Binghamton sweeps Baysox, 3-1 and 4-3 Losses are Bowie's first of the season

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The Binghamton Mets capped a doubleheader sweep of the Bowie Baysox last night with a 4-3 victory in the nightcap at Municipal Stadium.

The Mets prevailed despite being outhit 6-2. Javier Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a three-run second inning, and Frank Jacobs had a leadoff double in the fifth for Binghamton (2-2), which had been idle for three days because of inclement weather.


In the opener, Andy Dziadkowiec's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning scored Aaron Ledesma from third with the go-ahead run in a 3-1 Binghamton victory, the Baysox's first loss of the season.

"We got some better pitching tonight," Mets manager Steve Swisher said. "We played more aggressively, and I was glad to see that."


Juan Castillo, a 6-foot-5 right-hander making his Double-A debut, worked five innings of six-hit ball to earn the victory. He walked one and struck out four.

The Baysox (3-2) got on the board when first baseman Brent Miller sent an 0-1 fastball from Castillo over the right-field wall with one out in the fourth.

But after Miller's second homer of the season, the Baysox got just two more hits.

The home run created a 1-1 tie, which Binghamton would break in the fourth when Dziadkowiec's sacrifice fly scored Aaron Ledesma, who had reached on a leadoff infield single, stole second and took third on Frank Jacobs' single.

The Mets made it 3-1 in the fifth, when Butch Huskey scored from third on a passed ball by Bowie catcher Greg Zaun with two out and the bases loaded.

Denny Harriger pitched a perfect sixth inning and Bryan Rogers a 1-2-3 seventh for the Mets, who had allowed 16 runs in their first two games -- home losses to the Reading Phillies on Thursday and Friday. Binghamton's games Saturday, Sunday and Monday were postponed because of inclement weather.

Baysox starter Kevin Ryan took the loss but went the distance, allowing three runs (two earned) eight hits and four walks.