursday night.
The Aeros got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning when DH Chun Chen singled home SS Juan Diaz, who doubled off the base of the left centerfield wall with one out.
Binghamton pulled even briefly in the third inning when C Francisco Pena hit a lead-off home run in his first Double-A bat, Pena being one of the nine player moves that affected the B-Mets roster before the game.
But the Aeros offense got right back to work in the fourth inning when 1B Adam Abraham led off the frame with a double and quickly scored on back-to-back wild pitches by Binghamton starter and RHP Gonzalez Germen.
But that was all the damage that Germen would allow, limiting the Aeros to the two runs (one earned) on seven hits, walking just one and striking out six to earn the win.
B-Mets RHP Ryan Fraser added two hitless frames in middle relief to earn the hold and closer and LHP Robert Carson picked up his fifth save in the ninth.
In the meantime, the Aeros usually solid bullpen had a bit of an off night. RHP Kyle Landis allowed two runs (one inherited) in the sixth and RHP Bryce Stowell gave up an insurance run in the eighth despite striking out the side.
Aeros starter Giovanni Soto held Binghamton to two runs on three hits in five-plus innings, but took a no-decision. Landis was tagged with a blown save and the loss.
The Aeros hit the road Friday morning for Altoona to embark on a four-game series that begins that evening at 7 p.m. Akron RHP Steven Wright (5-4, 1.79 ERA) is slated to face Altoona Curve RHP Brandon Crumpton (7-5, 3.22 ERA) on the mound.