The Binghamton Mets hope they can win their second consecutive Eastern League Championship as they host the Reading Fightin Phils at 6:35  tonight (air at 6:20 on News Radio 1290 WNBF) at NYSEG Stadium.  It's the first game of the best-of-five playoff series.  Last season the B-Mets went on to defeat Richmond to win the Eastern League Championship.

Binghamton hosts the first two games of the series with Thursday night's start also set for 6:35.  Game three will be held in Reading on Friday night with game four if needed Saturday night in Reading and should there be a game five that would be Sunday night also in Reading.

Manager Pedro Lopez sends Tyler Pill to the mound in a starting assignment tonight.  Pill has made six starts since being assigned from Las Vegas and he has won all six.  He carries a 2.08 ERA into the post-season.

The B-Mets got some good news prior to finalizing their playoff roster.  Hard-hitting Josh Rodriguez has been sent to Binghamton from Triple-A Las Vegas.  Rodriguez was hitting .282 with 19 home runs and 76 RBI.