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Binghamton Mets Host Fightin Phils Tonight

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The Binghamton Mets hope they don’t have to face the Reading Fightin Phils and Mother Nature tonight when they meet at NYSEG Stadium at 6:35 (6:20 Airtime on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  Last night the B-Mets rallied from a four-run deficit to tie the game only to fall behind 5-4 heading to the top of the seventh inning.  But, rain that had delayed the start of the game returned and intensified forcing umpires to call the contest with Reading posting the win.

Tonight, the B-Mets carry the Eastern League’s best record of 62-38 into action against Reading who checks in with a slate of 43-57…19 games behind Binghamton in the Eastern Division.  Binghamton has a 10 game lead on second- place New Hampshire and a 12 game edge on third-place Trenton.

Heading into tonight’s match-up outfielder Cesar Puello leads the Eastern League with a .332 batting average.  Allan Dykstra is sixth with a .309 average and Josh Rodriguez is right behind at .305.  In the pitching department Binghamton’s Logan Verrett and Erik Goeddel share the league lead with Akron’s Matt Porter with nine victories.  Closer Jeff Walters  is the top save-man in the circuit with 26 saves.

One of New York’s top prospects gets the ball tonight.  Noah Syndergaard, who got a start in the recent Futures Game for the USA squad opposes Jesse Biddle.  The two teams wrap-up the three-game series tomorrow night at NYSEG Stadium.

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