(Portland ME) Barrett Barnes took Bryan Mata deep (2-run homer) in the first inning and those runs held up as Binghamton defeated Portland, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field.
The Sea Dogs have Eastern League leaders in hitting (CJ Chatham) and homers (Bobby Dalbec) but it didn’t matter as the Rumble Ponies still won four-of-five from Portland.
Plenty of entertainment at Hadlock today with princesses and pirates getting special attention.
I like to try to get pictures of Red Sox players who are likely to move on to Pawtucket before the season is over. CJ and Bobby are in that category.
When they started using CJ at second recently, instead of short, I suspected that Pawtucket/Boston could be in his future this season.
Both Bobby and CJ were drafted in 2016 by Boston.
I got my first look at Boston’s #22 prospect, Jarren Duran. Noted for his speed, I hoped he would try to steal. Didn’t happen.
Binghamton has ten of the New York Mets top thirty prospects on their roster. That is a lot!
#1 prospect Andres Gimenez (shortstop) was not in the lineup but was in the dugout. That was all I needed.
Plenty of sunshine with a brief interlude of rain late in the game.
Slugger continued his losing streak. He got himself matched up with a young, gifted speedster and was in trouble from the get-go. Slugger does not have a manager to tell him that wearing a sword while running has danger written all over it. He tried it anyhow and was lucky that he didn’t impale himself.
Very impressed with Binghamton starter Tommy Wilson. He held the Sea Dogs to just two hits during his six innings of pitching and ended up with his first Double A victory.
Thanks to Chris Cameron for arranging my visit.
(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)