Even though it is only early July tonight's series opener against the Portland Sea Dogs has playoff implications for both teams.  Heading into the first game of a four-game series the Sea Dogs lead the B-Mets by eight games in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.  The B-Mets look to cut that margin in the next four outings.  Binghamton's record is 51-37 while the Sea Dogs are 59-29.

Cory Mazzoni makes his first start of the season for the B- Mets .  He has started a pair of games in Class A ball...one with The Gulf Coast League Mets and one with St. Lucie.  He was injured to start the year.

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.  He saw duty in Binghamton last season and was a 2nd round draft pick of New York in 2011.

Tyler Pill gets the start tomorrow night for the B-Mets while former Binghamton University ace Mike Augliera is the scheduled starter for Portland.  Augliera is 3-7 this season with an ERA of 5.36 in 16 starts.