Fisher Cats top Mets again
Shortstop Andy Burns knocked in three runs and relievers Richard Bleier and Scott Gracey did the job on the mound to lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to 6-4 win over the Binghamton Mets on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The Fisher Cats, who beat Binghamton 5-0 on Monday night, won their second straight game and will try to close out a series sweep when the teams meet this morning at 10:35 on Manchester Schools Day at the ballpark.
Jayce Boyd hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning off Bleier to tie the game at 4-4.
It was all Fisher Cats from there.
Mike McDade and Michael Crouse doubled in the bottom of the sixth inning for a run to put New Hampshire up 5-4. A Jon Berti sacrifice fly in the seventh inning gave the home team some insurance.
Bleier, who came on for lefty Matt Boyd, who started his second game for the Fishers, got the win. The home run was the only hit he allowed in three and two-thirds innings. Bleier is now 2-3.
Gracey allowed one hit over two innings to earn his second save.
Boyd pitched three and a third innings and allowed nine hits and three runs. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
Berti, McDade and Andy Fermin each had a pair of hits for the Fisher Cats.
Right-hander Casey Lawrence takes his 2-2 record to the mound this morning against Binghamton righty Greg Peavey, 1-1.
The Fisher Cats hit the road to take on the Portland Sea Dogs for the first time this season starting on Thursday night at 6. The teams play again at 6 on Friday and play on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. both days.
The Sea Dogs come to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for the first time this season for four games from May 23-26, Memorial Day weekend.