MiLB Recap – Cole on fire, D-Jays squash comeback

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Binghampton Mets (Win 4-3)

Taylor Cole pitched a stellar outing Sunday and put the Cats in a great position to win this game.  Cole shut out the Mets for 8 innings but as he went for the complete game in the 9th he ran into a wall.  The wall was names Josh Rodriguez and he belted a 2 run homer to knock Cole out of the game.  Cole would pitch 8 innings allowing just the 2 earned runs on the homer.  He also struck out 6 and only walked 2.  Cole gave way to Danny Barnes who now had to fight the confident Mets.  Barnes was able to squash the Mets comeback after allowing a run.  He would pick up the save which was his 4th of the season.

The offense proved to have just enough pop to support Cole’s excellent start.  A plethora of RBI doubles would be the difference makers.  The 3 doubles would drive in the majority of the Cat runs.  Roemon Fields, Dwight Smith Jr., and  Shane Opitz would each tally a double during the game.  A solid game for the Cats and they were able to hold on after giving up a 3 run start to the inning in the 9th.

Line of the game

Taylor Cole 8 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 2 walks, 6 Strike outs

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