Fisher Cats earn first home win
New Hampshire's Jonathan Diaz scores as Binghamton Mets catcher Kai Gronauer looks back during their game Monday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. (MARK BOLTON / UNION LEADER)
MANCHESTER — Right-hander Ryan Tepera earned his first Double-A win, and the Fisher Cats emerged victorious for the first time at home this season with a 2-1 triumph against Binghamton on Monday night.
The Eastern League defending champions snapped a five-game losing streak, including four consecutive losses at home, before a crowd of 2,575 fans at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tepera (1-1) pitched into the sixth, allowing one run on four hits, in his home debut.
New Hampshire's bullpen worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings, with Ron Uviedo finishing the job to earn his third save of the year. John Tolisano's third-inning double plated Jonathan Diaz and gave the Fisher Cats (4-7) a 1-0 lead, and Tolisano made it 2-0 moments later by scoring on a wild pitch.
Binghamton Mets lefty starter Mark Cohoon (0-2) provided a quality outing despite the loss, working six innings and yielding two runs on seven hits. Mike McDade went 3-for-4 for the Fisher Cats, and Tolisano provided the team's only extra-base hit. Oswaldo Navarro knocked in the lone run for the Mets (4-6) in the series opener.
In tonight's rematch with the B-Mets, Blue Jays prospect Chad Jenkins (1-1, 4.15 ERA) makes his third start of the season. Mets farmhand Collin McHugh (1-1, 2.31) gets the start in the 6:35 contest.